Sarah Barnett, M.D., MPH
Of her professional accomplishments, Dr. Barnett is most proud of the feedback she receives from her patients and their families: she's consistently described as caring, knowledgeable, and a great listener. She believes that a family-centered, multidisciplinary approach is essential in caring for her patients with developmental difficulties and autism spectrum disorders.
Before coming to ICCD, she spent the last three years practicing Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics at the Lurie Center for Autism (formerly LADDERS) at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, which is where she completed her fellowship in pediatric neurology. Prior to this, she trained in general pediatrics at Baystate Children's Hospital in western Massachusetts.
Dr Barnett has a particular interest in working with kids ages five and under: early assessment and diagnosis of developmental disorders and autism spectrum disorders are something she's passionate about, and she's proud to have gained a solid reputation with Early Intervention providers and parent advocacy groups around the state.
At home, she can usually be found chasing after her two middle-school-aged kids, and/or chasing after her two Greyhounds. In fact, there's likely to be at least one other visiting Greyhound as well, since the whole family is involved in finding homes for retired racing dogs. Her kids are quite musical, as well, which keeps the household noisy and busy. She has deep roots in Vermont, where she grew up and attended both college and medical school (UVM BA 1991, MD 2002), and drives north as often as she can.