Dr. Michael Pinsky is a Professor of Critical Care Medicine (primary), Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical & Translational Science, and Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also Docteur Honoris Casusa at the Universite Rene Descartes Paris V, School of Medicine in Paris, France. Dr. Pinsky is currently an Emeritus (Honorary) Attending at UPMC as well as a faculty member of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology at Pitt.
Dr. Pinsky received his MD from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Pinsky completed his post-graduate internal medicine residency training and pulmonary fellowship training at Stanford University, Stanford, California; Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida; and advanced physiological training at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, Maryland.
Currently, Dr. Pinsky serves as the Principal Investigator of two R01s on “Using biological time series analysis to identify cardiorespiratory insufficiency (MLADI)” and “Autonomous diagnosis and management of the critically ill during air transport (ADMIT)” and Scientific Principal Investigator on a DoD-funded project “Trauma care in a rucksack,” and “Co-Principal Investigator of an R01 on “Predicting patient instability noninvasively for nursing care (PPINNC).” He is also a Co-I on another R01 “Machine Learning of Physiological Waveforms and Electronic Health Records Data to Predict, Diagnose and Treat Hemodynamic Instability in Surgical Patients (MLORD).”
He has been the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory for the past 39 years. Dr. Pinsky is the program director emeritus for an NIH National Research Service Award entitled "Experimental Therapeutics in Critical Illness" which he had directed for the last 20 years until this year. He is also a part of the training faculty of the NIH grant, “Cardiovascular Bioengineering,” the Fogarty Foundation International Training Grant, “Enhancing research and informatics capacity for health information in Colombia (ENRICH),” and the NIH grant, “Anesthesia research training grant.”
Dr. Pinsky has edited 28 Medical Textbooks, authored >390 peer-reviewed publications, >270 chapter and supported >400 abstract presentations. Dr. Pinsky is the Editor-in-Chief of MedScape’s Critical Care Medicine section. Dr. Pinsky is on the editorial boards of the Critical Care, Journal of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, the International Journal of Critical Care, the Annals of Critical Care, and Intensive Care Medicine. He is an ad hoc reviewer for NHLBI K and R awards annually. He also provides journal referring for numerous publications.
View a list of Dr. Pinsky’s publications here.