Dr. Leila Sabet completed her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida. She stayed at her alma mater for her medical degree, where she graduated with Honors for Special Achievement. She completed her master’s degree in Public Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Sabet started her medical career at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. While practicing pediatrics, she also engaged in public health policies and focused on vulnerable pediatric populations. She has volunteered for several international projects providing public health education and care for rural communities in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Honduras. She worked for four years in an Equal Access Clinic for the uninsured and homeless populations in Gainesville, Florida. She has studied drug evaluation and research with the Food and Drug Administration in Maryland. Before joining BJU, she worked as a pediatrician at Howard University Hospital (Washington, D.C.) and as a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.).
Dr. Sabet is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of Health for Humanity and of the breastfeeding section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.