As a pediatric and internal medicine physician, I am privileged to care for children and adults of all ages. My particular interests are preventive care and transitioning children with chronic illnesses, and I look forward to partnering with my patients as they grow and age. I strive to provide culturally appropriate health care and an inclusive, welcoming environment for patients from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 2004
A.B., Princeton University, Princeton NJ 1998
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 2005-2008
Patient Safety, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York NY 2008-2009
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
American Board of Pediatrics, 2008
American Academy of Pediatrics- Fellow
American College of Physicians
Honors and Awards
Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians’ Organization Leadership Development, 2009
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Global Health Elective Scholarship Recipient, 2007
Select Recent Publications
Leitman, IM, Levin, R, Lipp, MJ, Sivaprasad, L, Karalakulasingam, CJ, Bernard, DS, Friedmann, P, and Shulkin, DJ, Quality and financial outcomes from gainsharing for inpatient admissions: A three-year experience. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2010; 5: 501–507.
Sivaprasad L, Leitman IM, Levin R, Karalakulasingam CJ, Lipp M, Shulkin DJ, Bernard DB. (2010), Quality and Financial Outcomes from Gainsharing: A Three-Year Experience at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, Abstract published for the Society of Hospital Medicine, Washington, DC. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2010; 5(3)(suppl 2):S page 104.