Welcome to Needham Pediatrics

Located in the heart of Needham, Massachusetts, Needham Pediatrics is a primary care pediatric practice for patients from birth through 20 years of age.  

We would like to welcome you to our brand new website!   We have added some exciting new features for our patients, including a link to the AAP Patient Education Library to allow you to find useful information to help you care for your child!

If you are new to us, we welcome you to explore this website to learn more about Needham Pediatrics. Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone if you wish to join our practice. It will be our pleasure to serve you!


What's New


Holiday Hours


On Monday December 24, we will be open 8 AM till 12 noon.

On Tuesday, December 25, we will be open for urgent care only from 8 AM till 12 noon.

On Wednesday, December 26, we will return to normal hours.

We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!

Needham Pediatrics welcomes Landen Burke, LICSW

We are excited to announce that Landen Burke, LICSW has joined our behavioral health team as of September 2018.  Landen is available to see patients and families requiring behavioral heatlh care.  Visit our Behavioral Health page for more information.




Thank you to Dr. Ruth Sakakeeny

Dr. Ruth Sakakeeny will be leaving Needham Pediatrics on Friday, December 21, 2018 to pursue another pediatric opportunity.

We are grateful to Dr. Sakakeeny for the care she has provided to the patients of Needham Pediatrics over the last 12 years.  Dr. Sakakeeny has been an integral part of our team and she will be missed.

Patients of Dr. Sakakeeny should please contact our front desk for assistance in selecting a new primary care provider at Needham Pediatrics.  Any appointments with Dr. Sakakeeny after December 21 will need to be rescheduled.  We assure you that Needham Pediatrics is well prepared to continue to serve your family, and we will strive to make your transition as smooth as possible.



Flu Vaccine is In!

We have flu vaccine available now and have started giving flu shots.  Patients can get flu vaccine at regulary scheduled appointments, or you can make an appointment for one of our many Flu Clnics, available on many weekdays and weekends.  Please call our office to schedule.  You can read more about the flu vaccine by clicking here.


Welcome to Dr. Chris Gibson

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Chris Gibson to the Needham Pediatrics family.  Dr. Gibson joined our practice in June 2018 and is welcoming new patients.  You can read more about Dr. Gibson here.  Please contact our office if you wish to learn more or join our practice.


Reader's Choice Winner 2018!

Thanks to our patients for voting us Needham's favorite for Primary Care Physician in the 2018 Wicked Local Readers' Choice Award.  Thanks also for voting us Blue Ribbon winner for best doctors in Needham in Hometown Weekly Newspapers.  We appreciate these recognitions and look forward to continuing to meet your needs in the coming year!


We have made an exciting change to a new electronic health record!

In September 2017, we went live with Epic, an electronic health record system that will enhance our ability to provide the best possible care to our patients and families. One exciting feature of this system is a patient portal called MyChart that will allow you to review health information, message us, print school forms, and request appointments. You can link to MyChart here or from the top banner of this website.  There is also a mobile MyChart app for your smartphone or tablet. Click here to learn more.


Our Affiliations

We are proud to be members of the PPOC, and to be affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital.