Beth Piraino, MD

Beth Piraino, MD

Nephrology Pittsburgh, PA

Professor of Medicine, University Pittsburgh


Office Address

  • 3504 Fifth Ave, Ste 200
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Phone: (412) 647-7157

Beth Piraino, MD

Nephrology Pittsburgh, PA

Professor of Medicine, University Pittsburgh

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Nephrology: General Nephrology
  • Clinical Interests: Peritonitis; Peritoneal Dialysis; Home Hemodialysis; Chronic Kidney Failure; Polycystic Kidney Diseases; hypertension; Acute Kidney Injury; Hyponatremia; Renal Dialysis

Education & Medical Training

  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1978 - 2016
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1980
  • American Board of Internal MedicineNephrology, 1982

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Recipient of Faculty Distinguished Service AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh, 2014
  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
  • Recipient-225th Anniversary MedallionUniversity of Pittsburgh, 2013

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Dietary Sodium Intake in Type 2 Diabetes  Ferreira Provenzano L, Stark S, Steenkiste A, Piraino B, Sevick MA, Clinical Diabetes, 1/1/2014
  • "Loss of Kidney Function With Aging Is a Patient Safety Hazard"  Vassalotti, J and Piraino B, Am J of Kidney Dis, 1/1/2013
  • Catheter-related peritonitis  Piraino B, Bernardini J, Perit Dial Intern, 1/1/2013

Books/Book Chapters

  • Contributions to Nephrology Chapter: Cardiovascular Complications in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients. In Peritoneal Dialysis-From Basic Concepts to Clinical Excellence. Page 102 - 109
    Piraino B
    Editors: Ronco C, Crepaldi C, Cruz D.Karger, Basel
    2009
  • Contributions to Nephrology Chapter: Insights on Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Infections. In Peritoneal Dialysis-From Basic Concepts to Clinical Excellence. Page 161 - 168
    Piraino B
    Editors: Ronco C, Crepaldi C, Cruz D.Karger, Basel
    2009
  • Dialysis and Transplantation Chapter: Management of Infections. 
    Piraino B and Gokal R
    Editors: .WB Saunders and Co., Orlando
    2000

Abstracts/Posters

  • Research Directions in Peritoneal Dialysis Infections. Piraino B, Blood Purif; Joint DKUHD/NIDDK and RPA Research and Education Foundation Meeting, 1/1/1995

Lectures

  • "Nephrology Division Renal Grand Rounds", Visiting Professor Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 1/12/2014
  • "Interstitial Renal Disease" 1/17/2013
  • "CKD IV Seminar" Erie, PA - 1/1/2013

Other

  • Focus on patient choice: DCI-Oakland, PA. Piraino B, Nephrol News Issues
    1/1/2007

Grant Support

  • Nutrinealtm Replacement Of Amino Acid Losses In CAPD In PatientsNational Center For Research Resources
    1998 - 1999
  • Factors Affecting Tolerance Of Exchange Volume In Patients On CAPDNational Center For Research Resources
    1998 - 1999
  • Nutrineal Replacement Of Amino Acid Losses In CAPD In PatientsNational Center For Research Resources
    1997 - 1997

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Providence Health System Preferred PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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