Nephrology Fellows

First Year Fellows 2024-2025

Sophie Claudel, MD

1st Year Fellow

Sophie grew up in Carmel Valley, CA but completed her education in North Carolina. During her studies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she participated in a year-long clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and fell in love with the research process. Sophie continued to pursue research during Internal Medicine residency at Boston Medical Center and served as the Chief Medical Resident of Research. Her research focuses on cardiovascular risk associated with albuminuria, the role of social determinants of health in CKD progression, and potential biomarkers for CKD of uncertain etiology (CKDu).  Outside of work, Sophie enjoys reading a good book, tending to her small urban garden, and walking around Jamaica Pond. She is also a strong advocate for bike commuting in Boston!

Santhoshi Bavi MBBS

1st Year Fellow

Santhoshi was born and raised in India, where she completed medical school at Kurnool Medical College. She completed her internal medicine residency at Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago. She wants to pursue clinical research during her nephrology fellowship and am currently considering a career in transplant nephrology.She is a passionate Harry Potter fan and  likes painting, cooking, and watching movies outside of medicine.

Connor O’Neill-Dee, MD

1st Year Fellow

Connor grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He did his BS from Denison University in Granville, Ohio where he played varsity soccer for four years and worked in a plant ecology lab. He completed medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and internal medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. During residency he has focused on excellent clinical care and was the recipient of the advocacy award for his residency graduating class. Outside of medicine he enjoys watching and playing tons of sports and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

Jaeine Lee, MD

1st Year Fellow

Jaeine was born in Boston, MA, but spent most of her life in Seoul, South Korea. She earned my B.Sc. and M.D. from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Nuvance Health in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she also served as PGY-3 Chief Resident. She received the Best Teacher Award from the faculty during her last year of residency. Outside of medicine, she loves traveling (she has visited about 20 different countries in her life), watching movies, and going to concerts.”


Second Year Fellows 2024-2025

Michael Baldino, DO
2nd Year Fellow

Michael is originally from Woburn, Massachusetts. He did his BA in Biology from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, MS in Biomedical Sciences from Kansas City University, DO from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, and internal medicine residency from Nassau University Medical Center Program in East Meadow, New York. Michael has a first author original publication examining the impact of novel post-discharge transitions of care clinic on hospital readmission in the Journal of the National Medical Association. Outside of medicine, he is passionate about music (guitar, singing, original composition) and Boston Sports.

Joyita Bharati, MD
2nd Year Fellow

Joyita is from Chandigarh, India. She did her medical school from Madras Medical College in India, residency in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and nephrology fellowship in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh (one of India’s premier institute for medical training). Prior to joining us, she was an Assistant Professor in Nephrology in PGIMER and a research fellow at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York. Her research was on podocyte biology with a focus on the role of APOL1 protein on podocytes and parietal epithelial cells. Joyita has more than three dozen publications. She is passionate about kidney research and wishes to transition her practice to the US to further her goal of becoming a physician scientist. Outside of medicine, Joyita likes dancing and has competed in table tennis competitions.

Michael O’Donnell, MD
2nd Year Fellow

Michael is from Buffalo, New York. He did his BS from University of Michigan, MD from University of Buffalo, and internal medicine residency from University of Buffalo. He has done prior basic science research in looking at adipogenesis within cancer cells and has two publications from this work. Outside of medicine, Michael loves fishing, hiking and cooking.

Aditya Ragunathan, MD
2nd Year Fellow

Aditya is from Duluth and Johns Creek, Georgia. He did his BS from Georgia Institute of Technology, MD from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, and internal medicine residency from Grand Strand Medical Center in South Carolina. Aditya has research experiences in using machine learning algorithms and large data sets. In the future, he wants to utilize his engineering background and clinical research experience to advance the care of patients with ESKD. Outside of medicine, Aditya is interested in board games, trivia games, science fiction/mythology books, and sports in general.