Sara Maria Munoz-Blanco, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, Spanish

Research Interests

Critical Care Neonatology; Pediatric Chronic Critical Illness (pCCI); neonatal palliative care; patient-clinician communication; communication skills education; health equity. more


Dr. Sara Muñoz-Blanco is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Palliative Care. Her areas of clinical expertise are neonatology and perinatal, neonatal, and pediatric palliative care. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of neonatology, palliative care, communication, and underserved populations, particularly Spanish-speaking patients and families. She has experience with program-building, qualitative research methodology, and communication skills training. 


Dr. Muñoz-Blanco graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatrics residency training at New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center. She also completed fellowships in both Neonatology and Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2018 and 2019, respectively. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (2012)


  • Pediatrics; New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2015)


  • Neonatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine) (2022)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2015)

Research & Publications

Technology Expertise Keywords

Neonatology; Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Palliative Care; Communication Skills Education.

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