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Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
MD, Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv, Israel
Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center Cleveland, OH UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
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Dr. Robert Safier joined the University of Pittsburgh in September 2005 to serve as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology in the Division of Child Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University in 1991. He received his M.D. degree from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1999. This opportunity to learn medicine in a non-US setting served to strengthen his interest in diverse patient populations and cultures and to help him appreciate varying medical care delivery systems. He completed his training in Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, OH in 2002. At the completion of his Pediatric Residency, he was awarded the resident Good Fellow Award, which is selected by junior residents for being an outstanding senior resident for dedication and service towards his colleagues. He completed his training in Child Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in 2005. During his final year, he was awarded the Child Neurology Society Outstanding Junior Member Award, which is chosen by the Scientific Selection Committee as an outstanding junior member presenting an abstract. Dr. Safier had two abstracts presented during that annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA in 2005.
Dr. Safier is highly skilled as an educator and is the Director of Medical Student Education for the Division of Child Neurology. As both Clinical Neurosciences Child Neurology Clerkship Director and as Child Neurology elective Course Director he is committed to teaching and mentoring medical students. On the graduate medical education level, Dr. Safier is involved in the clinical education of child neurology residents. As an active member on the Child Neurology Education Committee, he developed new Clinical Neurosciences Clerkship structures within the Division of Child Neurology. His mentorship directly influenced medical students to choose the field of child neurology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and nationally.
Dr. Safier is recognized as an excellent general clinical child neurologist and regularly receives high praises from his patients and their families. His main research interest is studying the clinical and radiological presentation of hemiplegic migraine of childhood to better understand the pathophysiology. Since July 2005, Dr. Safier serves one day a week as the staff neurologist at Polk State Home, a campus for adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Safier has been a leader in various clinical quality improvement projects within the Division of Child Neurology and at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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: 37
We love Dr. Safier. He is always very attentive and thorough and takes time to explain things in a way that makes them easy to understand. He asks good questions and I never feel like he's rushed or distracted. His calm and friendly demeanor are always reassuring.
everyone was very friendly and answered all the questions we had!
Has been our daughters neurologist for many years. He is an exceptional Dr.
We drove three hours to see Dr. Safier. We were very pleased with the service that we received. He was very thorough and proactive in the treatment plan for our son.
this was our first visit. dr was very informative, pleasant and explained in detail. very happy. will definitely return
Dr. Safier had reviewed multiple child's scans before our appointment and explained his findings clearly. He also answered all of our questions.
he was incredibly respectful, courteous, and made us feel like our son mattered. I cannot imagine a better experience.
My daughter was seen quickly and efficiently. Dr. Safier was kind and compassionate when dealing with our questions and concerns. We see many different providers, and he is among the best we see! Highly recommend!!
we love the doctor. he really makes my daughter feel at ease
I have only had good experiences with Dr Safier
Traveled from Altoona Pa, very satisfied with the experience & the referral to services. Everyone was very helpful from first moment and took time to answer questions, guide us through the process. The dr & staff were excellent.
Good doctor . Very nice. Answered all our questions. Very helpful. Highly recommended
Care provider had bedside manner. answered all the questions to the best of his knowledge. Very helpful. Highly recommended
We have been seeing Dr Safier for about 13 years now and have always been very happy with how friendly he is and how concerned he is with our son's health. No complaints at all. Hope to see him for several more years.
Love Dr.Saffier. He speaks to my child as well as myself, her mother. He listens and is not demeaning.
Dr Safier is the best ever.
this was our first visit with Dr. Safier. Wish we would've found him years ago! what an amazing and remarkable doctor! Very patient and caring and full of smiles and personality!
excellent physician that we have been with for 9 years
Dr. Safier always makes us feel comfortable and explains all of our options in great detail. It's a great feeling to have someone like him on your team!
The nurse practitioner was excellent. We were changing physician because of a prior poor experience. The nurse practitioner had reviewed all the records and was familiar with my son's history and diagnosis. She was very knowledgable and respectful. She asked questions to clarify issues and answered all questions. We spent the majority of the visit time with the nurse practitioner. The physician was only in the room for a short period, but the nurse practitioner had reviewed Ethan's information with him prior to his coming into the exam room so he was up to date on what was going on. Overall we were much happier and satisfied with our visit to the neurology department this time than previously.
The doctor was fantastic-very engaged with my child and attentive to me.
Dr Safier is one of the best doctors we have had! He is sincere, professional and truly listens to your concerns or progress. We love him!!
I have been so impressed with Dr. Safier. He is very throurough and has absolute respect for what we have to say and our concerns. He listens to us, validates us, and provides explanations using parent friendly terminology. He also limits his side conversations with his PA, which is appreciated as well.
Always a pleasant appointment when visiting Dr. Safier's office in Wexford. Also we met Dr. Safier's PA for the first time and she was excellent. Look forward to seeing her again.
I feel that Dr. Safier is a fantastic doctor. He listened to our concerns and even talked with our other children present at the appointment, not just our daughter. He is wonderful with the kids and puts things in a very easy to understand manner.
Very good visit and professional staff. doctor was great with my daughter.
Dr Safier was fantastic. when we leave we know exactly what is going onl
Today we saw a PA as well as our physician.This was a really great experience.The PA was very nice.My daughter commented to me that she really liked her.We always receive the best care with Dr Safier and his staff.
The provider was kind, thorough, and seemed genuinely interested in listening to me and my child.
Dr. Safier called to follow up and be sure I understand and received his previous message which I though was nice of him.
Dr. Safier and his nurse Jennifer are amazing. They always get back to me when I call within hours of my call. I highly recommend them.
he is always very thorough and always listens and evaluates everything I have to say
I thought that the provider did his job and ordered the right tests that he needed to have done for my son
Dr. Safier and his staff including other specialiest like genetics have gone above and beyond caring for our child. We couldn't be any happier with the care knowledge and the core values they show!
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