Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH, FABM



American Board of Pediatrics



Medical School:

St. George University School of Medicine


New York Medical College


Columbia Presbyterian Hospital


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 Breastfeeding, 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.

Clinical Interests:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum depression
  • Public health in pediatrics
  • Immigrant health

Honors and Awards:

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2021, 2023



  • Subudhi S (former EVMS student) and Sriraman N. Islamic Beliefs About Milk Kinship and Donor Human Milk in the United States. Pediatrics. 2021;147(2):e20200441
  • Natasha K. Sriraman. Donor Human Milk:The Disparities Continue. BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE, Volume 16, Number 1, 2021. DOI: 10.1089/bfm.2020.0372
  • Swathi Vanguri, Hannah Rogers-McQuade (former resident), Natasha K. Sriraman and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.  ABM Clinical Protocol #14:Breastfeeding-Friendly Physician’s Office—Optimizing Care for Infants and Chil-dren. BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE. Volume 16, Number 3, 2021, ª Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.,
    DOI: 10.1089/bfm.2021.29175.sjv
  • Sonia Subudhi and Natasha Sriraman. Islamic Beliefs About Milk Kinship and Donor Human Milk in the United States Pediatrics. February 6461, 187 (6) e64644881; DOI:
  • 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.


  • Presenting (virtually) at the AAP NCE AAP Section on Breastfeeding (BF) program about the impact of COVID, telehealth (TH) and BF support/access. Presentation will also address how TH can help reduce healthcare disparities for various populations.


Community Involvement and Memberships:

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine-Board of Directors/Education Chair
Virginia-WIC Association
For Kids Homeless Shelter

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7400



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