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It is with great pleasure that the UNC Urology Department announces the promotion of Dr. Brad Figler to the position of Clinical Associate Professor.

Within the UNC School of Medicine, the promotion of a faculty member to Associate Professor requires unequivocal evidence of excellence in educational scholarship, research, and clinical scholarship.


“Dr. Figler is a thought leader in reconstructive urology and has been instrumental in building the UNC Transgender Health Program through gender-affirming surgery. He embodies the tripartite mission of UNC Urology – as a teacher, researcher and clinician who cares for his patients with skill and compassion. We are fortunate to benefit from Dr. Figler’s expertise and look forward to his continued contributions to the fields of men’s health and transgender health.”

Angela Smith, MD, MS
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Director of Urologic Oncology
Associate Professor of Urology


Clinical Practice:

Dr. Figler’s practice offers comprehensive Men’s Health and genitourinary reconstruction services and his areas of expertise include penile prosthesis implantation, Peyronie’s Disease, male urinary incontinence and male urethral/genital reconstruction for diseases including lichen sclerosus, genital skin deficiency, buried penis, hidradenitis, fistula, stricture, and genital cancer. Dr. Figler also specializes in genital gender-affirming surgery, including metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, and vaginoplasty.


UNC School of Medicine faculty are expected to make substantial contributions to the School’s and Department’s teaching missions through sustained excellence in teaching and mentoring.

Currently, Dr. Figler serves alongside Dr. Coward, as to fellowship faculty for the UNC Urology Men’s Health Fellowship.


Dr. Figler’s research interests include patient’s access to urologic surgery and strategies to address barriers, including telemedicine; clinical outcomes and innovative techniques in reconstructive urology.

About Dr. Figler

Dr. Figler received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Urology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

Following residency, Dr. Figler completed a two-year fellowship in Genitourinary Trauma and Male Reconstruction at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center with Dr. Hunter Wessells and Dr. Bryan Voelzke. During this time, Dr. Figler also worked at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, where he pursued an interest in health services research.

After his fellowship training, Dr. Figler worked at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as an Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Reconstructive Urology and in 2016, Dr. Figler joined UNC Urology.