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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
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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Dr. Miya Asato is a 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: 28
Both Dr. Asato and her accompanying medical student took time to speak with us about our daughter's health concerns. It was a very pleasant experience which left us wishing that all doctor visits were like this. Thank you.
always excellent service
Dr. Asato has always taken her time during our appointments. She listens to all of our concerns and provides helpful feedback and educational materials she feels may be helpful to our situation. I would reccommend her with the highest reguards.
this provider actually listened to my concerns and worries. she agreed that we need to find answers. she heard what I said heard what I asked
Dr. Asato was amazing very kind and understanding, she listened and cared about what was going on with my son!!
The doctor was excellent and could not have asked for better. The one hour drive was well worth it.
absolutely love Dr Asota
Dr. Asato is an exceptional provider.
dr was not on time.
Dr Asato was great and carefully listened to our situation! Highly recommend her
Dr Asato and her office staff deal with my son very well in spite of his significant behavioral issues. I am pleased with the care he receives there and have referred other parents for her services when the child has significant emotional/behavioral issues.
She did not really care what we had to say and pretty much expressed zero concern. She has terrible bedside manner. or just plain terrible manners. she entered the room and greeted my 4 year old daughter but did not have the common courtesy to greet my husband and I.
Dr. Asato is wonderful. She takes her time with her patient, explains everything, she is patient and pleasant. She goes above and beyond to ensure that she is giving the best possible care.
We always look forward to our visits with Dr. Asato. She genuinely cares about our child and makes recommendations that are in his best interest.
the doctor was very kind
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.
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