Centers & Specialties

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Kidney (renal) transplant
  • Kidney disease in solid organ transplant recipients
Medical Education
  • MD, Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Residency, Hospital of Saint Raphael|Residency, Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
Foreign Languages
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Kassem Safa, MD is an associate transplant nephrologist at the Transplant Center at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2015 and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He 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 the recipient of several teaching awards during residency and fellowship and has written numerous articles and book chapters; his interests include clinical transplantation and the effect of dietary habits on the immune system.


Renal Associates
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 302
Boston, MA 02114-2752
Phone: 617-726-5050