Panelist: David A. Bushinsky, MD
Episodes in which David A. Bushinsky, MD appears
Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology and Physiology
Chief, Nephrology Division
Associate Chair, Academic Affairs in the Department of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
Dr. Bushinsky has published well over 100 peer-reviewed articles and over 80 invited reviews, chapters and editorials focusing on disorders of divalent ion metabolism. His has developed a strain of rats that exhibit genetic hypercalciuria, the most common metabolic abnormality in humans with nephrolithiasis, and spontaneously form kidney stones. The pathophysiology of the hypercalciuria closely parallels that of man and is thus a useful model to study stone formation in humans. He has also extensively studied the mechanism by which acid induces physicochemical bone dissolution and cell-mediated resorption. His research has been consistently funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health for over 2 decades. Dr. Bushinsky has lectured throughout the world on stone formation, effects of acid on bone and other disorders of divalent ion metabolism.
Dr. Bushinsky received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass. He completed an internship and residency at Tufts New England Medical Center Hospital in Boston, Mass. He also completed a fellowship in clinical nephrology and a research fellowship in nephrology at Tufts New England Medical Center Hospital in Boston, Mass.
Dr. Bushinsky is a member of a number of organizations including the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is married to Nancy Krieger, a pharmacologist and collaborator, and they have two children, Joshua and Seth.