Paula Amato M.D.

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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (317 Ratings, 27 Comments)

Expertise

  • Fertility
  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

  • Infertility
  • LGBT Family Building and Transgender Care
  • Menopause
  • PCOS
  • Third Party Reproduction

Education

  • M.D., University of Toronto, Toronto Canada 1989
  • Residency:

    • Obstetrics and gynecology, University of Toronto, Canada, 1994
  • Fellowship:

    • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1997
  • Certifications:

    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Fellow, 1994 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate, 1998

Biography

Dr. Amato specializes in the science of caring for patients with infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, and menopausal issues. Her research interests include stem cells, metabolic-endocrine interactions, and environmental impacts on reproductive health. Dr. Amato finds her work intellectually stimulating and highly rewarding. The science of reproduction and connecting with individuals and families are what inspired her to pursue a career in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Amato loves the Pacific Northwest and says that OHSU is a great fit for her. In addition to outdoor sports, reading, independent music and film, and ethnic food, Dr. Amato enjoys spending time with her partner and their two dogs.

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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Memberships and associations

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (317 Ratings, 27 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.6
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.6
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.6
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.6
  • Used words you could understand 4.7
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.5
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.7

Patient Comments

  • Oct 24, 2017

    Dr. Amato cares about me as a whole person and thinks about my health holistically. This is rare in a doctor.

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 09, 2017

    Dr. Amato has been easy to work with and has a nice practicallity to her approach. My only wish is that she would read my chart a little more thoroughly before making recommendations and consults with me a little more. I felt sometimes I had to ask many questions to get more details about the treatment plan and possible outcomes.

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 06, 2017

    we are so thankful to Dr. Amato and the rest of the medical staff for helping to give us the most important thing in our lives- our child. She is efficient, kind and experienced.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 23, 2017

    I really like Dr Amato. She always explains things in plain English which I really appreciate. She never makes me feel like my questions are a burden or stupid. There is so much to know about IVF and it's all very overwhelming. With that said, I would love it if her approach could include more reassurance. Reassurance that we are turning over every stone. She is very matter of fact about things and often doesn't explain WHY we're doing things a certain way. For example, it would have been nice to know if the dose of ivf meds I was taking are average for my situation, less/more, could we use more to get more eggs, what are the risks, etc. And then, reassure that we are doing exactly what is needed to get the most eggs possible.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 25, 2017

    Dr. Amato is hands-down the best doctor ever!! She is extremely smart and knowledgeable, spends quality time with you answering your questions, is patient, and she is always so caring and puts you at ease. She always responds to all of my MyChart questions so quickly. I love her! I'm nominating her for the Rose Award, so I hope she receives it!! She is a genius and so compassionate as well. OHSU and her patients are so lucky to have her!!

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 28, 2017

    Dr. Amato has provided me with excellent care in my journey through IVF. I feel she genuinely cares for me and my husband's dream to be parents. It means a great deal to me as a patient to feel so confident in the physician directing us through this difficult/emotional process. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Amato to other women needing fertility assistance.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 23, 2017

    Dr. Amato is a brilliant doctor and I really value and trust what she has to say. She is very friendly and caring and outs you at ease. You know that you are under very good care with her.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 20, 2017

    The doctor was amazing. She was wonderful and I would high recommend her. You can tell she is experienced, knowledgeable and comfortable.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 25, 2017

    I have already referred a friend to this Provider and will continue to recommend and refer others as the opportunity arises. I'm am incredibly appreciative and think very highly of the doctors, nurses and all the other staff at OHSU Fertility Clinic.

    OHSU Patient
  • Mar 31, 2017

    This was a good experience. The provider was very nice. I wish that she would have reviewed my chart before my appointment and be updated on my current treatment. She kept asking me questions that she should have known. She was helpful and very nice

    OHSU Patient
  • Mar 17, 2017

    Dr. Paula Amato is excellent. I requested her for this procedure because she is very skilled and knowledgeable. She is also very thorough, patient, and is always so quick to answer my questions. She shows genuine care and compassion.

