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David A. Bushinsky, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-4517

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Professional Background

David A. Bushinsky, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester School 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 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. 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.



MD | Tufts University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1978 - 06/30/1980
Research in Research Fellow in Nephrology at New England Medical Center Hospitals

09/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Fellowship in Nephrology at New England Medical Center Hospitals

01/01/1976 - 06/30/1977
Residency in Nephrology at New England Medical Center Hospitals

09/01/1975 - 12/31/1976
Internship in Medicine at New England Medical Center Hospitals

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Association of American Physicians

American Society for Clinical Investigation

American Society of Nephrology Travel Award

1983 - 1984
Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship

1981 - 1982
Martin Rosenthal Award for Medical Research

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Journal Articles

Krieger NS, Bushinsky DA. "Metabolic Acidosis Regulates RGS16 and G-protein Signaling in Osteoblasts." American journal of physiology. Renal physiology.. 2021 Aug 16; Epub 2021 Aug 16.

Bellasi A, Raggi P, Bover J, Bushinsky DA, Chertow GM, Ketteler M, Rodriguez M, Sinha S, Salcedo C, Garg R, Gold A, Perelló J. "Trial design and baseline characteristics of CaLIPSO: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial of SNF472 in patients receiving haemodialysis with cardiovascular calcification." Clinical kidney journal.. 2021 Jan 0; 14(1):366-374. Epub 2019 Oct 30.

Stern JM, Burk RD, Asplin J, Krieger NS, Suadicani SO, Wang Y, Usyk M, Lee JA, Chen L, Becker J, Chan M, Bushinsky DA. "Kidney stone formation and the gut microbiome are altered by antibiotics in genetic hypercalciuric stone-forming rats." Urolithiasis.. 2020 Nov 7; Epub 2020 Nov 07.

Books & Chapters

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

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