I practice inpatient medicine, in pediatric hospital medicine and in infectious diseases. I also see patients in consultation in my outpatient infectious diseases practice.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Respiratory syncytial viruses
  • Antibiotic prescribing
  • Inpatient pediatrics
  • Immunocompromised patients
  • Respiratory viruses
  • Medical education
  • Lyme disease
  • Immunodeficiency syndromes
  • AIDS and HIV infection
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
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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 studying better ways to prescribe and monitor antibiotics  for efficay and safety. Other specific interests include quality improvement projects and medical education.

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

2012- present:

  • Evaluating novel methodologies for prescribing antibiotics
  • Studying the phamacokinetics of novel antibiotics in phases 1 and 2
  1. DeVincenzo JP, El Saleeby CM, Bush AJ. Respiratory Syncytial Virus load predicts disease severity in previously healthy infants. JID. 2005 Jun 1;191(11):1861-1868.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. J Pediatr. 2010 Mar;156(3):409-414.
  4. 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. JID. 2011 Oct;204(7):996-1002.
  5. Cummings BM, Cowl AS, Yager PH, Saleeby CM, Shank ES, Noviski N. Cardiovascular Effects of Continuous Dexmedetomidine Infusion Without a Loading Dose in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2014 Jun 12.
  6. Palakshappa D, Carter LP, El Saleeby CM. Discrepancies in After-Hours Communication Attitudes between Pediatric Residents and Supervising Physicians. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec;167(6):1429-35.
  7. Miloslavsky M, Galler MF, Moawad I, Actis J, Cummings BM, El Saleeby CM. The Impact of Pediatric-Specific Vancomycin Dosing Guidelines: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Pediatrics. 2017 Jun;139(6).
  8. Boadu O, Gombolay GY, Caviness V, El Saleeby CM. Intoxication from Accidental Marijuana Ingestion in Pediatric Patients: What May Lie Ahead. Pediatric Emergency Care. Manuscript # PCARE-D-17-00151R1. Accepted for publication on 12/07/2017.

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
275 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-3108
Phone 1: 617-726-8707
Phone 2: 617-643-0722
Fax: 617-643-8343
Pediatric Infectious Disease Administrative Office
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone 1: 617-643-0722
Phone 2: 617-724-0418
Fax: 617-643-8343