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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Director of Training; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Clinical Focus Areas
Developmental behavioral pediatrics
Research Focus Areas
Addressing barriers to care for children with autism in various immigrant cultures
Seeing Patients In
Tufts Children's Hospital
Floating Building,, 2nd Floor
755 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621
Tufts Children's – Lawrence
25 Marston Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone #: 978-208-4916
Fax #: 978-685-3170
2021, "Top Doctor", Boston Magazine
2020, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
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.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association