David A. Bushinsky, M.D.

David A. Bushinsky, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 675
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4517
Fax: (585) 442-9201

Professional Bio

David A. Bushinsky, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is Chief of the Nephrology Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Medicine.



Dr. Bushinsky has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and over 60 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 nephrlithiasis, and spontaneously form kidney stones. The pathophysiolgy 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. 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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Association of American Physicians 1998
American Society for Clinical Investigation 1990
American Society of Nephrology Travel Award 1987
Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship 1983 - 1984
Martin Rosenthal Award for Medical Research 1981 - 1982

Recent Journal Articles

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2009 Aug
Grynpas M, Waldman S, Holmyard D, Bushinsky DA. "Genetic hypercalciuric stone-forming rats have a primary decrease in BMD and strength." Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.. 2009 Aug; 24(8):1420-6.
2009 Jul
Silver J, Bushinsky DA. "Bone disease in chronic kidney disease: unraveling the details." Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension.. 2009 Jul; 18(4):279-80.
2009 Jun
Asplin JR, Donahue SE, Lindeman C, Michalenka A, Strutz KL, Bushinsky DA. "Thiosulfate reduces calcium phosphate nephrolithiasis." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN.. 2009 Jun; 20(6):1246-53. Epub 2009 Apr 15.
2009 Feb
Frick KK, Krieger NS, Nehrke K, Bushinsky DA. "Metabolic acidosis increases intracellular calcium in bone cells through activation of the proton receptor OGR1." Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.. 2009 Feb; 24(2):305-13.
2008 Jul
Block GA, Zeig S, Sugihara J, Chertow GM, Chi EM, Turner SA, Bushinsky DA, . "Combined therapy with cinacalcet and low doses of vitamin D sterols in patients with moderate to severe secondary hyperparathyroidism." Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association.. 2008 Jul; 23(7):2311-8. Epub 2008 Feb 29.

Current Appointments

Chief - Department of Medicine, Nephrology (SMD)
John J. Kuiper Distinguished Professorship - Department of Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Medicine, Nephrology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology (SMD)

Specialties

Nephrology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Tufts University Sch Medicine1975
BS | Chemical Engineering | Lehigh University1971

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Research in Research Fellow in Nephrology at New England Medical Center Hospitals09/01/1978 - 06/30/1980
Fellowship in Nephrology at New England Medical Center Hospitals09/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Residency in Nephrology at New England Medical Center Hospitals01/01/1976 - 06/30/1977
Internship in Medicine at New England Medical Center Hospitals09/01/1975 - 12/31/1976