Dr. Paul Palevsky

Immediate Past President

Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief Renal Section, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Dr. Palevsky, is Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science in the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is Chief of the Kidney Medicine Section at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Kidney Medicine Program. Dr. Palevsky completed his undergraduate and medical education at Northwestern University followed by internship and residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh since 1989. Dr. Palevsky is internationally recognized as an expert in acute kidney injury and critical care nephrology and has helped lead multiple clinical trials focused on management of acute dialysis, prevention of acute kidney injury and slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease. He has published more than 300 original articles, reviews and book chapters and has held multiple editorial positions, including inaugural associate editor for acute kidney injury of the American Society of Nephrology's NephSAP and deputy editor of both the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Palevsky has received numerous awards including the National Kidney Foundation's J. Michael Lazarus Distinguished Award in 2017 and currently serves as president of the National Kidney Foundation.