Dr. Bushinsky Elected to National Physician Association

March 30, 1999

David A. Bushinsky, M.D., professor of medicine and of pharmacology and physiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and chief of nephrology at Strong Memorial Hospital, was elected to membership in the Association of American Physicians at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Each year, 55 physicians are nominated for membership based on their excellence in the pursuit of medical knowledge and their advancement of science through experimentation and application to clinical medicine. Bushinsky’s work has determined cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for loss of calcium from bone and abnormal loss of calcium in the urine in disease states.

Members have an opportunity to share their scientific discoveries and contributions with their colleagues at the Association’s annual meeting and to publish their work in its journal, Proceedings of the Association of American Physicians.

A graduate of Lehigh University and Tufts University School of Medicine, Bushinsky completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Tufts – New England Medical Center in Boston. He served on the faculty at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine before coming to the University of Rochester in 1989 to head nephrology.

Bushinsky has written over 100 articles in scientific journals and recently published a book entitled "Renal Osteodystrophy." He is regional president of the National Kidney Foundation, is on the editorial board of five medical journals, and is listed in The Best Doctors in America.

The Association of American Physicians is a non-profit professional organization founded in 1885 by physicians for the advancement of scientific and practical medicine. It includes 950 active and 500 emeritus and honorary members. Members of this prestigious association have included Nobel laureates and members of the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine.

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