Dr. John Kellum is a professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a transplant physician in anesthesiology at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and co-director at the Mechanisms and Novel Therapies for Resuscitation and Acute Illness (MANTRA) Lab. Dr. Kellum received his MD at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in 1988 and then completed his residency at the University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital. He has taken coursework towards an MPH in biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health.
Dr. Kellum’s 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.
A recipient of a recent $1.8 million award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Kellum will attempt to shed light on the role of inflammation, as well as other factors in recovery from acute renal failure. The project is known as Biological Markers of Recovery for the Kidney, or BioMaRK. Results of this study could lay the foundation for the development of treatment therapies for acute renal failure, particularly those designed to enhance organ recovery.
John Alston Kellum, Jr.
School of Medicine
Department of Critical Care Medicine
Room 608, Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261