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The Department of Urology is delighted to announce the promotion of Dr. Davis Viprakasit to the position of “Professor of Urology.” Dr. Viprakasit’s journey – throughout his career – has been notable due to his dedication to providing outstanding clinical care, and many invaluable contributions to the field of urology. Join us as we celebrate his achievements.

Congratulations, Dr. Viprakasit, on this significant milestone!

Dr. Viprakasit began his medical career at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, where he earned his medical degree and completed his urologic residency.

He then completed a Laparoscopy, Robotics, and Endourology fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. This training allowed him to refine his surgical skills and delve into the cutting-edge aspects of urological care.

In 2011, Dr. Viprakasit joined the faculty of the UNC Department of Urology as an Assistant Professor. From the outset, he demonstrated a remarkable commitment to his field, taking on various responsibilities and making significant contributions to both patient care and academic pursuits.

Expertise in Kidney Stone Disease

Dr. Viprakasit’s specialization in all facets of kidney stone disease, from diagnosis and surgical treatment to medical prevention, has been instrumental in improving the lives of countless patients. His comprehensive approach to this condition reflects his dedication to providing holistic care.

Innovations in Urological Technology

Beyond kidney stone disease, Dr. Viprakasit has a clinical interest in new technologies for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and bladder outlet obstruction, showcasing his commitment to being a leader and innovator at the forefront of urological advancements.

Leadership in Multidisciplinary Care

Through his collaborations with the Division of Nephrology and Nutrition Services in the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Viprakasit played a pivotal role in the formation of the Multidisciplinary Kidney Stone Program at UNC. This program exemplifies his dedication to addressing the kidney health concerns of high-risk patients through comprehensive, specialized care.

Pioneering Research

Dr. Viprakasit’s research interests have primarily focused on outcomes related to kidney stone surgery and the utilization of preventive measures for stone recurrence. His research contributions have not only advanced the field but have also shaped clinical practices.

Educational Excellence

Recognized for his exceptional teaching abilities, Dr. Viprakasit was appointed Associate Residency Program Director for the Department of Urology in 2013 and recently became the Program Director for the Endourology Fellowship Program. In a testament to his impactful mentoring, residents from UNC Urology bestowed upon him the title of Attending of the Year in 2017. Dr. Viprakasit’s unwavering dedication to education has left an indelible mark on students, residents, and fellow trainees alike.


Dr. Viprakasit’s promotion to Professor of Urology comes as no surprise to those who have had the privilege of working with him. Colleagues and mentors have shared their thoughts on his many notable contributions:

  • “He was instrumental in formation of the Multidisciplinary Stone Clinic at UNC, which provides comprehensive, specialized care from the Departments of Urology, Nephrology, and Nutrition aimed at reducing stone recurrence. His expertise in metabolic stone disease and continued leadership as Director of the clinic exemplify his indispensability to the faculty.”

  • “I consider him one of the rising and current stars in our national organization and someone who can be counted on to deliver in whatever roles he is asked to participate in these meetings and academic activities.”

  • “He has been selected and has spoken at the Research on Calculus Kinetics (ROCK) society, which is the premier stone research meeting and consortium in the world. This is a sign of a great national and international reputation along with clinical expertise and research.”

  • “Dr. Viprakasit’s teaching efforts have been superior on all levels during his time here on the faculty… His efforts have made important and indelible positive contributions to student, resident, and fellow trainees, and his presentations at regional and national symposia and conferences have provided excellent educational content to peers and trainees from other institutions.”