John A. Kellum, MD, FACP, FCCM

Dr. John Kellum is a Distinguished Professor and holds the UPMC Endowed Chair in Critical Care Research in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. He also holds secondary appointments in Medicine, Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Kellum is the Director of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh and also serves as an Intensivist at UPMC.

Dr. Kellum received his MD at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in 1988 and then completed his residency at the University of Rochester. Dr. Kellum completed a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Kellum’s research interests span various areas, including: mechanisms of organ failure in sepsis and strategies to reduce organ injury; acute renal failure/acute kidney injury; hemofiltration in the treatment of multiple organ dysfunction and systemic inflammatory response; acid-base balance; shock and resuscitation; biomarkers; bioengineering; and organ donor management.

A recipient of a $3.4 million award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Kellum will study patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) including obtaining biopsies for interrogation, careful clinical and molecular phenotyping, and long term follow-up. This information is important to design future treatment plans toward improved health outcomes.

Dr. Kellum is a member of the editorial boards and subject/theme editor for Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, and Critical Care. He is editor of Critical Care Clinics of North America. He also is a journal referee for many publications, including but not limited to, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Critical Care Medicine, the American Journal of Physiology, Intensive Care Medicine, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and The Lancet.

View a list of Dr. Kellum’s publications here.

Dr. Kellum’s assistant is Karen Nieri and she can be contacted at email: