Yukiko Miura, MD

Curricular Lead, Neonatology

Yukiko Miura, MD is an attending neonatologist who provides care for critically ill neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Washington.

Dr. Miura provides family-centered care with the goal of optimizing long-term outcomes for each patient. She focuses on the positive impact family members and caretakers can have on a child, and strives to provide an experience and education that helps the family as the child transitions from a newborn to an infant. She also enjoys teaching residents and other providers and is a certified instructor of Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

Dr. Miura is involved in several multidisciplinary quality improvement efforts in the NICU, including reduction of antibiotic usage, standardization of pain assessment and management, and prevention of unplanned extubation among critically ill neonates. Her research interests include the effects of maternal nutrition on fetal/neonatal health, in particular via the changes in gut microbiome. She presented her work at Eastern Society of Pediatric Research and Pediatric Academic Society, and received a Travel Award in 2018. She is also a recipient of the Bradford Fellowship Award from the University of Rochester.

In her free time, Dr. Miura enjoys relaxing outdoors with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She’s also grateful for the modern technology that helps her reconnect with friends and family in Japan.

Dr. Miura cares for babies in the NICU at St. Luke’s Boise, Magic Valley, Meridian, and Nampa.