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Christina Sakai, MD


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Children’s Medical Center Dallas / University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Floating Hospital for Children
Board Certifications Pediatrics
NPI # 1740496215
Gender Female
Language(s) Spanish, Chinese-Mandarin
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Floating Hospital

Locations + Directions

Floating Hospital for Children
Floating Hospital, 2nd Floor
800 Washington Street
Box 334
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621
Pediatric Specialty Center - Lawrence
25 Marston Street
Suite 206
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone #: 978-208-4916
Fax #: 978-685-3170

Publications + National Presentations

1. Sakai C, Miller K, Brussa AK, MacPherson C, Augustyn M. Challenges of autism in the inpatient setting. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014;35(1):82-84.

2. Dakil SR, Sakai C, Lin H, Flores G. Recidivism in the child protection system: identifying children at greatest risk of reabuse among those remaining in the home. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(11):1006-1012.

3. Sakai C, Lin H, Flores G. Health outcomes and family services in kinship care: analysis of a national sample of children in the child welfare system. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(2):159-165

4. Sakai C, Shetgiri R, Flores G, Caronna E, Khandekar A, Augustyn M. The language and culture of delay. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010;31(3):255-257.

Sakai C, Mulé C, LeClair A, Chang F, Sliwinski S, Yau Y, Freud KM. Parent and provider perspective on the diagnosis and management of Autism in a Chinese immigrant population. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2019 March 20 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 30908425


Christina Sakai, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a board-certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician. Dr. Sakai’s work focuses on the social-cultural context within which complex medical illness and neurodevelopmental issues are understood and managed. Dr. Sakai’s current research is focused on addressing barriers to care for children with autism in various immigrant cultures. She is trilingual, fluent in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics
Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association