About Leela Sarathy, MD

Leela grew up in Newton, MA and attended Columbia University in New York where she earned a B.A. in comparative literature. She then joined Teach for America and worked as a bilingual (Spanish-English) first grade teacher in the Bronx while obtaining a master's degree in dual language childhood education at Bank Street College of Education. Her interest in caring for vulnerable populations and a growing desire to help mitigate healthcare disparities led her to pursue a degree in medicine, which she completed at the Boston University School of Medicine. After completing her pediatric residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Rhode Island she returned to Boston to complete a fellowship in pediatric hospital medicine at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. During her fellowship she pursued advanced training in leadership and quality improvement and completed a qualitative study on resident and faculty perceptions of high-value care and perceived barriers to practice. Dr. Sarathy is thrilled to be joining faculty at MGHfC, where she hopes to continue her research and quality improvement efforts to provide high-value care to all children.  Her other clinical interests include medical education, patient education, and community medicine.

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Pediatric Hospital Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Fax: 617-726-9346

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Nursery/NICU)
736 Cambridge St
Brighton, MA 02135-2907

Medical Education

  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Hasbro Children's Hospital/Lifespan
  • Fellowship, Tufts Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Accepted Insurance Plans

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  • Sarathy L, Gill E, Lombardi M, Aragona E, Rauch D, Cardoso M. Decreasing Unnecessary Monitor Use on an Inpatient Pediatrics Ward. (Presented as a poster at the American Academic of Pediatrics Meeting, Orlando FL, November 2018).

    Sarathy L, Cheston C, Blanco M. Pediatric Resident Perceptions of High-Value Care. (Presented as a poster at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Toronto CA, May 2018 and the Pediatric Hospital Medicine national conference, Atlanta GA, July 2018.)

    Sarathy L, Koster M, Silva J, Lakhiani C, Cerezo C. Long-term Outcomes of Children Hospitalized with Failure to Thrive. (Presented as a poster at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Washington DC, October 2015.)

    Sarathy L, Lelkes N. Hard to Stomach: A Clinical Conundrum. (Platform presentation at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine national conference, San Antonio TX, July 2015.)

    Peacock-Chambers E, Dicks K, Sarathy L, Brown AA, Boynton-Jarret R. Perceived Maternal Behavioral Control, Infant Behavior and Milk Supply: A Qualitative Study. The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. July/August 2017; 38(6): 401-408.