Dr. Sarah Chagnon

(757) 668-9920
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics


Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine

Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh


Dr. Chagnon comes from upstate New York, where she developed her passion for children with disabilities at an early age.

From volunteer work to employment as a residential aide at a school for children with multiple disabilities, she was inspired to pursue her medical degree to address the health needs of special populations.

Dr. Chagnon graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and furthered her training at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where she completed her residency and fellowship in child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

While at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Chagnon participated in the Program for Neurodegenerative and Rare Disorders, as well as the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program. She also participated in multiple subspecialty clinics, allowing her to expand her knowledge and experience with a number of childhood neurological disorders. She was involved in a number of clinical research trials on the treatment and prognosis of umbilical cord transplantations in lysosomal storage disorders.

Dr. Chagnon’s clinical practice is focused on the full range of pediatric neurological disorders.

On a personal note, Dr. Chagnon and her husband have a toddler daughter and a rowdy labrador retriever. After too many years in the cold northeast, they are enjoying exploring all that the Hampton Roads region has to offer.

Clinical Interests
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurogenetic and neurometabolic disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Intellectual and physical disabilities
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Docs" 2017-2022