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Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
MD, Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv, Israel
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center Cleveland, OH
View Dr. Safier's full list of publications from PubMed.
Dr. Robert Safier joined the University of Pittsburgh in September 2005 to serve as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology in the Division of Child Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University in 1991. He received his M.D. degree from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1999. This opportunity to learn medicine in a non-US setting served to strengthen his interest in diverse patient populations and cultures and to help him appreciate varying medical care delivery systems. He completed his training in Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, OH in 2002. At the completion of his Pediatric Residency, he was awarded the resident Good Fellow Award, which is selected by junior residents for being an outstanding senior resident for dedication and service towards his colleagues. He completed his training in Child Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in 2005. During his final year, he was awarded the Child Neurology Society Outstanding Junior Member Award, which is chosen by the Scientific Selection Committee as an outstanding junior member presenting an abstract. Dr. Safier had two abstracts presented during that annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA in 2005.
Dr. Safier is highly skilled as an educator and is the Director of Medical Student Education for the Division of Child Neurology. As both Clinical Neurosciences Child Neurology Clerkship Director and as Child Neurology elective Course Director he is committed to teaching and mentoring medical students. On the graduate medical education level, Dr. Safier is involved in the clinical education of child neurology residents. As an active member on the Child Neurology Education Committee, he developed new Clinical Neurosciences Clerkship structures within the Division of Child Neurology. His mentorship directly influenced medical students to choose the field of child neurology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and nationally.
Dr. Safier is recognized as an excellent general clinical child neurologist and regularly receives high praises from his patients and their families. His main research interest is studying the clinical and radiological presentation of hemiplegic migraine of childhood to better understand the pathophysiology. Since July 2005, Dr. Safier serves one day a week as the staff neurologist at Polk State Home, a campus for adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Safier has been a leader in various clinical quality improvement projects within the Division of Child Neurology and at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 29
Dr. Safier is a pleasant, positive man who is easy to talk to and very respectful. We trust him to be our child's neurologist and respect him. He treated our son excellently with appropriate communication and feedback.
The doctor was awesome made our kid feel at ease, made him laugh and was a really great experience
great provider that really helped us understand what our concerns were and very good with our daughter
Very curdious Dr and staff
We enjoyed the visit everyone greeted us with a smile and so caring thanks
great provider, very helpful, very good with my son
I was happy about the thoroughness of the questions, especially initially from the resident, as he was able to spend time asking a lot of questions and was able to filter what was most important for what was going on with my daughter to relay to the provider for most efficient use of our time with him. I also found the provider very gracious in listening to my complaints about the difficult time we have had trying to address the problem with another field of medicine and whether he had other ideas.
Dr Safier almost seemed like he was trying to slow me down and to spend even more time with my son to make sure he had all the info he needed to see if there was anything else he could help with. He respected my son and his thoughts.
Our visit is always wonderful at this facility.From the registration to the physician.
excellent and courteous staff. Dr. Safier is an excellent Doctor. doesn't rush the appointment. listens and explains everything to my daughter to put her at ease.
Everything is good!
Dr. Safier was very thorough and I appreciate his time. his nurse Jennifer is also great.
He was very knowledgeable & comfortable to talk to.
Dr Safier was amazing. everything we were looking for and more. definitely left feeling like our son is in very good hands.
Dr. Safier is an amazing physician and has always shown us that he truly cares for the well-being of our son. We will stay with Dr. Safier as long as he is practicing and our child is in need of neurology services, I am over all extremely pleased with every interaction we have ever had with him.
We've been seeing Dr Safier for about 10 years now and are always happy with him!
Dr. Safer was very professional and treated us with kindness and answered all the questions we had.
Love this Dr. He is very kid friendly and entertaining as well as helpful
Dr Safier is very patient and has excellent listening skills. we appreciate the time it give us and allows us to express our concerns. He in return gives us answers and provides reasons for his responses.
We are so glad that Dr. Safier is our daughter's neurologist. He has provided the care and medication possible to make her first two years of high school free of any absences which is remarkable due to the severity of her migraines before becoming his patient.
Dr. Safier has always been an excellent provider for my daughter. Any time I had questions for him, his nurse got back to me right away.
The office visit was great and the first time we had been to that location to see that particular doctor. Everyone was very nice and helpful.
We always receive the best of care at Pine Center.From registration to the nurse to the Doctor.We always have the best treatment.
Great these people are professionals! Thank you!
Both the nurse and Dr Safier took the time to talk to us about our concerns and we talked in a manner we could understand. They also took the time to talk to our son and made sue he understood what they were doing.
We have been seeing Dr Safier since my son was 2 and have been happy from day one. At this appointment I had more questions and concerns than usual, and Dr Safier took plenty of time to discuss them and make a plan for my son. He did not rush us (even though it was obviously a very busy day) and seemed genuinely concerned for the issues my son is having. We usually have fairly quick appointments because they're so routine (every 6 months, but rarely new issues to discuss). This appointment ran a bit longer than the norm because of how much extra time Dr Safier took to go over our concerns. We highly recommend Dr Safier to anyone who needs a friendly, caring and knowledgeable pediatric neurologist!
We were greeted with a warm smile from the moment we entered the building. When we were waiting on the Dr. we were assisted by a nurse who made eye contact, spoke with my daughter and I, engaged with my daughter and made her feel comfortable. It was a pleasure to have visited
This was the third physician we saw with your group. Each physician we saw was wonderful, but our care was transferred due to your fellow leaving and then again when we could not get and appointment with Dr. Naik. Dr. Safier was great with us. He knew my daughters history which put me at ease. I left the office with a plan in place and feel very confident in the care she received.
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