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Chadi M. (Chadi) El Saleeby, MD

  • Phone: 617-643-0722
Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Infectious Disease / Immunodeficiencies
  • Hospitalists
Clinical Interests
Respiratory syncytial viruses
Respiratory viruses
Immunocompromised patients
Medical education
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, American University of the Caribbean
Residency, American University of Beirut Medical Center
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics
Patient Gateway
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Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


2002- present Clinical and bench research on the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

  • Surfactant protein A Genetic Polymorphism and its effects on RSV disease. Viral quantification by standard methods, Real time PCR and cloning techniques (Basic science and clinical research).
  • RSV disease in immunocompromised cancer patients (Clinical research)
  • Examination of the immune response following infection with RSV


  1. DeVincenzo JP, El Saleeby CM, Bush AJ. Respiratory Syncytial Virus load predicts disease severity in previously healthy infants. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2005 Jun 1;191(11):1861-1868.
  2. El Saleeby CM, Jamison GR, Pounds SB, Hewitt CB, Hayden RT. Filtration-based culture methods improve recovery of fungal pathogens in respiratory specimens. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 2006 Oct;56(2):221-223.
  3. El Saleeby CM, Somes GW, DeVincenzo JP, Gaur AH. Risk factors for severe respiratory syncytial virus disease in children with cancer: the importance of lymphopenia and young age. Pediatrics. 2008 Feb;121(2):235-243.
  4. El Saleeby CM, Li R, Somes GW, Dahmer MK, Quasney MW, DeVincenzo JP. The Association of Surfactant Protein A (SPA) polymorphisms and disease severity within an RSV infected population. Journal of Pediatrics. 2010 Mar;156(3):409-414.
  5. El Saleeby CM, Bush AJ, Harrison LM, Aitken JA, DeVincenzo JP. Respiratory syncytial virus load, viral dynamics and disease severity in previously healthy naturally infected children. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011 Oct;204(7):996-1002.
  6. DeVincenzo JP, Guyton C, Rea H, Elmore E, Patel S, Wynn L, Harrison L, El Saleeby CM, Bagga B. Molecular detection and quantification of pertussis and correlation with clinical outcomes in children. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 2013 May;76(1):10-5.
  7. Gulur P, El Saleeby CM, Watt LD, Koury KM, Cohen AR. Elevated Lidocaine serum levels following the delivery of a needle free device. Pediatric Emergency Care. In press

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Pediatric Infectious Disease
175 Cambridge St
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-643-0722
Phone 2: 617-643-7696
Fax: 617-643-0395

Pediatric Infectious Disease
175 Cambridge St
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-643-0722
Phone 2: 617-643-7696
Fax: 617-643-0395


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