Natasha Sriraman, MD

"There’s a saying: If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. I truly love pediatrics – the continuity of care, watching my patients grow, and taking care of not just the child, but the entire family. I am thrilled to be a part of the CHKD family."

Dr. Natasha Sriraman

(757) 668-7400
Practice
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Education

Medical School: St. George University School of Medicine

Residency: New York Medical College

Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

Bio

Dr. Sriraman, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM, speaks around the country on various topics: breastfeeding, postpartum depression screening in pediatrics, narrative medicine/physician burnout, cultural competency/cultural differences in infant feeding and social determinants of health. She has specialized training in pediatric psychopharmacology.

In addition to seeing patients, she is an associate professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and teaches medical students and residents daily. She also holds a master's degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh and has designed curriculum for public health training in pediatrics and breastfeeding training. She has also written various clinical protocols.

Dr. Sriraman is frequently involved with legislative advocacy and has worked with the Governor's office on having May declared as Maternal Mental Health Month in Virginia. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research. She has also received grants from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and jointly from Williams & Mary College/Eastern Virginia Medical School.

She has served on the board of National AAP-Section of Breastfeeeding, and VA-AAP Chapter, and Postpartum Support Virginia. She is currently on the BOD as Education Chair for the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the Virginia-WIC Association and For Kids Homeless Shelter in Norfolk, VA.

Additional Languages
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
Clinical Interests
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum depression
  • Public health in pediatrics
  • Immigrant health
Community Involvement and Memberships
  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine-Board of Directors/Education Chair
  • Virginia-WIC Association
  • For Kids Homeless Shelter

Recent Publications

Promote Breastfeeding in the Outpatient Setting: It's Easy! Sriraman NK. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2017 Dec;47(12):311-317. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2017.10.002.

The Nuts and Bolts of Breastfeeding: Anatomy and Physiology of Lactation. Sriraman NK. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2017 Dec;47(12):305-310. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2017.10.001.

Postpartum Depression: What Do Pediatricians Need to Know? Sriraman NK, Pham DQ, Kumar R. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Dec;38(12):541-551. doi: 10.1542/pir.2015-0133. No abstract available. Erratum in: Pediatr Rev. 2018 Jan;39(1):54

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine's 2017 Policy Statement on Informal Milk Sharing. Sriraman Natasha K., Evans Amy E., Lawrence Robert, and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine's Board of Directors. Breastfeeding Medicine. November 2017, 12(9): 547-547. 

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine's 2017 Position Statement on Informal Breast Milk Sharing for the Term Healthy Infant. Sriraman Natasha K., Evans Amy E., Lawrence Robert, Noble Lawrence, and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine's Board of Directors. Breastfeeding Medicine. January 2018.

(757) 668-7400