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 (257 Ratings, 57 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 (257 Ratings, 57 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Apr 30, 2019

    She's amazing. She listens to what we wanted, what we didn't want, and worked with us. It was great. Loved her.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    I have a master's degree in Women's Health Care in Nursing and my husband is an OBGYN and we had, we received incredible care by Dr. Paula Amato. She listened. She gave us the current data. She was amazing. I would refer her to anyone, all my friends. Thanks.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    She's well educated, cheerful, very informative and non biased! I appreciate her sense of humor and I will definitely be back to see her again!

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Dr Amato is always so warm and easy to talk to.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Very informative, prompt and overall enjoyable (given the circumstance).

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Dr. Amato is wonderful. I was just about to start IVF when I found out I got pregnant naturally. She still did an ultrasound to check the baby before moving me to a high risk dr. Always available for questions.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    I was provided information about some of my hormone levels that represented me myself having a low egg count, or poor quality eggs. The way that it was I guess provided to me was not very supportive and I got super emotional about it because I didn't know that that was something that was going on with myself and so I didn't feel like he provided any kind of emotional support or delivery of that kind of message in a way that wouldn't be so hurtful. So I thought that ... I think that she could use some you know, some help in that department terms of delivery of messages to her audience, which in this case is a patient who's having difficulty conceiving, so that's the feedback I have for Dr. Amato.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Friendly, knowledgeable, answered all my questions

  • Mar 15, 2019

    The doctor and team was great!

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Hi, my experience with Dr. Amato was good but I hope she's not tied up with a lot of unnecessary tests and procedures that might not be needed for it at this moment. And it was a very brief consultation and no formal check up or anything. So yeah, that's my concern on the recommended tests are quite expensive and I'm not sure if we will be needing go that route. So if you can reconsider that be great.Thank you.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    I believe she is an expert in her field.She addresses my whole health, not just GYN issues.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr. Amato is fantastic. She made the fertility process easy and stress free. We had great outcomes and would highly recommend her to anyone.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    So far we've received incredible care, from day one, and we have yet to physically step foot into the office! Thank you to your wonderful staff (thinking of you, nurse Andrea!). We look forward to starting our family with your support.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    helpful, answered all of our questions with a lot of information. Very kind and receptive to our concerns.

  • Jan 13, 2019

    She is a great doctor and very nice person. She seems to care.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Provider was very professional, knowledgeable, and personable.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Dr. Amato is a wonderful doctor, very knowledgeable and gracious. I feel privileged to receive medical care from her.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    My partner and I think Dr Amato is wonderful! She always makes us feel like our questions and concerns are valid, works hard to ensure we are making informed choices by providing all of the necessary info and does it with genuine kindness. We couldn't be happier with the care we've received.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    This is a chronic problem at this clinic with imaging appointments - the provider hadn't read my chart, didn't know my history, wasn't sure how I got pregnant, and seemed rushed and uncaring about me. This was particularly stark at this appt, but was at least the 3rd time I've left with the sense that really the embryo was the primary patient, not me.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    Dr Amato and her staff were kind, pleasant and informative.

  • Nov 23, 2018

    She was pleasant and was willing to spend the time to answer my questions

  • Nov 23, 2018

    They were 45 mins late for my appointment and didn't notify me that they had called in a prescription for my appointment. Then when I got there they asked if I had taken the antibiotics before my perceedure. When I said no they asked if I wanted to reschedule.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    THANK you for making the implantation process of ivf a smooth easy process

  • Nov 19, 2018

    We really appreciated the information that Dr. Amato shared. She was accessible friendly shared all the information we needed. I feel like she handled what could be like delicate subject matter in a professional and respectful way. I'd be happy to recommend a friend or family member to visit her if they had similar issues.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Dr.Amato was very thorough and answered all of our questions. I would highly recommend her.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    I had a good experience with this provider. Dr Amato listened to me carefully and was able to answer my questions and concerns.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    Patient and she did a great job explaining everything!

  • Nov 02, 2018

    I just wish waiting time could be a little shorter, otherwise the Doctor and other nurses were very nice!

