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David A. Bushinsky, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-4517

Administrative: (585) 273-3173

Fax: (585) 442-9201

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Patient Care Setting

Nephrology

Biography

Professional Background

David A. Bushinsky, is Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He was the Chief of the Nephrology Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center for 29 years as well as the John J. Kuiper Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Dr. Bushinsky has published well over three hundred peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews, chapters and editorials focusing on disorders of divalent ion metabolism. He has extensively studied the mechanism by which metabolic acids induce physicochemical bone dissolution and cell-mediated bone resorption. He has also developed a strain of rats that exhibit genetic hypercalciuria, the most common metabolic abnormality in humans with nephrolithiasis, and spontaneously form kidney stones. His research has been consistently funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health for almost 4 decades. Dr Bushinsky has lectured throughout the world on the effects of acid on bone, stone formation 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.

Credentials

Education

1975
MD | Tufts University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1978 - 06/30/1980
Fellowship at Floating Hospital for Children @ Tufts Medical Center

09/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Fellowship in Nephrology at Floating Hospital for Children @ Tufts Medical Center

01/01/1976 - 06/30/1977
Residency in Nephrology at Floating Hospital for Children @ Tufts Medical Center

09/01/1975 - 12/31/1976
Internship in Internal Medicine at Floating Hospital for Children @ Tufts Medical Center

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Awards

1998
Association of American Physicians

1990
American Society for Clinical Investigation

1987
American Society of Nephrology Travel Award

1983 - 1984
Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship

1981 - 1982
Martin Rosenthal Award for Medical Research

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/9/2022
Jörg DJ, Fuertinger DH, Cherif A, Bushinsky DA, Mermelstein A, Raimann JG, Kotanko P. "Modeling osteoporosis to design and optimize pharmacological therapies comprising multiple drug types." eLife.. 2022 Aug 9; 11Epub 2022 Aug 09.

5/13/2022
Wesson DE, Mathur V, Tangri N, Hamlett S, Bushinsky DA, Boulware LE. "Primary Medical Care Integrated with Healthy Eating and Healthy Moving is Essential to Reduce Chronic Kidney Disease Progression." The American journal of medicine.. 2022 May 13; Epub 2022 May 13.

5/2022
Guo S, Chia W, Wang H, Bushinsky DA, Zhong B, Favus MJ. "Vitamin D receptor (VDR) contributes to the development of hypercalciuria by sensitizing VDR target genes to vitamin D in a genetic hypercalciuric stone-forming (GHS) rat model." Genes & diseases.. 2022 May; 9(3):797-806. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: Nephrolithaisis
Book Title: Goldman-Cecil, Medicine
Author List: Bushinsky, DA
Edited By: Goldman, Shafer
Published By: Elzevier 2020

2020
Chapter Title: Kidney Stones
Book Title: William's Textbook of Endocrinology
Author List: Bushinsky, DA
Edited By: Malmed, Polonsky, Larsen and Kronenberg
Published By: Elsevier 2020

2019
Chapter Title: Nephrolithiasis and Nephrocalcinosis
Book Title: Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology. 6th edition
Author List: Chen W, Monk RD, Bushinsky DA
Edited By: by R. J. Johnson, J. Feehally and J. Floege. Mosby
Published By: Mosby 2019 in London

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