About Kassem Safa, MD

Kassem Safa, MD is an associate transplant nephrologist at the Transplant Center at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2015 and an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as the Kidney Transplant Program  Associate Director for Living Donation.  

Dr Safa received his medical degree from the Lebanese University School of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency at the Saint Raphael Campus of the Yale New Haven Hospital. He trained in nephrology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital joint fellowship program. He completed transplant nephrology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr Safa is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation and is a recipient of several teaching awards during residency, fellowship, as well as a faculty member. He has written numerous articles and book chapters; his interests include clinical transplantation, living donor kidney transplantation, and the effect of dietary habits on the immune system.

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Mass General Renal Associates
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 302
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-5050

Medical Education

  • MD, Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Residency, Hospital of Saint Raphael
  • Residency, Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Fellowship, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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