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El Saleeby, Chadi M., MD


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Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Respiratory syncytial viruses
  • Respiratory viruses
  • Immunocompromised patients
  • Medical education
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
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Lebanese
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Chadi El Saleeby, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist and ID specialist with research interests in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), clinical and genetic risk factors for severe RSV disease, novel antivirals and the contribution of viral dynamics to the clinical phenotype of illness.  He is also involved in quality improvement projects and medical education, specifically resident teaching and communication within heath care teams.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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

News & Events

  • When should pediatric residents consult their supervisors on issues that come up after hours?

    Resident physicians responsible for the care of hospital patients are always able to call a supervising senior physician for advice on handling situations that may come up, but which situations require immediate consultation and which can wait can sometimes be unclear. A new study from MGHfC finds significant discrepancies between pediatric residents and supervising physicians regarding when supervisors should be called to help with specific after-hours situations.

  • Prevention, early diagnosis key to successfully battling Lyme Disease

    Chadi El Saleeby, MD, a Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) discusses effective Lyme disease prevention and treatment methods.


Pediatric Infectious Disease
175 Cambridge St
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone 1: 617-643-0722
Phone 2: 617-643-7696
Fax: 617-643-8343

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