David Allen Bushinsky, M.D.

David Allen 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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2016 Sep
Weir M, Mayo M, Garza D, Arthur S, Berman L, Bushinsky D, Wilson D, Epstein M. "OS 19-04 CHRONIC DIURETIC THERAPY DOES NOT IMPAIR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PATIROMER IN HYPERKALEMIC PATIENTS WITH CKD." Journal of hypertension. 2016 Sep; 34 Suppl 1 - ISH 2016 Abstract Book:e229.
2016 Jul 25
Gambaro G, Croppi E, Coe F, Lingeman J, Moe O, Worcester E, Buchholz N, Bushinsky D, Curhan GC, Ferraro PM, Fuster D, Goldfarb DS, Heilberg IP, Hess B, Lieske J, Marangella M, Milliner D, Preminger GM, Reis Santos JM, Sakhaee K, Sarica K, Siener R, Strazzullo P, Williams JC, . "Metabolic diagnosis and medical prevention of calcium nephrolithiasis and its systemic manifestations: a consensus statement." Journal of nephrology. 2016 Jul 25; Epub 2016 Jul 25.
2016 Jul
Bushinsky DA, Wolf M. "Mineral metabolism: progress in the face of complexity." Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension. 2016 Jul; 25(4):269-70.
2016 May
Chen W, Bushinsky DA. "Mineral metabolism: The perils of a falling PTH due to high dialysate calcium." Nature reviews. Nephrology. 2016 May; 12(5):264-6. Epub 2016 Mar 21.
2016 Mar
Krieger NS, Yao Z, Kyker-Snowman K, Kim MH, Boyce BF, Bushinsky DA. "Increased bone density in mice lacking the proton receptor OGR1." Kidney international. 2016 Mar; 89(3):565-73. Epub 2016 Jan 06.

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)


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


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