Boris Boyanovsky, MD, PhD


Associate Professor

Biomedical Science

Dr. Boris Boyanovsky, or “Dr. B.”, is a small group facilitator and designated anatomist who leads the holographic anatomy learning for anatomy education at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Dr. B is an immunologist and allergist, and previously served as an Associate Professor of Biomedical Education at California Health Sciences University. His interests lie in community outreach and medical education.

Faculty headshot of Boris Boyanovsky, MD, PhD

Education and Training

MS, Medical University of Sophia, Sophia, Bulgaria
PhD, Medical University of Sophia, Sophia, Bulgaria
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Professional Positions

Research Associate, Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky
Professional Associate, Behavioral Science
University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor, Basic Science
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor, Basic Science
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor, Biomedical Education
California Health Sciences University
Associate Professor, Biomedical Science
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

Young Investigator Travel Award
European Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Postdoctoral Fellowship
American Heart Association
2003, 2005
Award for Scientific Presentation
Southeastern Lipid Research Conference
Award for Scientific Presentation
Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day
Young Investigator Travel Award
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Conference

Scholarly Activities

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts
  • Boyanovsky B, Webb N. Biology of Secretory Phospholipase A2. Review. Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. 2008 23(1):61-72. Epub 2008 Oct 14.
  • Shridas P, Bailey W, Boyanovsky B, Oslund RC, Gelb MH, Webb N]. Group X Secretory Phospholipase A2 Regulates the Expression of Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory Protein (StAR) in Mouse Adrenals. J. Biol. Chem. 2010 Jun 25; 285(26):20031-9. Epub 2010 Apr 26.
  • Zack M, Shridas P, Boyanovsky B, Bailey W, Forrest K, Howatt D, Gelb M, de Beer F, Daugherty A, Webb N. Group X secretory phospholipase A2 augments Angiotensin II- induced inflammatory responses and abdominal aortic aneurysm formation in apoE deficient mice. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Jan; 214(1):58-64. Epub 2010 Aug 19.
  • Boyanovsky B, Bailey W, Dixon L, and Webb N. Group V secretory phospholipase A2 enhances the progression of angiotensin II-induced abdominal aortic aneurysms but confers protection against angiotensin II-induced cardiac fibrosis in apoE deficient mice. American Journal of Pathology. 2012 Sep; 181(3):1088-98.