André F. Charest MD

André Charest

André F. Charest
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Internal Medicine; Nephrology

Contact Information
Erie County Medical Center
Renal Division
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-4803
Fax: (716) 898-3928
acharest@buffalo.edu


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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.

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.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Nephrology, Laval University (1998)
  • Residency, Core Internal Medicine, Sherbrooke University (1996)
  • MD, Medicine, Laval University (1993)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University at Buffalo (2018-present)

Awards and Honors:

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


Abstracts:

  • Patel N, Thapar K, Lau K, Nathoo B, Charest AF.. Intradermal Vaccination Against Hepatitis B May Improve Immunity in Nonresponding Dialysis Patients. NKF Spring Meeting, Poster Presentation, Austin 2018. 2018.

Professional Memberships:

  • European Renal Association/European Dialysis Transplantation Association (2012–present)
  • Health Care Technology Program Canadian Standards Association (2002–present)
  • National Kidney Foundation (2001–present)
  • American Society of Nephrology (2001–present)
  • International Society of Nephrology (2001–present)
  • Canadian Society of Nephrology (2000–present)
  • Canadian Medical Association (2000–present)

Presentations:

  • "Acute Kidney Injury: Major Impact Even for Mild AKI" Presentation (Medicine Grand Rounds), Mackenzie Health Hospital (2017)
  • "Infections in Dialysis Population" Presentation (20th Anniversary Conference), Mackenzie Health Hospital (2016)
  • "Kidney Stones, Overview" Presentation (Nephrology Day), Mackenzie Health Hospital (2016)
  • "Hepatitis in HD Unit, All You Want to Know" Presentation (Nurses Education Day), Mackenzie Health Hospital (2015)
  • "What is Hemodiafiltration (HDF)? What Benefit Can we Get from It?" Presentation (Nephrology Education Day), Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Hospital (2013)
  • "Ontario Renal Plan, An Overview" Presentation (Nephrology Education Day), Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Hospital (2012)
  • "Assessing Dry Weight in HD Patients: Should Not be Taken with a Grain of Salt" Presentation (Education Day), Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Hospital (2011)
  • "Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, A New Entity in Renal Failure" Presentation (Medicine Grand Rounds), York Central Hospital (2007)
  • "Hepatitis B Infection, Prevention, Challenges in Hemodialysis Population" Presentation (Infection Prevention Day), Tri-Hospital Council (2007)
  • "Renal Replacement Therapy in Acute Renal Failure - Review Course" Presentation (Annual Meeting), Canadian Society of Nephrology (2002)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
Renal Division
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-4803
Fax: (716) 898-3928
acharest@buffalo.edu

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