Michael Borofsky

Associate Professor
Fellowship Director - Endourology


I believe in providing comprehensive care for common urologic conditions. I am particularly interested in the management of benign urologic conditions which may have a negative impact on quality of life such as kidney stones and enlarged prostate.  Kidney stones can be extremely painful, disruptive and commonly require emergency room visits or treatments.  I strive to help patients overcome kidney stone episodes in as least disruptive a fashion as possible and identify individualized prevention strategies that help stop them from recurring and causing problems at a later date.  Urinary conditions caused by an enlarged prostate can also cause tremendous bother whether it be through sleep disruption, time spent in the bathroom, infections, discomfort or inability to void altogether.  I seek individualized, patient centered solutions either through lifestyle management, medication use, or surgery.  When surgical intervention is needed I use the most effective and minimally invasive solutions that can be achieved with as little life disruption as possible.


  • Endourology

  • Kidney Stones

  • Enlarged Prostate

  • Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH)

  • Ureteroscopy

  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)

  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)


Undergrad:  University of Michigan

Med School: University of Michigan

Internship: NYU Langone Medical Center

Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center

Fellowship: Indiana University 

Awards and Recognitions

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

  • MSP St Paul Magazine Rising Star 2017 - 2022

  • UMN Physicians Clinical Excellence Honors 2023, 2024

  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine Top Doctors 2023

  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine Top Doctors for Women 2023

  • Societe Internationale Urologie Innovator Award 2019

Research Summary 

Dr. Borofsky is the fellowship director for Endourology.  His research interests include validation and utilization of new technologies in the management of kidney stone treatment.  He has studied the use of smart water bottles to help patients drink more fluid and prevent kidney stone growth.  He has also studied the efficacy of new scopes and lasers on the surgical management of kidney stones and enlarged prostates.  He has an interest in communication and has validated patient and surgeon communication tools so that optimal care can be delivered across the entire healthcare experience.  He has been recognized for his research efforts with numerous honors including receiving the Innovator Award by the international urology group, Societe Internationale Urologie, in 2019.


Bhojani N, Wollin DA, El Tayeb MM, Scotland KB, Knoedler J, Stern KL, Nguyen DD, Rivera M, Borofsky MS, Canvasser N, Bechis SK, Hsi RS. Prospective Multicenter Evaluation of Pain Before and After Removal of Nonobstructing Renal Calculi: A CoRE Initiative. J Urol. 2024 Mar;211(3):436-444. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000003799. Epub 2023 Dec 15. PMID: 38100842. 

Sorensen MD, Harper JD, Borofsky MS, Hameed TA, Smoot KJ, Burke BH, Levchak BJ, Williams JC Jr, Bailey MR, Liu Z, Lingeman JE. Removal of Small, Asymptomatic Kidney Stones and Incidence of Relapse. N Engl J Med. 2022 Aug 11;387(6):506-513. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2204253. PMID: 35947709; PMCID: PMC9741871.

For more, see: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?sort=date&term=Borofsky+MS&cauthor_id=35947709 




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