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Miya Bernson-Leung | Medical Services

Specialities

Departments

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Miya Bernson-Leung | Education

Medical School

Harvard Medical School

2010, Boston, MA

Residency

Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP)

2015, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital

2017, Boston, MA

Miya Bernson-Leung | Professional History

I have long been fascinated by the brain and chose to major in neuroscience as an undergraduate. I also always knew I wanted to work with children. When I was introduced to pediatric neurology as a medical student, I knew it would be the perfect blend of the science of the brain and the demonstration of some of the brain's most important functions: how the developing brain allows children to talk, move, and learn. As a resident, I became particularly interested in pediatric stroke and cerebrovascular disorders because of their profound impact on the child and the family, and the multidisciplinary nature of caring for them both emergently and in long-term follow up.

My parallel interest is medical education. My year as the Department of Neurology’s Chief Resident for New Educational Initiatives cemented my desire to make medical education the focus of scholarship and leadership for my career. I completed a Master's in Education (EdM) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with support from the Zuckerman Fellowship for cross-disciplinary public service leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership. I teach and lead educational programming for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians--neurologists and non-neurologists alike--to promote better care for children with neurologic disorders through education.

Miya Bernson-Leung | Publications

My goal is to provide comprehensive, compassionate, collaborative care to children and families with neurological illness including stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. I believe in physicians working together to care for children with complex needs, and in empowering and supporting families. I am dedicated to advancing neurology education by incorporating advances in learning science and reaching across disciplinary boundaries, and to training the next generation of pediatric neurologists to be knowledgeable, professional, creative, and caring.