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Michael Pinsky, MD

Michael Pinsky, MD

Internal Medicine Pittsburgh, PA

Professor, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Office Address

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  • 3550 Terrace Street
    606 Scaife Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    Phone: (412) 647-7766

Dr. Pinsky's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Internal Medicine: Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Pinsky's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical InstructorStanford University Medical Center
    Stanford, CA
  • Professor (conferred tenure)University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Asst. Professor of Medicine (1981-1985); Asst. Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine & Medicine (1985-1986); Assoc. Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Research Asst. Professor of Medicine (1986-1991); Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine (1991-1994)
  • Emeritus (Honorary) AttendingUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Medical Attending (1981-1996); Director of Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (1985-19900; Medical Attending, Magee Women’s Hospital (2001-Present); Medical Attending (1996-2001); Director of Research Division of Critical Care Medicine (1990-2001)
  • Vice-Chair, Academic AffairsUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Professor of Critical Care Medicine (2001-Present); Professor of Anesthesiology (2001-Present); Professor of Bioengineering (2003-Present); Tissue Regeneration Investigator, McGowan Institute (2006-Present); Professor of Cardiovascular Disease (2007-Present)
  • Medical AttendingInstituto Mediterraneo per i Teapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione
    Palermo, Italy
  • Co-DirectorLong-term Acute Care (LTAC), LifeCare Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Attending PhysicianCochin Hospital
    Paris, France
  • Associate ProfessorUniversity of Paris V, Cochin Hospital
    Paris, France
  • InvestigatorInternational Resuscitation Research Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Medical AttendingMontefiore University Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • ConsultantResuscitation Research Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Research Associate (Clinical Investigator)Veterans Administration Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Medical Attending (1981-2001); Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit (1981-1983)
  • Staff PhysicianOrlando Regional Medical Center
    Orlando, FL
  • Medical AttendingStanford University Medical Center
    Stanford, CA

Dr. Pinsky's Education & Medical Training

  • Katz School of Business, University of PittsburghKatz School of Business, University of PittsburghOther Training, MBA
  • McGill UniversityMcGill UniversityOther Training, B.S., First Class Honours, Genetics, Double Honours: Molecular Genetics & Physiological Psychology
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityFellowship, Pulmonary Disease
  • Stanford UniversityStanford UniversityFellowship, Pulmonary Disease
  • Stanford UniversityStanford UniversityResidency, Internal Medicine
  • McGill University Faculty of MedicineMcGill University Faculty of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Pinsky's Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1981 - 2014
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineCritical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicinePulmonary Disease

Dr. Pinsky's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • SMART Award for Distinguished Achievement in Intensive Care Medicine2013
  • Society of Critical Care MedicinePresidential Citation for Outstanding ContributionsSociety of Critical Care Medicine, 2012
  • European Society of Intensive Care MedicineHonorary MemberEuropean Society of Intensive Care Medicine, 2012
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Dr. Pinsky's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Effect of acute endotoxemia on analogue estimates of mean systemic pressure.Lee J, Ogedele O, Pike F, Pinsky MR, J Crit Care, 5/31/2013
  • Tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) during weaning from mechanical ventilation: An observational study.Gruartmoner G, Mesquida J, Masip J, Martínez ML, Villagra A, Pinsky MR, Artigas A, Baigorri F, Euro Respir J, 1/11/2013
  • Cardiac output response to norepinephrine in postoperative cardiac surgery patients: interpretation with venous return and cardiac function curves.Maas JJ, Pinsky MR, de Wilde RB, de Jonge E, Jansen JR, Crit Care Med, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Oxford American Handbook of Critical Care, Pittsburgh Critical Care SeriesChapter: Functional hemodynamic monitoringPage 43 - 48
    Garcia X, Pinsky MR
    Editors: Kellum JA, Cerda.Oxford University Press, NY
    2013
  • Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2013Chapter: Ventriculo-arterial decoupling in acutely altered hemodynamic states.Page 226 - 236
    Guarracino F, Baldassarri R, Pinsky MR
    Editors: Vincent JL.Springer-Verlag, Berlin
    2013
  • (Book review) Crit CareChapter: Acute exacerbations of respiratory diseases
    Pinsky MR
    Editors: Sahan S.
    2012
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Is there an information hierarchy among hemodynamic variables for early identification of occult hemorrhage?Holder AL, Guillame-Bert M , Chen K, Huggins P, Dubrawski A, Hravnak M, Clermont G, Pinsky MR, ISCAI Annual Meeting, Budapest, 8/1/2013
  • Does advanced treatment of existing physiologic data allow for earlier detection of occult hemorrhage?Holder AL, Guillame-Bert M , Chen K, Huggins P, Dubrawski A, Hravnak M, Clermont G, Pinsky MR, ISCAI Annual Meeting, Budapest, 8/1/2013
  • Hemorrhagic shock-induced mitochondrial dysfunction is limited by Inhaled carbon monoxide or nebulized sodium nitrite as adjuncts to standard resuscitation.Escobar D, Gómez H, Ataya B, Gordon L, Ogundele O, Severyn D, Pinsky MR, Shiva S, Zuckerbraun B, 11th Annual Department of Surgery Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, 5/18/2013
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Lectures

  • "Bedside fiberoptic bronchoscopy,"Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Critical Care Medicine, Fellow lectu - 8/5/2013
  • "Vascular pressure transduction using fluid filled catheters."Postgraduate Workshop: Hemodynamic Monitoring: Technical Aspects: Making the Right Measures - 3/17/2013
  • "Principals of experimental design and controlled observations."Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Critical Care Medicine, Fellow Profe - 1/31/2013
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Other

  • Academic responsibility. (Senate Matters)Pinsky MR, University Times, University of Pittsburgh 44
    1/1/2011
  • Electrolytes and homeostasis.Venkataraman R, Pinsky MR, Patient-centered Acute Care Training (PACT) module
    http://pact.esicm.org
    European Society of Intensive Care Medicine - 1/1/2011
  • Derived hemodynamic measures of cardiovascular status.Pinsky MR, 6th Congress of Nephrology on Internet, CIN2011
    http://cin2011.uninet.edu/
    1/1/2011
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Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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