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MD, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogota, Colombia
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogota, Colombia University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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Diego Chaves-Gnecco MD, MPH is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Director and Founder of the program SALUD PARA NIÑOS.
Dr. Diego’s clinical and academic interest include the diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, providing care to families and children with disabilities, providing care to children from minority and underserved populations and addressing barriers to health care access.
Dr. Diego graduated from Gimnasio Moderno in Bogotá, Colombia. He obtained his title as a Medical Doctor from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana where he held a position as Instructor of Physiology and Pharmacology at the School of Medicine. From 1995 to 1998 he completed his residency in Pediatrics at Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Clínicas Infantiles Cafam and Colsubsidio being Chief Resident during his last year. In 1998, Dr. Diego came to Pittsburgh as a Visiting Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine Center for Clinical Pharmacology where he worked until 2002. He obtained a Master degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), in 2000.
In 2002, he started his residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and joined its Community Oriented Residency Education (CORE) program, an area of concentration in the pediatric training program that aims to train leaders in community health and child advocacy. As part of his CORE training, in the summer of 2002 Dr. Diego created the First Pediatric Bilingual-Bicultural Clinic in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since its creation, this clinic has expanded to the program Salud Para Niños (Health for the Children). At Salud Para Niños, culturally and linguistically competent primary care for children and families is complemented with activities oriented toward prevention and empowering the community about its own health. Some of the activities of Salud Para Niños include: a weekly clinics in Oakland at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Primary Care Center, a monthly free clinic at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile and at the Birmingham Clinic, participation in the organizations of the community fairs "Al Servicio de la Comunidad", a literacy program where children are given bilingual books to promote literacy and learning of English as a Second Language for both children and parents, translation of health prevention materials into Spanish, and Hispanic/Latino Car Seat Checks in which emphasis is made in car safety issues.
Dr. Diego completed his fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in 2008 being a fellow of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau program and a fellow of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND).
Dr. Diego has been honored with several recognitions for his work and to his services to the community.
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: 14
Our daughter absolutely adores Dr. Diego! He is the epitome of what a pediatrician should be!
Doctor Chavez is amazing and I wouldn't change doctors or anything about our visits!
dr. diego is a very compassionate and honest doctor.
dr Diego is wonderful. even though he was unable to give me anything definitive about my sons behavior, I feel that he really listened and thoughtfully considered all of the information provided. I never feel rushed and feel that he is thorough. I also feel during appointments that he genuinely cares about myself and my son.
Dr. Diego has been one if not the top doctors my child has seen and the proof is in the pudding because my child always has tantrums at doctors offices but this time he did not. My mom was also with me and she also was very impressed with the doctors and staff.
I am very pleased with the care that my daughter is receiving from this facility. Thanks to Dr.Chaves and his team.
Dr Diego takes amazing care of my children and always follows up.
Dr. Chaves and all of the staff from beginning to end are wonderful. I would never take my children anywhere else. I can't say thank you enough to Dr Chaves for taking care of my children so well and helping us when we first came to Pittsburgh almost 8 years ago.
The doctor is great at what he does I really appreciate him
Dr. Chaves is excellent! We greatly appreciate the genuine interest and detailed care he provides to our child.
Dr. Chaves has been with our daughter since he gave her her very first check-up at birth in Magee Womens Hospital. He is absolutely amazing! If I had to create THE perfect pediatrician, I would just clone him. lol.
always a good experience seing dr diego....we have been with him for 11 years now.
muy profesional y amable
I have complete faith in Dr. Diego. he sees my child for psychiatric concerns and we love him
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