Luis Alfredo Bent-Shaw

Luis Alfredo Bent-Shaw

Luis Alfredo Bent-Shaw MD

UBMD Internal Medicine




Professional Summary:

My inpatient clinical practice is based at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) where I care for patients with the entire spectrum of kidney-related issues including, but not limited to acute kidney injury, fluid/electrolyte disorders, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dialysis. Many of the patients I see in the hospital become my long-term patients after they are discharged. I continue to care for, and follow up with them at outpatient clinics, including the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and at the UBMD Medicine/Pediatric clinic on Linwood Avenue in Buffalo.

I am the hemodialysis unit director at BGMC. As such, I work as a liaison between the Kaleida staff and nephrologists to ensure that our dialysis patients receive excellent care. I also work closely with the hospital’s Department of Pharmacy to develop internal protocols for administering medications such as erythropoietin (EPO) for dialysis patients and preventing kidney injury in certain patient populations (e.g., patients who are at risk for iodinated contrast injury).

I am also the director for inpatient nephrology at RPCI. In this role, I facilitate an effective working relationship between Roswell’s hematology/oncology physicians and our UBMD nephrologists, ensuring our patients the best possible care from this highly skilled and knowledgeable team of specialists. I am also working with the RPCI intensive care unit to establish a continuous renal replacement program with the use of the Nxstage hemodialysis machine, a state-of-the-art technology to treat patients with end-stage renal disease, acute kidney failure and fluid overload.

As a faculty member of UB’s medical school, I am actively engaged in both clinical and didactic teaching and am responsible for educating medical students, internal medicine residents and nephrology fellows rotating through our nephrology services. I am deeply committed to teaching excellence and have enrolled in the UB Royal College of Physicians Educator Program as a way to continually evolve as an educator.



Additional Languages:

Fluent Spanish

Physician Gender:



UBMD at Erie County Medical Center
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:

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

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, Diplomat: American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, Diplomat: National Board of Medical Examiners

Education and Training:

  • Cert, Epidemiology, University of Washington (2013)
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, University of Washington (2013)
  • Residency, General Internal Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2008)
  • Internship, General Internal Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2006)
  • MD, Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2005)
  • BS, Biology, City College of the City University of New York, Magna Cum Laude (2001)

Awards and Honors:

  • Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Award Recipient (2017)
  • Professional Development Seminar, American Society of Nephrology (2013)
  • William E. Mitch, III International Scholars Program, American Society of Nephrology (2012)
  • New York State Regent's Scholarship for Medicine and Dentristry (2001)
  • National Medical Fellowship Scholarship (2001)

Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.