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Diego Chaves-Gnecco MD, MPH is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Assistant 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 is a member of the HRSA Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Diego has been honored with several recognitions for his work and to his services to the community.
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Total Comments: 13
Even though the wait in the exam room can be lengthy at times. Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco is well worth the wait! He and the staff there are such attentive wonderful people to our children! We are blessed to have him for our pediatrician.
Dr Chavez-Gnecco has amazing bedside manner and concern. He is a fabulous physician!
An excellent service. I feel really good when I visit my doctor
I was very impressed by Dr. Diego. He is an excellent physician.
Dr. Chaves-Gnecco and Nurse Jones are GREAT! They're responsive, thoughtful, caring, and diligent. We discuss all aspects of my daughter's care and consider numerous options in determining the correct care and medication for her.
care provider is excellent, never had a problem
We had a really good experience. Very informative. Very respectful of our own understanding of our child and his needs. Very supportive and encouraging. Great job, honestly.
I am delighted with each of those who deal with us in the clinic, both receptionists, nurses, and especially doctors,
Our family would gladly wait as long as need be when Dr. Chaves-Gnecco is running late. My children adore him and he makes them feel very comfortable. He is an amazing doctor.
My daughter and I are very happy with Dr. Chaves' services
Best staff and appointment ever
best team we've ever encountered
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One Children’s Hospital Way
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Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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