About Sara Bates, MD

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Neonatology and Newborn Medicine Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-9040
Fax: 617-726-9346

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Bates studies neonatal environmental, genetic, and metabolic influences on normal and pathological brain development. She and her team are applying advanced neuroimaging acquisition and analysis methodologies to improve our understanding of infant brain structure and function in a broad range of clinical contexts. Her current work is focused on detecting brain insults resulting from Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy as well as exploring potential brain differences in infants with in-utero drug exposures. Using a combination of clinical and imaging data, the lab strives to improve both diagnostic and prognostic information for at-risk infants, their families, and care teams. Dr. Bates is also the founding director of the MGHfC Infant Brain Center.