HOLYOKE — Kidney Associates at Holyoke Medical Center is scheduled to open on Wednesday, Nov. 1 with two locations, one at the hospital campus at 10 Hospital Dr., Suite 301, Holyoke, and a second location at 2150 Main St., Springfield. Both offices are currently scheduling appointments and accepting all patients.
Led by nephrologists Dr. Balaji Padmanaban Athreya and Dr. Shaji Daniel, this new service will provide care for patients with chronic kidney disease, dialysis treatments, and transplant care. Common conditions that may warrant a referral to the nephrology team include chronic kidney disease, protein in urine, blood in urine, hypertension (high blood pressure), low sodium and/or potassium levels, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, dialysis, and transplantation needs.
Athreya completed bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees at Thanjavur Medical College in India before completing senior house officer roles in general surgery and accident and emergency medicine in London, England. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology and hypertension at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York. Athreya has been an active member of the medical staff at Holyoke Medical Center since 2000.
Daniel completed bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees at the University School of Medicine, Kerala, India. He then completed a residency at the University School of Medicine Calicut, India. Following these, he underwent an internal medicine residency in Ireland and was awarded the prestigious membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin, Ireland. He then completed a fellowship in nephrology at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and underwent further training at the University School of Medicine in London, Ontario, Canada. After relocating to Western Mass., he trained at Baystate Medical Center before he began practicing nephrology and transplantation medicine in Western Mass. for the past 15 years. Daniel has been an active member of the medical staff at Holyoke Medical Center since 2008.
“We are excited to bring this new and important service to Holyoke Medical Center,” said Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center. “Dr. Athreya’s and Dr. Daniel’s knowledge, expertise, and compassionate care will be an asset to the community and will have a positive influence on the health and well-being of our patients.”