Paul M. Palevsky, MD, FASN, BRCU Faculty
Paul M. Palevsky, MD, FASN, is Professor of Medicine in Clinical and Translational Science in the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is Chief of the Renal Section at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Dr. Palevsky completed his undergraduate and medical education at Northwestern University in Chicago followed by internship and residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in nephrology at the Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania. Following fellowship training, Dr. Palevsky remained at the University of Pennsylvania for one year as a research associate prior to joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1989, where he has remained since.
Dr. Palevsky’s research has primarily focused on acute kidney injury and critical care nephrology. Among other clinical trials, he was the study chair of the VA/NIH Acute Renal Failure Trial Network (ATN) study, evaluating intensity of renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. He also currently serves as co-chair of the PRESERVE trial, evaluating the comparative effectiveness of saline and bicarbonate and the efficacy of N-acetylcysteine in preventing kidney damage following angiography.
Dr. Palevsky was the inaugural associate editor for acute kidney injury and critical care nephrology for NephSAP and is currently the deputy editor of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.