Leela Sarathy, MD

Adjunct Instructor, Pediatrics

Leela Sarathy
72 E. Concord Street


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.


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


  • Published on 1/1/2024

    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). PMID: 38178779.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2023

    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.

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  • Published on 4/7/2023

    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. PMID: 37030508.

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  • Published on 4/1/2023

    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. PMID: 36855896.

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  • Published on 3/1/2023

    Sarathy L, Murzycki J, Russo C. Finding Value in Variation. Hosp Pediatr. 2023 Mar 01; 13(3):e57-e59. PMID: 36843484.

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  • Published on 2/7/2023

    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. PMID: 36754165.

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  • Published on 5/1/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    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. PMID: 28570412.

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