André Charest

André F. Charest

André F. Charest MD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine; Nephrology

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I am trained as a general nephrologist and as an epidemiologist. I have interest in kidney stones prevention and in dialysis in general. I did extra training in hemodialysis prior to working as a community nephrologist for 14 years. I have significant experience in caring for dialysis patients including in acute and chronic renal failure and in various settings comprising intensive care unit, emergency department, chronic outpatient and home dialysis (this includes both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis).

I care for patients in my general nephrology clinics twice a week. In that clinic I see patients with acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease (hereditary or acquired), complications of chronic kidney disease, hypertension, electrolytes anomalies, glomerulonephritis or kidney stones. I am an attending for the nephrology service provided at Erie County Medical Center and at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. I oversee care for chronic outpatient hemodialysis individuals. I also provide care for patients on home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis both at Erie County Medical Center and Clevehill Dialysis Unit (DaVita). I am currently the medical director for the home dialysis program at Erie County Medical Center and at DaVita Renal Care of Buffalo dialysis unit.

My research interests are with infection prevention in dialysis patients including vaccination, kidney stone prevention, interventions to delay end stage renal disease in chronic kidney disease population.

I am involved with clinical teaching while on inpatients rotation. Teaching is provided to medical students, residents and fellows. I participate also in the renal fellows’ longitudinal clinic.


Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Additional Languages:

Fluent French

Physician Gender:



UBMD Primary Health and Internal Medicine Center
Erie County Medical Center
Renal Division
462 Grider Street, 11th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14215
Office Hours: 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: (716) 898-4803
Fax: (716) 898-3928
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Todays Options
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Erie County Medical Center
  • Roswell Park Cancer Instutute

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology)
  • Certification, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Internal Medicine
  • Certification, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Nephrology

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Yale School of Management, Executive Healthcare Management certificate, Yale University (2020)
  • Other, MSc Epidemiology, University of Toronto (2005)
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, Laval University (1998)
  • Residency, Core Internal Medicine, Sherbrooke University (1996)
  • MD, Medicine, Laval University (1993)

Awards and Honors:

  • Samuel McLaughlin Foundation (2000)
  • Fond Canadien d'aide à la Recherche (FCAR) (1989)
  • Dr. Georges-Phénix Foundation (1988)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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