Honouring the Life of Dr. Anil Kapoor

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Anil Kapoor. Dr. Kapoor passed away in the early hours of February 28 after a short and courageous battle with an acute illness. His loss is deeply felt by the entire urologic and genitourinary cancer community coast to coast, as well as to those who worked with him here at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton through the years.

His life and career were dedicated to advancing care in kidney cancer and other genitourinary malignancies. He was an integral member of the Division of Urology at McMaster University since its inception and served the Hamilton community for more than two decades. He was a long-time member of the Department of Surgery, and one of our key leaders in surgical innovation at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and was the Director of the Urologic Cancer Centre for Research & Innovation at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Dr. Kapoor was deeply committed to pursuing new knowledge, testing new medications and employing laparoscopic surgical techniques to help those living with cancers of the bladder, kidneys and prostate. He led the Genitourinary Research Pillar of The Research Institute of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and was a Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He held numerous roles within the Division of Urology, at the Canadian Urologic Association, and with Kidney Cancer Canada just to name a few.

Dr. Kapoor was deeply involved with the philanthropic work of our Foundation and was one of the most prolific recipients of miracle worker nominations from grateful patients and their families. During his tenure at St. Joe’s he amassed 77 nominations which were accompanied by many impactful donations. Dr. Kapoor was also integral in securing a number of major gifts to support kidney and urinary care and research here at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Kapoor’s family, friends, patients and colleagues. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. May he rest in peace.