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David Allen Bushinsky, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Dialysis, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis Fabry, Fabrazyme General Nephrology Kidney Stones Kidney, Chronic Kidney Disease Renal Disease

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Fax: (585) 442-9201

Office: (585) 275-4517

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients


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.


Faculty Appointments


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


BS | Lehigh University
Chemical Engineering

MD | Tufts University Sch Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

09/01/1975 - 12/31/1976
Internship in 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

Weir MR, Mayo MR, Garza D, Arthur SA, Berman L, Bushinsky D, Wilson DJ, Epstein M. "Effectiveness of patiromer in the treatment of hyperkalemia in chronic kidney disease patients with hypertension on diuretics." Journal of hypertension.. 2017 May 0; 35 Suppl 1:S57-S63.

Wolf M, Bushinsky DA. "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something black." Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension.. 2017 Apr 1; Epub 2017 Apr 01.

Krieger NS, Bushinsky DA. "Stimulation of Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 by Metabolic Acidosis Requires Osteoblastic Intracellular Calcium Signaling and Prostaglandin Synthesis." American journal of physiology. Renal physiology.. 2017 Mar 15; :ajprenal.00522.2016. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

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-Verlag2010 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: Hypertens2010

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. Suppl2010




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