Miya Bernson-Leung | Education
2010, Boston, MA
2015, Boston, MA
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.