    OHSU Patient
  • Mar 08, 2017

    Dr. Amato was extremely nice, and seemed very knowledgable. I feel very comfortable leaving my fertility in her hands.

    OHSU Patient
  • Feb 24, 2017

    velvet was great. very friendly and put my mind at ease. great bedside manner.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jan 04, 2017

    trust dr amati

    OHSU Patient
  • Nov 10, 2016

    made me feel comfortable and confident that we could accomplish our goals

    OHSU Patient
  • Nov 01, 2016

    Dr. Amato is, hands down, the best doctor! I highly recommend her!

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 25, 2016

    Dr. Amato is wonderful.

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 24, 2016

    Dr. Paula Amato is fabulous! I greatly appreciate how well she listens to my concerns, is able to answer my questions in a way I understand, and makes me eel like she has all the time in the world for me. She is professional, compassionate, warm, and personable. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 05, 2016

    Provider well patient and answered all questions. I was disappointed that it didn't seem like the majority of my outside records had been reviewed previously.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 20, 2016

    Dr. Amato is the best! She truly cares and that is evident in the care she provides. I appreciate her so very much!

    OHSU Patient
  • Aug 22, 2016

    The provider recommended prescribing medications to me that could very easily contradict my digestive problems and mental health struggles. She had ideas for managing symptoms but couldn't provide any advice or care for resolving the issues that I'm having. Prescribing birth control and an SSRI for PMS, PCOS or Endometriosis is unacceptable. Especially without diving into my history. If I had bipolar disorder, for example, it could be suicidal. Both SSRI's and Birth Control Pills are very damaging to the gut and I have severe gut issues. I was really disappointed with the lack of holistic care and the aim to treat the symptom instead of the underlying problem. I'm in a lot of discomfort and have been looking for answers for a long time and I felt like I went to OHSU to get the best care possible and then it seemed the doctor wasn't interested in helping me figure it out or validating how much pain I'm in.

    OHSU Patient
  • Aug 12, 2016

    Dr. Amato suggested a lot of tests that I felt were unnecessary. For example, she wanted me to spend $500 for an x ray to see if my tubes were open and if I have a septum shaped uterus. However, I've been pregnant before and when I had a D&E in January, I was told my uterus is normal shaped. Therefore, I felt that the x-ray would be unnecessary. She also wanted us to undergo many genetic tests to make sure my husband and I are both fine before trying to conceive. The reason I went to Dr. Amato in the first place was to increase our chances of conceiving. I had one second trimester miscarry and I was told by my physicians that it was most likely a chromosomal issue, but chances were good that I'd conceive again and have a healthy baby. Dr. Amato seemed very concerned I had one second trimester miscarriage and wanted us to go through tests to confirm we are both healthy before taking measures to increase our fertility. I feel like we are wasting time...

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 19, 2016

    Dr. Amato gave me an excellent first impression. I feel confident that she is the best provider for my current issues.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 15, 2016

    Dr. Amato is on my list of all-time favorite doctors (which includes two uncles).

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 15, 2016

    Dr. Amato is superb! I have every confidence in her, and trust her judgement implicitly. she always gives me as much time as I need, explains things slowly in terms I understand, is genuinely caring, gentle, thorough, and instantly sets me at ease. words cannot express how much I appreciate her, her availability, her honesty, and her wisdom. I would highly recommend her to anyone without reservation.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 13, 2016

    Dr. Amato is an excellent doctor. She always takes the time to answer my questions, provide me with thorough information, had great knowledge and expertise and has a genuine caring and compassionate manner. I'm very glad to be under her care. Also, Dr. Krieg is extremely kind, knowledgeable, and patient. I have had excellent experiences with both of them and they really put you at ease. I feel confident in their knowledge and abilities and appreciate their understanding and caring manner.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 03, 2016

    Dr. Amato was friendly, professional and answered all of my questions thoroughly. Her feedback and expertise were appreciated.

    OHSU Patient

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