Michael R. Pinsky
Dr. Pinsky is a Professor of Critical Care Medicine with secondary appointments in Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical & Translational Science, Anesthesiology and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his BSc and MD, CM from McGill University in 1971 and 1974, respectively, graduating with Honours. He did an Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary Medicine fellowship at Stanford University with additional training in cardiopulmonary physiology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. He joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 1981. He received Docteur honoris causa from the Université de Paris V (Le Sorbonne) in 2002 and Professor Honoaria from the Universidad de Iberoamérica, San José, Costa Rica in 2010 and in 2012 he became one of the first 20 critical care physicians to receive Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Pinsky is a medical attending at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Program Director of the Departmental of Critical Care Medicine’s NRSA Research fellowship program which he founded and has run since 1996. He is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institutional Review Board for Biomedical Research, a member of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Ethics Committee and the University of Pittsburgh Physicians Diversity Inclusion Committee. He is a member of the ACGME Review Board for Pulmonary & CCM. He is the President of the University of Pittsburgh Senate now entering his third consecutive term in office. He was co-director of the Long-Term Acute Care facility of the University of Pittsburgh for 5 years and medical director of the MICU at the Oakland VAMC for ten years. His research interests are in the fields of heart-lung interactions, cardiovascular insufficiency, hemodynamic monitoring, sepsis, mechanical ventilation and health services research and quality of life after critical illness. He has published >230 peer-reviewed papers, >210 chapters, and 24 volumes. He is a K24 translational scholar. He is the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory, Editor-in-Chief of eMedicine’s Critical Care Medicine and on numerous editorial boards and international program committees focusing on critical care medicine issues and on the NHLBI LRP and K award study sections.