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Two Pitt Medicine Professors Elected to the Association of American Physicians

April 4, 2024

Two University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine professors have been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

The University’s honorees are Douglas B. White, MD, MAS, UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine, and Paul Palevsky, MD, chief of the kidney medicine section at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

Dr. White is a professor of critical care medicine, medicine and clinical and translational science. He joined the University faculty in 2009 and his research program encompasses both empirical research on and normative ethical analysis of surrogate decision making for patients with life-threatening illness.

Dr. Palevsky, professor of medicine, clinical and translational science and critical care medicine, has been University faculty since 1989 and is internationally recognized as an expert in acute kidney injury and critical care nephrology. He has helped lead multiple clinical trials focused on the management of acute dialysis, prevention of acute kidney injury and slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease.

The AAP was established in 1885 and is an honorific, elected society of America’s leading physician-scientists who exemplify the pinnacle of pioneering and enduring, impactful contributions to improve health. Dr. White and Dr. Palevsky were recognized at a black-tie event in April.

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