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 (311 Ratings, 75 Comments)


  • Fertility
  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

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


  • 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


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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  • English
  • Italian

Memberships and associations

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (311 Ratings, 75 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

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Not getting the help i need.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Dr. Amato is efficient but takes the time to listen and respond thoughtfully. I've enjoyed working w/ her and have faith in her knowledge and expertise.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Dr. Amato is the best. No BS, incredibly intelligent and caring. Never wastes any time getting to the point. I would trust her with any of my needs.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    Everyone was very nice and super helpful

  • Sep 25, 2019

    What a wonderful experience from start to finish! Greeted warmly at reception, guided through and welcomed and met promptly by Dr.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Dr amato is amazing. She really is positive and professional! Everyone I have interacted with has great customer service!

  • Sep 18, 2019

    I have been going to this clinic since 1997 (different locations). Dr Amato is one of my heroes and someone I look up to and respect. I find her to be highly intelligent when it comes to my medical care. In addition, she is very kind and understanding. Also, there is a psychiatric component for the issue that I have been treated for all these years and I have never felt judged by her. Not ever.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Very collegial, professional. I appreciated that she took the time to update herself on the details of my case.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    She was very informative gave us possible scenarios of how to ache our goal.

  • Aug 19, 2019


  • Aug 16, 2019

    Did not communicate very much during procedure so not completely sure what was going on.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    I love Dr Amato and her whole team! They are relatable, kind and explain things in an easy to understand way!

  • Aug 05, 2019

    The greatest facility provider in all of Oregon. I've been 100% pleased with all of the care I've ever receipt from Dr. Amato.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Love this dr. She is so kind, knowledgeable, experienced, and very patient. Always takes time to answer all your questions. She?s excellent!

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Wonderful, she was so patient with not only me, but my toddler as well.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    Dr. Amato was friendly, patient, and knowledgeable.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    She is professional, caring, and prompt.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    She listened to my story and offered a multitude of tests to assist my husband and I in our journey to parenthood.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Dr Amato is great. Your billing team has made mistakes at every turn for my treatment. Verifying and correcting your work has become a part time job. Get a more transparent request system with tickets and tracking.

  • Jun 30, 2019

    Check in was much more streamlined than in past. Dr as personable and welcoming as always. Staff was helpful and friendly

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Dr Amato was amazing. So informative, caring. We really had a great experience with her

  • May 31, 2019

    Good experience. However, before getting to the appointment it would be nice to know about students being with the dr.

  • May 22, 2019

    Dr. Amato is so calming and informative with challenging conversations.

  • May 09, 2019

    My opinion about the doctor is that she is very good. The doctor is very professional and provides information to address my concerns.

  • 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.