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David A. Bushinsky, MD

Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology and Physiology,
University of Rochester School of Medicine

Dr. David A. Bushinsky, M.D., 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 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 four 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 professional organizations, including the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.