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David A. Bushinsky, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-4517

Administrative: (585) 273-3173

Fax: (585) 442-9201

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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. 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.



BS | Lehigh University
Chemical Engineering

MD | Tufts University Sch 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

Wesson DE, Mathur V, Tangri N, Stasiv Y, Parsell D, Li E, Klaerner G, Bushinsky DA. "Long-term safety and efficacy of veverimer in patients with metabolic acidosis in chronic kidney disease: a multicentre, randomised, blinded, placebo-controlled, 40-week extension." Lancet.. 2019 Aug 3; 394(10196):396-406. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

Chen W, Eisenberg R, Mowrey WB, Wylie-Rosett J, Abramowitz MK, Bushinsky DA, Melamed ML. "Association between dietary zinc intake and abdominal aortic calcification in US adults." Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association.. 2019 Jul 11; Epub 2019 Jul 11.

Navaneethan SD, Shao J, Buysse J, Bushinsky DA. "Effects of Treatment of Metabolic Acidosis in CKD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN.. 2019 Jul 5; 14(7):1011-1020. Epub 2019 Jun 13.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Acidosis and Bone. In: Nutritional Influences on Bone Health.
Author List: Bushinsky, D. A
Edited By: P. Burckhardt, Bess Dawson-Hughes, C, Weaver.
Published By: Springer-Verlag 2010 in London

Book Title: Keeping divalent ions in their proper place
Author List: Bushinsky, D. A. and J. Silver
Edited By: Curr. Opin Nephrol
Published By: Hypertens 2010

Chapter Title: 1:
Book Title: Contribution of intestine, bone, kidney and dialysis to extracellular fluid calc
Author List: Bushinsky, D. A.
Published By: J. Am. Soc.Nephrol. Suppl 2010




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