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We are delighted to announce the recent promotion of Dr. Kristy Borawski to the position of “Professor of Urology” within the Department of Urology, effective July 1st, 2023.

This achievement marks a significant milestone in Dr. Borawski’s impressive career, and is a well-deserved recognition of her exceptional skills, unwavering commitment to patient care, and contributions to medical education and the field of urology. Her achievements, leadership, and dedication have made a profound impact on the UNC School of Medicine community, and we eagerly anticipate the many more successes she will achieve. Congratulations, Dr. Borawski, on this significant achievement!

After earning her medical degree from Albany Medical College, Dr.  Borawski pursued her urologic residency at Duke University. She went on to complete a  fellowship in Reconstructive Urology, Neurourology, and Urodynamics at Duke University before joining UNC in 2010. Since then, her commitment to quality of life-driven treatments has made her a highly respected figure in our community.

Throughout her time at UNC, Dr. Borawski’s contributions and achievements have been recognized through various prestigious awards and programs. Recently, she was selected to participate in the newly launched “Leading Transformation in Academic Medicine (LTAM)” Program, an immersive leadership development opportunity at UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs & Leadership Development (FALD).

In addition to this, Dr. Borawski’s excellence as an educator has been acknowledged numerous times, receiving the UNC Academy of Educators’ (AOE) Craver Medical Student Teaching Award in April of 2021 and being appointed as the Director of the Learning Environment for Undergraduate Medical Education in March 2022. Just this past month, she was selected as the Urology Faculty Member of the Year.

Dr. Borawski’s recognition for collaboration and support extends beyond her medical expertise; she was awarded the “Friend of Nursing” Award in December 2022 for her continued support and collaboration with nursing staff. This award highlights her dedication to fostering a collaborative relationship between medical and nursing colleagues, setting an example of Carolina Care excellence.

Despite her many notable achievements, Dr. Borawski is widely recognized by those with whom she has worked, for her authentic, humble, and compassionate approach to the practice of medicine. We are grateful to have Dr. Borawski on our faculty and look forward to her continued leadership in the years to come!

2023 Faculty of the Year Kristy Borawski

Dr. Borawski Awarded 2023 Urology Attending of the Year award

Dr. Borawski Awarded 2022 UNC Health’s Friend of Nursing Award


Below are some representative quotes from professional colleagues in reference to Dr. Borawski’s recent promotion:

  • “Dr. Borawski leads by example as a physician, with superlative patient care consistently recognized not only by the Carolina Care Excellence Award but also with designation as a “Top Doctor” and “Exceptional Women in Medicine” nationally from Castle-Connolly. Alongside these important recognitions from patients and peer clinicians, we were particularly proud—though not surprised—when she was selected by our UNC Medical Center nursing leadership for the Physician Friend of Nursing Award last year. This honor is awarded to a single physician each year in our organization; an extremely prestigious recognition, given the many outstanding physicians here at UNC.”

  • “What sets Dr. Borawski apart is her expertise in urodynamic studies and uro-gynecological evaluations for patients with neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. She is the only specialist of this kind in the state. She is highly sought after for her patient-centered, evidence-based care for complicated issues these patients face daily.”

  • “Throughout her career, Dr. Borawski has distinguished herself as a leader within the field of Urology through her clinical, research, educational and administrative accomplishments at UNC as well as on a regional and national level.”