ANZICS would like to announce the next episode of Meet the Experts Podcast series. In this edition, Dr Swapnil Pawar speaks with Prof Michael Pinsky, Professor of Critical Care Medicine (primary), Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical & Translational Science, and Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Pinsky is also Docteur Honoris Casusa at the Universite Rene Descartes Paris V, School of Medicine in Paris, France. He is also currently an Emeritus (Honorary) Attending at Presbyterian and Magee Hospitals 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. He 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 R01 “Using biological time series analysis to identify cardiorespiratory insufficiency” in ICU patients (MLADI) and during emergency air transport (ADMIT), and Co-Principal Investigator of another R01 on “Predicting patient instability noninvasively for nursing care (PPINNC)” and scientific PI on a DoD contract “Trauma Care in A Rucksack” (TRACIR). He is also a Co-I on a related R01 on assessing instability in patients during surgery (MLORD). Dr. Pinsky has been the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory for the past 38 years. Dr. Pinsky was the program director for an NIH National Research Service Award entitled “Experimental Therapeutics in Critical Illness” until last month, a program he directed for the last 20 years. He was part of the inaugural group to receive Masters of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) from the SCCM, part of the first North Americans to receive “Honorary membership” in ESICM, and is a Fellow of the American Physiological Society and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Dr. Pinsky has edited 27 Medical Textbooks, authored >380 peer-reviewed publications, >250 chapter and supported >400 abstract presentations. Dr. Pinsky is the Editor-in-Chief of MedScape’s Critical Care Medicine section. He is also 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 and provides journal referring for numerous publications.