  • Oct 26, 2018

    Friendly,warm, empathetic

  • Oct 26, 2018

    Very knowledgeable and helpful

  • Oct 20, 2018

    Thank you for making my egg retrieval process Smooth and as easy as it can get

  • Oct 19, 2018

    Very friendly, made the whole procedure very easy and straightforward.

  • Sep 30, 2018

    She is great! Very knowledgeable and personable.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Dr. Paula Amato was kind, calm, confident and approachable. Her bedside manner was extermely good combined with excellent advice and knowledge to share. This is something I hope to find in any doctor, but during our visit we had an emotinal and difficult topic to discuss and her approach made what could have been extermely difficult almost easy. I am very gratful.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    I was made to feel very comfortable, and I felt like Dr. Amato respected my questions and was knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    She was kind and took her time to learn about me and to explain what the treatment with her would be.

  • Sep 11, 2018

    I came in for an embryo transfer. The embryologist and the nurse who helped with the imaging were both great. The transfer went smoothly and my fertility doctor thanked the nurse for providing such a great picture to help with a somewhat difficult transfer.After the transfer, we realized we had forgotten our embryo picture in the room and the nurse or receptionist promptly put it in the mail for us.We were very pleased with our experience!

  • Sep 11, 2018

    She is personable, kind and very knowledgeable. I did not feel rushed.

  • Sep 09, 2018

    Dr. Amato is so warm and friendly, but also very professional. She always talks us through everything in easy to understand terms, and is very encouraging.

  • Sep 04, 2018

    Dr. Amato was helpful and explained things in a way that was easy to understand.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    Great! Dr. Amato answered all our questions. She knew who we were, remembered our story and details. I like how clear and calm Dr Amato is!

  • Aug 12, 2018

    Wonderful physician, listens intently, took thoughts, questions, and ideas to provide exceptional care.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Felt like appointment was rushed, little to no information was given during exam.

  • Aug 07, 2018

    Dr Amato is very direct and a good communicator. She makes me feel confident in her care.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    Paula is very no non-sense, which with such an emotional thing as infertility is very grounding. She doesn't overly reassure, but is still caring and attentive. The only thing I would have wanted more is to have her offer more information without me needing to ask, but I am pretty good at asking what I need to know, so it worked out.

  • Jul 17, 2018

    Friendly, positive, and to the point.

  • Jul 17, 2018

    Dr Amato has been my fertility doctor for several years and has always listened, been easy and quick to communicate with and worked with me to find solutions to my fertility issues.

  • Jul 15, 2018

    My overall experience has been that the communication between the front desk, the financial advisor and the doctor is very poor. I've consistently been given conflicting information including cost of things, appointments, scheduled but then they didn't have me on the schedule. A mandatory consultation after three IUI sessions left me quite confused as I was told when I first started that the chances were around 20% and then told that it was under 10% and more like around 5% chance of getting pregnant. Both times I've needed a referral for a different doctor it's been a hassle.The first time, I ended up just driving back up to OHSU because every time I would call the clinic they said they never got the referral from from OHSU. The last appointment we spent talking to the financial advisor for 15 minutes and decided to go with Clinic that OHSU recommends. Then I got a phone call saying that they don't know where to send the referral. It's just very lacking in communication. Not to mention the fact that I couldn't try IUI this month because I had to do the mandatory consultation so I missed out on taking the Clomid. Overall dr. Amato is a good doctor to work with but the whole system together hasn't worked well for me and it's been a very stressful process in a situation that's already stressful. I have already taken my complaint several times to the head manager and I'm going to be seeking a consultation at another clinic especially after learning the statistics for me getting pregnant are about 5%, if that was the case I don't think anybody would waste 1400 a month on IUI. Needless to say I'm going to get a second opinion and I think OHSU needs to really work on our communication to the patient and make the process a lot smoother.

  • Jul 09, 2018

    Exclusively positive

  • Jun 22, 2018

    Felt a little rushed during exam. It was an IVF appointment and my normal doctor measured each follicle. This doctor did not and she estimated how many and how big they were which is really important when decided when to do the retrieval appointment. I felt like it was not as important to her which was a little surprising to me because my normal doctor puts a lot of emphasis on these values.