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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
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
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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.
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: 28
I was very pleased with the whole appointment process. I very much appreciate the Doctor and staff's courtesy and professionalism.
The doctor was very friendly an helpful.
The administrative staff, nurses and doctor were exceptional, knowledgeable, and caring.
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 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.
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.
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.
doctor was very friendly and nice and answered our questions thoroughly.
Dr. Asato is a kind, compassionate doctor who is very well versed in my son's illness and listens to him and to us about our concerns so we can make educated decisions.
Dr. Asato was professional, but yet congenial. She made my daughter feel very comfortable during her exam. The Doctor was very perceptive, and left me with the sense that she was absolutely paying attention.
I was very please with the doctor's knowledge and the empathetic way she provided care to my daughter.
Dr Asato was incredibly thorough and kind, several years ago we saw another neurologist for the same issue and we feel as though this experience was head and tails above the last. We are incredibly grateful for this experience.
I am always pleasantly surprised and appreciative at how quickly Dr Asato & her staff ( especially Essie Smalls) return my calls and tend to my child's needs! It's refreshing to know that her neurologist is available and swift with her needs. Furthermore , Dr Asato truly listens to my concerns and addresses issues by explaining and asking instead of simply coming to a conclusion. Dr Asato also helps my 10-year old daughter gain confidence and independence in her treatment by directly asking her questions and teaching her about medication and management of her problems. This boosts her confidence and supports her self-management.
Dr. Asato was wonderful. She is the perfect provider to address our concerns regarding the future care of our child. She is very thoughtful, taking time to explain our options and to lay out a plan of action for the next few months.
We had a phenomenal first experience with Dr. Asato, and we look forward to working with her. I was most impressed with her desire to follow up with a phone conversation to fill in any gaps in our conversation due to my child's difficult nature.
Dr. Asato was wonderful. Very good with our son. Patient and thorough - did not make the appointment feel rushed and made our son her priority during the appointment. Nothing negative to say about this doctor.
We Love Dr. Asato, Miya
Dr. Asato certainly knows what she's doing and is not afraid of autism.
Dr. Asato is one of the best neurologist at Children's Hospital. She listens, has a wonderful way with children and treats everyone with respect. She gives advice and options and spends time discussing the possibilities of treatment.
She was so nice and caring
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