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Neurodevelopmental DisabilitiesNeurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
MD, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College Philadelphia, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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Dr. Miya Asato is an Associate Professor in the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics, and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. After completing her medical studies at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1995, she came to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to complete her pediatrics residency. She then completed a fellowship in Child Neurology and completed her clinical training in 2002. She then completed a T32 funded research fellowship under the co-mentorship of Dr. David Brent and Dr. Beatriz Luna in the Department of Psychiatry. When she became faculty in 2005, she investigated the impact of childhood epilepsy on cognition and behavior through an NINDS K23 award using oculomotor and neuroimaging methodologies. Her research work now is focused on the development of screening tools to detect potential cognitive and behavioral difficulties using computerized testing. She contributes to numerous professional organizations, editorial and advisory boards.
In addition to her clinical and research activities, Dr. Asato is heavily invested in educational efforts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the UPMC Graduate Medical Education programs. She provides career and research mentoring to medical students and residents, and is Program Director for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Associate Program Director for Child Neurology. The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency is one of eight accredited programs in the United States. Dr. Asato has received multiple teaching awards, including the UPSOM Philip Troen, MD Excellence in Medical Student Research Mentoring Award in 2015, Fellow of the Year Award in 2002, and the Jeffrey S. Farkas, MD Memorial Pediatric Intern Teaching Award.
As a specialist in Child Neurology, Dr. Asato provides clinical care for inpatients and outpatients in the Division of Child Neurology and the Child Development Unit.
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Total Comments: 26
Dr. Asato has been my child's neurologist for 4 years. I could not imagine a more thorough, knowledgeable, or compassionate provider to care for my daughter. I am grateful that Dr. Asato is a part of the Children's Hospital family.
Dr. Asato is a wonderful provider that seems to truly care about my child and the concerns I have about her development.
she took extra timeout for us ..and went over all things ..SHE is the best ......
I have had great experiences when seeing Dr. Asato. she is very kind, patient, and attentive.
My child's care provider is very quick in getting back to me if I have any questions. I use the web to ask questions or concerns. I really wish we had found her when he was first diagnosed. I also don't worry about thing getting done. She is always on top of everything.
Dr. Asato is always very caring and interactive with respect to my son's healthcare needs. She answers questions and is willing to formulate a plan for his care.
Dr. Asato was very attentive to what we had to say, answered our questions clearly, and provided us with clear next steps to take regarding our daughter's care. Thank you!
Dr Asato is always consistent, and she is very likeable. More importantly, she knows her stuff and is not arrogant about it.
Always a pleasure to work with Dr. Asato and her staff. She is a knowledgeable, caring doctor.
Dr. Asato made us have faith in CHP once again. We did not feel as though we (our concerns/questions) were being dismissed. She just met us, but we felt as though she truly cared about our son's overall well-being. She is a neurologist, but she saw the WHOLE child.
I absolutely love this doctor she has worked with my other children as well. would give high recommendation for her
Dr. Asato was very courteous and sincere; great "bedside manner".
I was very pleased with the whole appointment process. I very much appreciate the Doctor and staff's courtesy and professionalism.
The administrative staff, nurses and doctor were exceptional, knowledgeable, and caring.
The doctor was very friendly an helpful.
This was an awesome experience. Dr. Asato was wonderful with our 4yo. She provided great feedback and suggestions, while still allowing us to make the treatment decisions for our child. This was a great experience. We highly recommend Dr. Asato and we will continue under her care.
I absolutely love Dr asato. she has worked with a few of my children and I recommend her to anyone that needs help. she is caring kind and an absolute loving doctor
This provider was excellent!
Dr Asato was excellent. She's very thorough and attentive and I have no doubt my son is in good hands.
Dr.Asato took her time to assess my child. Was extremely supportive.
Dr. Asato was extremely thorough and took time to answer several questions. She explained that she didn't realize my child's complete medical history prior to the visit and said she wanted to do some additional research before making a decision on treatment and tests. She called me back within a few days with a course of treatment.
Dr Asto is wonderful.She seems so down to earth and sincere. I feel like she really cares about my child and takes the time to talk with us on a level that we can easily understand as a patient.
I like and trust this provider. I usually have doubts about the judgment of a provider, but I don't have this issue with Dr Asato.
excellent provider I'll recommend her to anyone
Dr A is the most understanding, well-informed, dr on my son's team of providers. She has ALWAYS been kind and considerate for the child as well as the family. She is not afraid of autism, she actually understands more than most and has an open mind. She has ALWAYS listened to us. We love her and would recommend her as the best.
Very thorough appointment, the Doctor was friendly and caring and made my child comfortable.
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