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John Kellum, M.D.

John Kellum, M.D. is Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Director, The Center for Critical Care Nephrology, CRISMA Center, Director, Center for Assistance in Research using eRecord (CARe) at University of Pittsburgh Medical College (UPMC). As a clinician scientist, his research interests span various aspects of Critical Care Medicine, but center in critical care nephrology (including acid-base, and renal replacement therapy), sepsis and multi-organ failure (including blood purification), and clinical epidemiology. His research has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 2001, and he has active funding from multiple different NIH Institutes. Dr. Kellum has authored more than 300 publications and has also edited several major textbooks including Critical Care Nephrology and Stewart’s Textbook of Acid-Base.

Dr. Kellum has won several awards for teaching; he lectures widely and has given more than 300 seminars and invited lectures related to his research. Dr. Kellum has been involved in the development of several clinical practice guidelines. He is a founding member and past president of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (www.ADQI.net) and is cochair of the Kidney Diseases Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guideline on acute kidney injury (www.kdigo.org). Finally Dr. Kellum is a leader in electronic research especially in critical illness and is the Director of CARe (Center for Assistance in Research using the eRecord) at the University of Pittsburgh (www.eresearch.pitt.edu).


Dr. Kellum received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. He completed his internship and residency at University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital & Affiliate Hospitals, Rochester, NY and was a fellow in Critical Care Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.