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Renal and Transplant Associates of New England, PC


As nephrologists, our physicians possess specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of nephrolic (kidney) conditions and diseases. Nephrology is classified as an internal medicine subspecialty. Knowledge of internal medicine is required to obtain certification. Nephrologists may further specialize in pediatric nephrology or adult nephrology.

Our medical staff includes the following physicians:


Jonathan Slater, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Jonathan Slater went on to complete a medical degree from that university's school of medicine in 1989. He served both his internship and medical residency at Danbury Hospital (Yale affiliate) in Danbury, Connecticut and completed a renal fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. During his academic years, Dr. Slater was honored with induction into the honorary societies of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi and was the recipient of an American Chemical Society award.

Returning in 1995 to western New England for the practice of medicine, Dr. Slater accepted additional responsibility as a clinical instructor for Tufts School of Medicine. He continues that affiliation in the capacity of assistant professor.

Dr. Slater is very interested in advancing the field of nephrology and has published his research in numerous professional journals. He has also presented at professional assemblies including the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Slater is very active in the medical community maintaining an affiliation with the National Kidney Foundation and memberships in the Renal Physician Association, American Society of Nephrology, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Dr. Slater is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has a subspecialty certification in nephrology and specialty board in hypertension. He is licensed to practice medicine in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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Balaji Padmanaban Athreya, M.D.,F.A.S.N.,F.A.S.H.

Dr. Athreya, affectionately called “Doctor Pad” by his patients, graduated with a medical degree from Thanjavur Medical College in Thanjavur, India in 1991. He pursued general surgery training through Thanjavur Medical College. He received additional medical training in the United Kingdom where he served in separate yearlong senior house officer positions in Accident and Emergency medicine at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom and at New Ham General Hospital in London. From 1995-2000, he continued his medical education with a three-year residency in Internal Medicine followed by a two-year fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Padmanaban Athreya joined Pioneer Valley Nephrology in August 2000.

Dr. Athreya is very active in his medical field and maintains membership in numerous professional organizations including the Indian Medical Association, American Society of Nephrology, Renal Physicians Association, International Society of Nephrology, American Society of Interventional and Diagnostic Nephrology, Massachusetts Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a subspecialty certification in Nephrology. He is an associate member of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Athreya has achieved designation as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) in 2001 and was the first physician in Western Massachusetts to be honored by the society with a fellowship (FASH) in May 2011. He is also a Fellow of American Society of Nephrology (FASN) since 2001.

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Krishnan Babu, M.D.

Dr. Krishnan Babu received his secondary and post-secondary education at the S.B.O.A. Higher Secondary School in Madras, India. He earned his medical degree (MBBS) from the Madras Medical College in 1992. He went on to complete a rotating internship through the medical college's affiliations in Madras. Dr. Babu chose the Republic of Ireland for additional training in Internal Medicine, serving as senior house officer at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Dublin. In 1996, he relocated to the United States and served a three-year residency in internal medicine and a two-year fellowship in Nephrology at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York before joining Pioneer Valley Nephrology in 2001.

Dr. Babu is interested in advancing the field of nephrology and continues his research with the support of a clinical research grant. He is active in numerous medical societies including the American Medical Association and the Indian Medical Association. He is registered with the Irish Medical Association and is an associate member of the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr. Babu is an associate member of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is board certified in the subspecialty of nephrology and hypertension.

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George Fares, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Fares graduated with a medical degree from the Universite Saint Joseph, Beirut Lebanon in 1994 and his B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics from Lycee Francais, Lyon, France in 1987. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Nephrology, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Dr. Fares has received honors and awards from the National Kidney Foundation Training Grant in Clinical Research, Diplomate of the American Board of Nephrology, and Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

After completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Dr. Fares pursued a nephrology and hypertension fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Fares completed, subsequently, a nephrology research fellowship at Tufts University in Boston, also finishing a master in clinical research.

Dr. Fares is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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Shaji Daniel, M.D., M.R.C.P.

Dr. Daniel earned his medical degree from the University of Kerala, India. He completed his Internal Medicine training at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and is a Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and was selected for a nephrology fellowship at the National Center for Nephrology and Transplantation at the Royal College of Surgeons primary teaching hospital in Dublin(Beaumont Hospital). After successful completion of this three year fellowship in Dublin, he joined as a nephrology fellow at the University of Western Ontario in 2004, which he successfully finished in 2006.

Dr. Daniel is very active in his medical field and maintains membership in numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Nephrology, Massachusetts Medical Society, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Indian Medical Association, and the Indian Association of Dermatologists. He is also an honorary fellow for the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Daniel is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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Dennis DiCampli, M.D.

Dr. DiCampli graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Rochester. He then went on to complete a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1996. He served both his internship and medical residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California-San Diego. During his academic years, Dr. DiCampli was honored with induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the Jefferson Summer Research Grant by nomination in 1993.

Dr. DiCampli pursued a nephrology and hypertension fellowship at the University of California- San Diego, which he completed in 2001. Dr. DiCampli is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty certification in nephrology. He is licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

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Hemant Magoo, M.D.

Dr. Magoo graduated with a B.S. from Deshbandhue College at the Universtity of Delhi in 1994 and then earned his medical degree from the University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India in 1999. He completed both his medical residency in internal Medicine and a fellowship in Nephrology at New York Medical College/ Metropolitan Hospital Center Program in New York, NY.

Dr. Magoo is very active in his medical field and maintains membership in numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Nephrology, American Society of HTN, Renal Physician Association, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Delhi Medical Council, and the Medical Council of India.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a subspecialty certification in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Magoo achieved designation as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) in 2010. He is licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Texas.

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Ashish Verma, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Verma received his medical degree in June of 1993 from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi. He went on to complete his training and is a Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)of United Kingdom in 2005 and received a Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 2007. Dr. Verma completed his fellowship in Nephrology at the University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 2012.

Dr. Verma is very active in his medical field and maintains membership in numerous professional organizations including the American Medical Association, American Society of Nephrology, American College of Physicians, National Kidney Foundation, American Society of Hypertension, Massachusetts Medical Society, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Renal Physician Associates, Worcester District Medical Society, Indian Medical Association, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and Delhi Medical Association.

Dr. Verma is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and California. In 2008, he received the Jeff Crosby Award for Patient Advocacy and has received the AMA Physician Recognition Award from 2009-2012.

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Renal and Transplant Associates of New England, PC

300 Stafford Street, Suite 161
Springfield, Massachusetts 01104-3581
Tel: 413.787.0090
Fax: 855.786.5369

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Holyoke, MA 01040
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