My goal is for every patient and parent to leave relieved, no matter the circumstance.


Undergraduate Degree

Chemical Engineering
  • Columbia University, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences , 1996 , New York , NY

Medical School

  • New York University School of Medicine , 2000 , New York , NY


  • Children's Hospital of New York , 2001 , New York , NY


  • Children's Hospital of New York , 2003 , New York , NY


Pediatric Cardiology, Outpatient and Non-Invasive Imaging
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2007 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

My entrance into medicine stemmed from personal loss and my own experience as a young patient. Having been on the other side of the room, and now, having children of my own, help me understand the perspective of concerned families. Needing a visit with a Pediatric Cardiologist is anxiety-provoking; my goal is for every patient and parent to leave relieved, no matter the circumstance.


Dr. Saleeb completed her medical school at New York University and her pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of New York. She subsequently completed her cardiology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital, including a fourth year of training as Senior Non-Invasive Fellow and Fellow in Outpatient. Dr. Saleeb is currently a member of the Outpatient Department of Cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital, evaluating patients in our local and satellite clinics throughout the region. Additionally, she performs fetal echocardiography and cares for cardiac patients admitted to the Inpatient Ward. Her research interests focus primarily on coarctation of the aorta, prosthetic valve replacement, and chest pain. She is also involved in Outpatient quality improvement projects and manages the Outpatient Cardiology Fellowship experience.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology


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  1. Wei C, Staffa S, Zurakowski D, Saleeb S, Fynn-Thompson F, Emani SM. Comparison of outcomes following thoracoscopic versus thoracotomy closure for persistent patent ductus arteriosus. Cardiol Young. 2020 Oct; 30(10):1433-1438. View abstract
  2. Saleeb SF, Gauvreau K, Mayer JE, Newburger JW. Aortic Valve Replacement With Bovine Pericardial Tissue Valve in Children and Young Adults. Circulation. 2019 02 12; 139(7):983-985. View abstract
  3. Hartwell LP, Baker AL, Jenkins KJ, de Ferranti SD, Saleeb SF. Experience participating in the American College of Cardiology Quality NetworkTM: paediatric and adult congenital cardiology collaborative quality improvement. Cardiol Young. 2019 Jan; 29(1):59-66. View abstract
  4. Saleeb SF, McLaughlin SR, Graham DA, Friedman KG, Fulton DR. Resource reduction in pediatric chest pain: Standardized clinical assessment and management plan. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 Jan; 13(1):46-51. View abstract
  5. Kane DA, Friedman KG, Fulton DR, Geggel RL, Saleeb SF. Needles in Hay II: Detecting Cardiac Pathology by the Pediatric Chest Pain Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan. Congenit Heart Dis. 2016 Sep; 11(5):396-402. View abstract
  6. Saleeb SF, Newburger JW, Geva T, Baird CW, Gauvreau K, Padera RF, Del Nido PJ, Borisuk MJ, Sanders SP, Mayer JE. Accelerated degeneration of a bovine pericardial bioprosthetic aortic valve in children and young adults. Circulation. 2014 Jul 01; 130(1):51-60. View abstract
  7. Verghese GR, Friedman KG, Rathod RH, Meiri A, Saleeb SF, Graham DA, Geggel RL, Fulton DR. Resource Utilization Reduction for Evaluation of Chest Pain in Pediatrics Using a Novel Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP). J Am Heart Assoc. 2012 Apr; 1(2). View abstract
  8. Saleeb SF, Margossian R, Spencer CT, Alexander ME, Smoot LB, Dorfman AL, Bergersen L, Gauvreau K, Marx GR, Colan SD. Reproducibility of echocardiographic diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2012 Feb; 25(2):194-202. View abstract
  9. Saleeb SF, Li WY, Warren SZ, Lock JE. Effectiveness of screening for life-threatening chest pain in children. Pediatrics. 2011 Nov; 128(5):e1062-8. View abstract
  10. Friedman KG, Kane DA, Rathod RH, Renaud A, Farias M, Geggel R, Fulton DR, Lock JE, Saleeb SF. Management of pediatric chest pain using a standardized assessment and management plan. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug; 128(2):239-45. View abstract
  11. Kane DA, Fulton DR, Saleeb S, Zhou J, Lock JE, Geggel RL. Needles in hay: chest pain as the presenting symptom in children with serious underlying cardiac pathology. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 5(4):366-73. View abstract
  12. Saleeb SF, Juraszek A, Geva T. Anatomic, imaging, and clinical characteristics of double-inlet, double-outlet right ventricle. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Feb 15; 105(4):542-9. View abstract
  13. Lai WW, Gauvreau K, Rivera ES, Saleeb S, Powell AJ, Geva T. Accuracy of guideline recommendations for two-dimensional quantification of the right ventricle by echocardiography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Oct; 24(7):691-8. View abstract
  14. Saleeb SF, Solowiejczyk DE, Glickstein JS, Korsin R, Gersony WM, Hsu DT. Frequency of development of aortic cuspal prolapse and aortic regurgitation in patients with subaortic ventricular septal defect diagnosed at <1 year of age. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Jun 01; 99(11):1588-92. View abstract
  15. Saleeb S, Copel J, Friedman D, Buyon JP. Comparison of treatment with fluorinated glucocorticoids to the natural history of autoantibody-associated congenital heart block: retrospective review of the research registry for neonatal lupus. Arthritis Rheum. 1999 Nov; 42(11):2335-45. View abstract
  16. Buyon JP, Hiebert R, Copel J, Craft J, Friedman D, Katholi M, Lee LA, Provost TT, Reichlin M, Rider L, Rupel A, Saleeb S, Weston WL, Skovron ML. Autoimmune-associated congenital heart block: demographics, mortality, morbidity and recurrence rates obtained from a national neonatal lupus registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998 Jun; 31(7):1658-66. View abstract