Yosuke Miyashita, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Nephrology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Director of Pediatric Hypertension Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Yosuke Miyashita, MD, MPH attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine, completed his general pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his pediatric nephrology fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington School of Medicine. He joined the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics in 2009.

His primary clinical and academic interest is in pediatric hypertension including 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). He started the pediatric hypertension program including ABPM program and serves as its director in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology. His research work has been published in multiple publications and has delivered multiple invited presentations at both international and local conferences and lectures. Other research topics have included both Shiga-toxin hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and atypical HUS. 

Dr. Miyashita is active in medical education at both UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is the renal rotation coordinator for the pediatric residency program and serves on its Leaders in Education Across Pediatrics and other committees within the residency program. He also serves as the Advanced Practice Practitioner fellowship program director for the division. He has also authored multiple chapters in both general pediatric and pediatric nephrology textbooks.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Board of Pediatrics, 2003-2009
  • National Kidney Foundation, 2006-2009
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2006-Present
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association, 2011-Present
  • International Pediatric Hypertension Association, 2011-Present
  • Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium, 2012-Present 

Education & Training

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1999
  • MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 2003
  • Internship in Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 2003-2004
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 2004-2006
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology, University of Washington School of Medicine-Seattle Children's Hospital, 2006-2009
  • MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health, 2009

Representative Publications

Hickey CA, Beattie TJ, Cowieson J, Miyashita Y, Strife CF, Frem JC, Peterson JM, Butani L, Jones DP, Havens PL, Patel HP, Wong CS, Andreoli SP, Rothbaum RJ, Beck AM, Tarr PI. Early volume expansion during diarrhea and relative nephroprotection during subsequent hemolytic uremic syndrome. Arch Pediatric Adolescent Med. 2011; 165 (10) 884-9. PubMed PMID 21784993.

Miyashita Y. Clinical application of ambulatory blood Pressure monitoring in pediatrics. International Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2011; 2: 650-60.

Webb TN, Shatat IF, Miyashita Y. Therapy of acute hypertension in hospitalized children and adolescents. Current Hypertension Report. 2014; 16:425-433. PubMed PMID 24522943.

Verghese PS, Miyashita Y. Neonatal Polycystic Kidney Disease. Clinics in Perinatology. 2014; 41(3): 543-560. PubMed PMID 25155726.

Webb TN, Griffith H, Miyashita Y, Bhatt R, Jaffe R, Moritz M, Hofer J, Swiatecka-Urban A. Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Chronic Ulcerative Colitis Treated with Eculizumab. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports. 2015; 4(5): 105-112. PubMed PMID 27135055.

Peterson CG, Miyashita Y. The Use of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring as Standard of Care in Pediatrics. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2017; 5: 153. PubMed PMID 28713799.

Miyashita Y, Flynn JT, Hanevold CD. Diagnosis and management of white-coat hypertension in children and adolescents: A Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium study. J Clin Hypertens. 2017;19: 884–889. PubMed PMID: 28736962.

Miyashita Y, Hanevold C. Evaluation and Management of Stage 2 Hypertension in Pediatric Patients. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2018; 20(9): 73. PubMed PMID 29980866.

Perez JL, McDowell MM, Zussman B, Jadhav AP, Miyashita Y, McKiernan P, Greene S. Ruptured intracranial aneurysm in patient with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018; 23(1): 75-79. PubMed PMID 30497224.

Fuhrman DY, Kellum JA, Joyce EL, Miyashita Y, Mazariegos GV, Ganoza A, Squires JE. The use of urinary biomarkers to predict acute kidney injury in children after liver transplant. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 Oct 25:e13608. PubMed PMID: 31652022.

Hanevold CD, Miyashita Y, Faino AV, Flynn JT. Changes in ambulatory blood pressure phenotype over time in children and adolescents with elevated blood pressures. J Pediatr. 2019 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 31685228  

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Hypertension-Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring and treatment, White Coat Hypertension
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Research Grants

Stability of white coat hypertension in pediatrics:  Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (PI), 2018-Present.

NIH U24DA041147-04, Adolescent Brain Cognitive Developmental Diagnosis (Consultant Investigator), 2019-Present.