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Christina Sakai, MD
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department + Services
Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric Inpatient Specialists
Clinical Focus Areas
Developmental behavioral pediatrics, pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric inpatient care
Research Focus Areas
Addressing barriers to care for children with autism in various immigrant cultures
Seeing Patients In
Floating Hospital for Children
Floating Hospital, 2nd Floor
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621
Pediatric Specialty Center - Lawrence
25 Marston Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone #: 978-208-4916
Fax #: 978-685-3170
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.
Christina Sakai, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a board-certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and a Pediatric Hospitalist. 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.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association