Sarah M. Barnett, MD, MPH

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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 launching her private practice in 2014, Dr. Barnett spent five years practicing Neuro-Developmental Pediatrics, both at the Integrated Center for Child Development as well as 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 last count, Dr Barnett was living with two teenagers, four retired racing Greyhounds, and one husband. 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.

Anne Peplinski 

Anne, our Practice Manager, doesn’t really like to talk about herself and thus, she might not willingly admit that she has organizational super-powers.

Sure, you’d conclude that she’s a multi-tasking ninja if you saw her resume: Operations Coordinator at the May Center for Child Development; administration and HR support roles in both non-profit and small-business settings.

Most importantly, though, she’s the warm and witty voice on the other end of the phone who keeps things running smoothly around here (thank goodness!).


Outside of work, Anne is owned by a big, handsome blond Greyhound named Papi, and she volunteers a lot of her time as a board member of Greyhound Options-- an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving homes for retired racers. 

She’s most likely to be found in her kitchen, since she’s happiest when cooking for family (including two grown daughters) and friends. Not surprisingly, she’s also a wicked big fan of the Bruins, Sox, and Pats.