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Miya Asato, MD

Job Title Program Director, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Associate Director, Child Neurology Residency Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5520 Phone
412-692-6787 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia


Children Hospital of Pittsburgh
Residencies in pediatrics and child neurology


Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh
Fellowship in neurocognitive development

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Subspecialty Certification


  • Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum Scholarship
  • 2002 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Fellow of the Year Award
  • 1996 Jeffrey S. Farkas, MD, Memorial Pediatric Intern Teaching Award


  • Asato MR, Caplan R, Hermann BP. Epilepsy and comorbidities- what are we waiting for? (2014). Epilepsy Behav, 31:127-28.
  • Peters BD, Szeszko P, Radua J, Ikuta T, Gruner P, DeRosse P, Zhang J, Giorgio A, Qiu D, Tapert S, Brauer J, Asato M, Khong P, James A, Gallego J, Malhotra A (2012). White matter development in adolescence: Voxel-wise diffusion tensor imaging and meta-analytic results. Schizophrenia Bulletin, Nov;38(6):1308-17. 
  • Asato MR, Nawarawong N, Hermann B, Crumrine P, Luna B. (2011) Deficits in oculomotor performance in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2011 Feb;52(2):377-85.
  • Asato MR, Terwilliger R, Woo J, Luna B. (2010). White matter development in adolescence: a DTI study. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Sep;20(9):2122-31.
  • Asato MR, Manjunath R, Sheth RD, Phelps SJ, Wheless JW, Hovinga CA, Pina-Garza JE, Haskins LS, Zingaro WM. (2009). J Child Neurol. 2009 May;24(5):562-71.

View Dr. Asato's full list of publications from PubMed.


Biography Summary

Miya Asato, MD, received her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. She completed her pediatrics and child neurology residencies at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and her research fellowship in neurocognitive development at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Her current research centers on the effects of pediatric epilepsy on brain function. Dr. Asato is the program director of the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities residency program and associate program director of the Child Neurology residency program. She also is co-director of the LEND Program of Pittsburgh, funded the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Neurobehavioral Status in Pediatric Epilepsy, NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS)
  • Mapping Function in the Hippocampus Related to Learning, University of Pittsburgh Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Pilot Imaging Program
Last Update
December 30, 2014
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Last Update
December 30, 2014