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, Vice Chair Emeritus Department of Critical Care Medicine as well as a faculty member of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology and the Center for Military Medicine Research.
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 and advanced physiological training at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes.
Currently, Dr. Pinsky serves as the R01 Principal Investigator 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 “Co-Principal Investigator of on “Predicting patient instability noninvasively for nursing care (PPINNC).” Scientific Principal Investigator on a DoD-funded project “Trauma care in a rucksack (TRACIR),” 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 is the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory now at 40 years. He is Program Director Emeritus for NRSA training program "Experimental Therapeutics in Critical Illness" which he had directed for the 20 years until last year. He is also a part of the training faculty of four other NRSA training grants at Pitt.
Dr. Pinsky has edited 28 medical textbooks, authored >400 peer-reviewed publications, >280 chapter and supported >400 abstract presentations. Dr. Pinsky was the Editor-in-Chief of MedScape’s Critical Care Medicine section until January 2021. Dr. Pinsky is on the editorial boards of the Critical Care, Journal of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, 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.