Sarah Wingerter, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Director, Boston University Medical Campus Narrative Writing Program

Dr. Sarah Wingerter is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, where she has served as Director of Narrative Medicine for the Department of Pediatrics and has designed and led numerous narrative-medicine and narrative-writing initiatives—including reflective writing workshops for faculty and trainees–on the BU medical campus and at other local institutions.  She currently is Director of the Boston University Medical Campus Narrative Writing Program for faculty and is Course Director for the Illness Narratives elective for fourth-year medical students.


Prior to joining Boston University School of Medicine in 2017, Dr. Wingerter spent 7 years as a faculty member of Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, where she was an attending physician in the Emergency Department and Travel & Geographic Medicine Clinic.


Dr. Wingerter has an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, and she studied the topic of medicine in literature as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Freiburg, Germany prior to receiving her medical degree from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.  She completed a pediatric residency in the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, followed by a combined fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Wingerter has received a Certificate in Narrative Practice from the Center for Narrative Practice in Boston and is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher.