Iris W. Borowsky, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Iris W. Borowsky

Contact Info

borow004@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-2398

Fax 612-626-2134

Office Address:
General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Room 389
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Division Director, Fellowship Program Director, and Faculty Member, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health


Pediatrician


MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Residency in Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

PhD, Biology and Biomedical Sciences (Neurosciences), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Summary

Iris Wagman Borowsky, MD, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health (DOGPAH), and Gisela and E. Paul Konopka Chair in Adolescent Health and Development at the University of Minnesota. As a general pediatrician, she enjoys caring for patients and their families and teaching future health care professionals at the Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC), a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the diverse community of South Minneapolis. She is passionate about CUHCC’s mission of transforming care and education to advance health equity and DOGPAH’s commitment to achieving health, justice, and positive development for all children, youth, and families through community-centered health care, research, education, and advocacy. Her research focuses on environmental and social risk and protective factors for health-risk behaviors and preventing violence among youth. Mentoring medical, graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, as well as residents, fellows, and junior faculty in multiple disciplines continues to be a career highlight.

Awards & Recognition

  • Gisela & E. Paul Konopka Endowed Chair in Adolescent Health and Development, University of Minnesota Medical School (2018)
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Department of Pediatrics (2017)
  • Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award, Academic Pediatric Association (2013)
  • Women Changing the Face of Pediatrics Lectureship, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (2012)
  • Academic Pediatric Association Presidential Plenary Session Platform Presentations (2003, 2007)
  • Jundt Research Award, U of MN, Minneapolis (2001)
  • Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Award, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (1999-2003)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Clinical

Specialties

  • Child and adolescent health

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

General pediatrics; Prevention and health promotion; Parenting education; Patient-doctor communication

Clinical Experience Statement

For over 25 years, I have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with children and their families at the Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC). I am passionate about the mission of CUHCC: Transforming Care and Education to Advance Health Equity. I thoroughly enjoy going the extra mile for patients.