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Specialty:

Pediatrics
Neurology

Secondary Specialty:

Neurology (pediatric)

Board Certifications:

  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Education:

MD, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College Philadelphia, PA

Residency:

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Fellowships:

University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA

Affiliations:

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Miya R Asato, MD

Doctor

Program Director, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Associate Director, Child Neurology Residency Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Biography

Research Interests

  • Executive functioning and its development in pediatric epilepsy
  • Development of clinically accessible tools to screen for cognition and behavior problems in pediatric epilepsy

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

Biography Summary

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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