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Mandip                         Panesar

Mandip Panesar MD

UBMD Medicine





Professional Summary:

I am the medical director of the hemodialysis program at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). In this role, I am involved in all aspects of patient care, safety and quality. I also have an active outpatient practice and care for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), glomerulonephritis, hypertension, polycystic kidney disease, electrolyte abnormalities, anemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

My clinical research is in two main areas: mechanisms of, and treatment options for anemia; and acid base disturbances in ESRD hemodialysis patients. In collaboration with UB’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, I am involved in translational research investigating the mechanisms, risk factors and pathophysiology of erythropoietin dosing and resistance in ESRD patients.

I am interested as well in understanding the development of metabolic alkalosis in patients with ESRD and the condition’s correlation to the risk of sudden cardiac death. I am conducting a clinical study investigating changes in bicarbonate levels post-hemodialysis using various concentrations of Fresenius’ Naturalyte bicarbonate/acetate dialysate and the effects on arrhythmias and cardiovascular hemodynamics.

My involvement in clinical informatics includes serving as an adjunct faculty member and site program director for UB’s ACGME-accredited clinical informatics fellowship program. In this role, I provide medical leadership by assisting physicians in the delivery of patient care, medical education and research, and advancing clinical quality and safety initiatives through the use of clinical information systems. I am currently involved in projects studying methods to increase interoperability of electronic health records across hospital systems, optimizing dialysis-specific electronic health records and developing methods and procedures to reduce copying and pasting in medical documentation.

I supervise nephrology fellows and internal medicine residents during their rotations in the inpatient nephrology consultation services at ECMC.



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Location and Insurance

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):
  • Erie County Medical Center
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)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)


Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Chief Nephrology Fellow, University of Arkansas (2006)
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, University of Arkansas (2005)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Associate Chief Resident, St. Francis Medical Center - Seton Hall University (2004)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Francis Medical Center - Seton Hall University (2002)
  • MD, St. George‘s University (2000)
  • MS, Physiology, McGill University (1996)
  • BS, Physiology, McGill University (1994)
  • Dipl, Health Sciences, Marianopolis College (1991)
Awards and Honors:
  • Fellow, American Society of Nephrology (2010)
  • Award of Excellence, Erie County Medical Center (2008)
  • Resident of the Year Award (Research), St. Francis Medical Center (2004)
  • Resident of the Year Award, St. Francis Medical Center (2003)
  • International Peace Scholarship, St. George University (2000)


Research Profile:

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