Vishakha Sabharwal, MBBS

Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Vishakha Sabharwal
670 Albany St Biosquare III


Vishakha Sabharwal, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University Medical Center and a Pediatrics Infectious Disease Attending. She also helps run the Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Fellowship program as an Associate Program Director. Besides inpatient consults, she sees patients in the International and Refugee Clinic and TB clinic. Her research includes perinatal infections especially viral infections like HCV and SARS–Cov2 transmission from mother to infant. She is a co-investigator on an NIH R01 grant that studies how to prevent and treat Ear Infections and Ear Drainage and the prevention of biofilms after ear tube placement. She has extensive experience as a clinical researcher and has participated in vaccine and drug trials and has received funding from the Shereta Seelig Charitable Foundation Trust and the National Institutes of Health. In addition to lecturing regularly, Dr. Sabharwal has mentored students and trainees who have gone on to become senior research assistants, faculty, fellows, and residents. She is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatrics Infectious Disease Society, the Medical Society of the State of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society.


  • Government Medical College, Amritsar, MBBS


  • Published on 3/1/2024

    Adusumelli Y, Tabatneck M, Sherman S, Lamb G, Sabharwal V, Goldmann D, Epee-Bounya A, Haberer JE, Sandora TJ, Campbell JI. Pediatric Tuberculosis Infection Care Facilitators and Barriers: A Qualitative Study. Pediatrics. 2024 Mar 01; 153(3). PMID: 38327249.

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  • Published on 1/27/2024

    Parker SE, Annapragada B, Chestnut IA, Fuchs J, Lee A, Sabharwal V, Wachman EM, Yarrington CD. Trimester and severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy and risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2024 Dec; 43(1):2308922. PMID: 38279906.

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  • Published on 1/4/2024

    Grasch JL, de Voest JA, Saade GR, Hughes BL, Reddy UM, Costantine MM, Chien EK, Tita ATN, Thorp JM, Metz TD, Wapner RJ, Sabharwal V, Simhan HN, Swamy GK, Heyborne KD, Sibai BM, Grobman WA, El-Sayed YY, Casey BM, Parry S. Breastfeeding Initiation, Duration, and Associated Factors Among People With Hepatitis C Virus Infection. Obstet Gynecol. 2024 Mar 01; 143(3):449-455. PMID: 38176013.

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  • Published on 11/13/2023

    Pelton SI, Hullegie S, Leach AJ, Marchisio P, Marom T, Sabharwal V, Shaikh N, Tähtinen PA, Venekamp RP. ISOM 2023 Research Panel 5: Interventions- Vaccines and prevention, medical and surgical treatment, and impact of COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2024 Jan; 176:111782. PMID: 38000342.

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  • Published on 9/29/2023

    Sabharwal V, Taglauer E, Demos R, Snyder-Cappione J, Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb YB, Parker-Kelleher S, Hunnewell J, Boateng J, Clarke K, Yuen R, Barnett ED, Wachman EM, Yarrington CD. Comparison of Anti-SARS-CoV-2-Specific Antibody Signatures in Maternal and Infant Blood after COVID-19 Infection versus COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy. Am J Perinatol. 2024 May; 41(S 01):e2970-e2977. PMID: 37774748.

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  • Published on 9/1/2023

    Prasad M, Saade GR, Clifton RG, Sandoval GJ, Hughes BL, Reddy UM, Bartholomew A, Salazar A, Chien EK, Tita ATN, Thorp JM, Metz TD, Wapner RJ, Sabharwal V, Simhan HN, Swamy GK, Heyborne KD, Sibai BM, Grobman WA, El-Sayed YY, Casey BM, Parry S, Rathore M, Diaz-Velasco R, Puga AM, Wiznia A, Kovacs A, Garry DJ, Macones GA. Risk Factors for Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Sep 01; 142(3):449-456. PMID: 37590978.

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  • Published on 8/14/2023

    Campbell JI, Tabatneck M, Wilt GE, Sun M, He W, Musinguzi N, Hedt-Gauthier B, Lamb GS, Goldmann D, Sabharwal V, Sandora TJ, Haberer JE. Area-Based Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Latent Tuberculosis Infection in a Low-Prevalence Setting. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2023 Sep 06; 109(3):595-599. PMID: 37580031.

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  • Published on 7/26/2023

    Devera JL, Gonzalez Y, Sabharwal V. A narrative review of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and breastfeeding. J Perinatol. 2024 Jan; 44(1):12-19. PMID: 37495712.

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  • Published on 1/29/2023

    Sabharwal V, Demos R, Snyder-Cappione J, Parker SE, Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb Y, Hunnewell J, Boateng J, Clarke K, Yuen R, Barnett E, Yarrington C, Taglauer E, Wachman EM. Cytokine levels in maternal and infant blood after COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy in comparison with unvaccinated controls. J Reprod Immunol. 2023 Mar; 156:103821. PMID: 36764228.

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  • Published on 12/12/2022

    Wachman EM, Snyder-Cappione J, Devera J, Boateng J, Dhole Y, Clarke K, Yuen RR, Parker SE, Hunnewell J, Ferraro R, Jean-Sicard S, Woodard E, Cruikshank A, Sinha B, Bartolome R, Barnett ED, Yarrington C, Taglauer ES, Sabharwal V. Maternal, Infant, and Breast Milk Antibody Response Following COVID-19 Infection in Early Versus Late Gestation. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Mar 01; 42(3):e70-e76. PMID: 36729773.

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