Leela Sarathy, MD
Adjunct Instructor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Boston University School of Medicine
MSEd, Bank Street College of Education
BA, Columbia University

Leela Sarathy, MD is a newborn and pediatric hospitalist, and the Medical Director of Well Newborn Services at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. She also sees patients in the Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic at MGHfC. Dr. Sarathy specializes in providing safe, high-value care to babies and children of all ages. Her academic interests include quality improvement and decreasing unnecessary interventions. Dr. Sarathy has won teaching awards and her work has been presented at national conferences.

Outside of work, Dr. Sarathy enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Sarathy L, Chou JH, Romano-Clarke G, Darci KA, Lerou PH. Bilirubin Measurement and Phototherapy Use After the AAP 2022 Newborn Hyperbilirubinemia Guideline. Pediatrics. 2024 Apr 01; 153(4). PMID: 38482582
  2. Mascarenhas M, Wachman EM, Chandra I, Xue R, Sarathy L, Schiff DM. Advances in the Care of Infants With Prenatal Opioid Exposure and Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2024 Jan 01; 153(2).View Related Profiles. PMID: 38178779; PMCID: PMC10827648; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2023-062871;
  3. Sarathy L, Roumiantsev S, Lerou PH. Who Needs the NICU? Trends and Opportunities for Improvement. Hosp Pediatr. 2023 Nov 01; 13(11):e345-e347. PMID: 37867434
  4. Siegel MR, Cohen SJ, Koenigs K, Woods GT, Schwartz LN, Sarathy L, Chou JH, Terplan M, Wilens T, Ecker JL, Bernstein SN, Schiff DM. Assessing the clinical utility of toxicology testing in the peripartum period. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023 Jul; 5(7):100963.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37030508
  5. Sarathy L, Chou JH, Lerou PH, Terplan M, Mark K, Dorfman S, Wilens TE, Bernstein SN, Schiff DM. Limited Utility of Toxicology Testing at Delivery for Perinatal Cannabis Use. Hosp Pediatr. 2023 Apr 01; 13(4):317-325.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36855896; PMCID: PMC10071432; DOI: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006897;
  6. Sarathy L, Murzycki J, Russo C. Finding Value in Variation. Hosp Pediatr. 2023 Mar 01; 13(3):e57-e59. PMID: 36843484
  7. Cohen S, Nielsen T, Chou JH, Hoeppner B, Koenigs KJ, Bernstein SN, Smith NA, Perlman N, Sarathy L, Wilens T, Terplan M, Schiff DM. Disparities in Maternal-Infant Drug Testing, Social Work Assessment, and Custody at 5 Hospitals. Acad Pediatr. 2023 Aug; 23(6):1268-1275.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36754165; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2023.01.012;
  8. Sarathy L, Cirillo C, Dehn C, Lerou PH, Prendergast M. Improving Timeliness of Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose Administration. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 05; 11(5):446-453. PMID: 33879503
  9. Peacock-Chambers E, Dicks K, Sarathy L, Brown AA, Boynton-Jarrett R. Perceived Maternal Behavioral Control, Infant Behavior, and Milk Supply: A Qualitative Study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Jul/Aug; 38(6):401-408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28570412

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2016 Rhode Island Hospital: Teaching Award in Pediatrics
2015 AAP Section on Hospital Medicine: Resident Travel Grant
2013 Boston University School of Medicine: Stephen R. Preblud Memorial Award for Pediatrics
2012 Boston University School of Medicine: Gold Humanism in Medicine Society
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