Dr. Stephen Pautler has received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo. The prestigious award honours and recognizes significant service, contribution and achievements of alumni. It is given to alumnus who has demonstrated significant contributions in professional or academic achievement, or for volunteer leadership, humanitarian endeavours and community and public service.
During the evolution of his career, Dr. Pautler developed the first robotic surgery program in Canada and has performed the most robotic surgeries of any surgeon in any surgical discipline. An active patient advocate and highly regarded teacher and researcher, the surgeon has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, and has presented at numerous international conferences and meetings.
Considered a Canadian expert in hereditary kidney cancer syndromes and robotic surgery, Dr. Pautler provides leadership in provincial health care in his roles as the Southwest Regional Surgical Oncology Lead for CancerCare Ontario and the Provincial Lead for Urologic Surgery, Access to Care.
Dr. Pautler is a surgeon in St. Joseph’s Urology Centre and is also an associate professor of surgery and oncology at Western University.
Congratulations to Dr. Pautler on this most deserving honour.
Dr. Stephen Pautler, pictured with the diVinci surgical robot, has been honoured by the University of Waterloo.