Michael R. Pinsky, MD

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.

His research interests include cardiopulmonary physiology, predictive analytics and AI in healthcare. He is the Principal Investigator on R01 “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 (TRACIR).” He is Co-Investigator on five R01s: “Predicting patient instability noninvasively for nursing care-3 (PPINNC3),” “Machine Learning of Physiological Waveforms and Electronic Health Records Data to Predict, Diagnose and Treat Hemodynamic Instability in Surgical Patients (MLORD),” “Biomedical informatics tools for applied perioperative physiology (BTAPP),”  “Sepsis physiomarkers for appropriate risk knowledge of monitored patients in the ICU (SPARK-ICU),” and “AI-driven Acute Renal Replacement Therapy (AID-ART).” View a list of Dr. Pinsky’s publications here.

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 two years ago. He is also a part of the training faculty of four other NRSA training grants at Pitt and mentor for two K grant awardees.

Dr. Pinsky has edited 27 medical textbooks, authored >420 peer-reviewed publications, >200 chapters and supported >480 abstract presentations. Dr. Pinsky was the Editor-in-Chief of MedScape’s Critical Care Medicine section until 2021, and on the editorial boards of 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.