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Sarah E S Leary, MD

Sarah E S Leary, MD


On staff since August 2009

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"It is a privilege to work with children as part of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers who are so dedicated to providing the best care for our patients today while at the same time working to find a cure for every child in the future. My favorite days are those when I receive notes and pictures from my former patients who now are living long, healthy lives free of cancer."


AmySelah, WA09.25.11
We've been working with Dr. Leary for almost a year. I applaud anyone who is brave enough to go into this career, but particularly Dr. Leary and her unfaultering optimism. From the first moment we met I felt peace that she could and would provide the best medical care for my son. I know that her actions are always performed with the interest of her patients at the forefront. We feel very grateful to have such talent available at our nearest children's hospital.
LeishaPetaluma, CA12.30.10
Dr. Leary is one of the most compassionate physicians I have ever had the priviledge to know. The entire time my six year old was being treated in Seattle Dr. Leary provided consistent care and support above and beyond what is required.
Recommend Dr. Sarah Leary


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Medical/Professional School
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis
Clinical Interests

Pediatric brain tumors, novel therapeutics

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine 2001
Outstanding Student in NeurologyUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine 2001
Family Choice Award Nomination 2011 and 2013The Family Advisory Council invites patients and families to nominate a staff member who demonstrates the qualities of Family Centered Care


Elevated pulmonary pressure in survivors of pediatric cancer: a physiologic finding, not a specific disease.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , 2013 Aug 1: 31(22)2833-4
Survival of pediatric patients after relapsed osteosarcoma: the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital experience.
Cancer , 2013 Jul 15: 119(14)2645-53
Gross total resection correlates with long-term survival in pediatric patients with glioblastoma.
World neurosurgery , 2013 Mar-Apr: 79(3-4)537-44
Epilepsy surgery after treatment of pediatric malignant brain tumors.
Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association , 2012 Oct: 21(8)624-30
Longitudinal measures of visual function, tumor volume, and prediction of visual outcomes after treatment of optic pathway gliomas.
Ophthalmology , 2012 Jun: 119(6)1231-7
The molecular classification of medulloblastoma: driving the next generation clinical trials.
Current opinion in pediatrics , 2012 Feb: 24(1)33-9
A procedure to statistically evaluate agreement of differential expression for cross-species genomics.
Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) , 2011 Aug 1: 27(15)2098-103
Histology predicts a favorable outcome in young children with desmoplastic medulloblastoma: a report from the children's oncology group.
Cancer , 2011 Jul 15: 117(14)3262-7
Cross-species genomics matches driver mutations and cell compartments to model ependymoma.
Nature , 2010 Jul 29: 466(7306)632-6
Low-dose systemic thrombolytic therapy for deep vein thrombosis in pediatric patients.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology , 2010 Mar: 32(2)97-102

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.8.501 - Hematology-Oncology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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