Board Certified Neurologist

Nori Pimentel, MD

Board Certified Pediatric Neurologist
Board Eligible Clinical Neurophysiologist
WCN Pediatric Program Co-Director

Pasadena, CA
Westlake Village, CA

Dr. Pimentel was born in Northern California, but grew up in a small, predominantly military & farming town, Yuma, Arizona. She attended college in Tucson, Arizona as a physiology major at the University of Arizona where she graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.  She left Arizona for the opportunity to attend medical school at University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine where she knew she could learn and provide care to the patients and families at such a large, tertiary care center as LA County Hospital and work with largely underserved communities. She then went on to the nationally ranked Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) where she completed both her General Pediatrics and Child Neurology residencies. She returned to the USC Keck School of Medicine where she completed her Neurophysiology (combined Epilepsy and Neuromuscular) Fellowship given her passion for both treating and diagnosing epilepsy as well as neuromuscular diseases. She is now one of only a few pediatric trained neurologists Southern California who is also trained in both General Child Neurology as well as pediatric and adult EEG and NCV/EMG.  During her residencies and fellowship, Dr. Pimentel did research on providing more education and seizure action plans to patients with epilepsy, exploring the limitations to access to care for patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and identifying the factors that underlie immune mediated polyneuropathy. Dr. Pimentel has a passion not only for working with patients and families to increase education and awareness of various pediatric neurology diagnoses, but she is also dedicated to teaching those in the midst of their medical training as well. During her training, she earned the CHLA Roberta G. Williams Teaching award twice in 2016, the CHLA Fellow of the Year teaching award in 2017, and the Outstanding Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award from USC in 2019.   In her spare time, Dr. Pimentel enjoys painting, cooking, baking, and spending time with her fiance and 2 puppies. She is excited to continue to put down roots in California, and feels privileged to be able to provide care to the families in the Los Angeles area. 

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Board Certified Pediatric Neurologist
Board Certified Clinical Neurophysiologist
Fellowship Training: USC, Los Angeles County Hospital and Keck Hospital, Los Angeles
Child Neurology Residency: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Pediatric Internship & Residency: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
MD: Keck School of Medicine, USC

Pimentel N, Darki L, Beydoun S. Evaluation of Clinical Presentation, Skin Biopsy Findings, and Immunologic Testing in Patients with Symptoms of Sensory Neuropathy. American Academy of Neurology. [Accepted Abstract, AAN 2020 Meeting]

Pimentel N, Tiongson E, Mitchell W, Ramos-Platt L. Case Series: Pediatric Patients with Concomitant Genetic Neuropathy Syndromes and Immune Mediated Polyneuropathy. American Academy of Neurology. [Accepted Abstract, AAN Meeting: 2020]

Pimentel N, Wu A, Platt LA, Ramos-Platt L. Psychosocial Influences in Access to Care for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Child Neurology Society, CNS. [Accepted Abstract/Poster, CNS Meeting: 2018]

Pimentel, N, Wu A, Platt LA, Ramos-Platt L. Psychosocial Influences in Access to Care for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. [Accepted Abstract/Poster, PPMD Meeting: 2018]

Pimentel N, Ho E. Congenital Hypomyelinating Neuropathy (CHN) in an Infant with an Early Growth Response Gene-2 (EGR2) Mutation and Neuroblastoma. Child Neurology Society. [Accepted Abstract/Poster, CNS Meeting: 2018]

Reyes I, Pimentel N, Briceno L, Sadrieh K, Ramos-Platt L. Variable Presenting Symptoms in Siblings Positive for Glucose Transport Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome. Child Neurology Society. [Abstract/Poster, CNS Meeting: 2017]

Querubin J, Reyes I, Wong B, David H, Pimentel N, Ramos-Platt L, Rosser T. The Clinical Utility of Target Gene Panels as a Diagnostic Tool for Pediatric Neurologic Disorders. Child Neurology Society [Abstract/Poster, CNS Meeting: 2017]

Pimentel N, McDermott A, Querubin J, Rudnick M, Nordli D. Reducing Seizure Readmission Rates: A Plan for Everyone. CHLA Annual Quality Improvement Poster Session [Poster, CHLA QI Poster Session: 2017]

Tiongson E, Pimentel N, Ramos-Platt L, Jaradeh S. Anti-Ganglionic Antibody Positive Autonomic Neuropathy: Case Presentation and Response to Treatment. Child Neurology Society. [Abstract & Poster, CNS Meeting: 2014]

Pimentel N, Krieger M, McComb J, et. al. Incidence of Facial Palsy Following Surgical Resection of Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children. International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery. [Abstract & Poster, ISPN Meeting: 2012]

Pimentel N, Pham MH, et. al. Penetrating Sellar and Suprasellar Midline Injuries in Craniocerebral Gunshot Wounds. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. [Abstract, CNS Meeting: 2011]

Pimentel N, Brooks H, Raghunand N. Effects of Acetazolamide on Renal pH Regulation in Aquaporin-1 Knockout Mice, Assessed via Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MR Imaging. 21st Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Program Conference. [Poster, UBRP Meeting: 2010]

Breslin JH, Edgin JO, Pimentel NM, Figueroa CM, Bootzin RR., Goodwin JL, & Nadel L. Parental report of sleep problems in Down Syndrome. Gatlinburg Conference. [Abstract & Poster, Gatlinburg Conference on Intellectual Disabilities: 2009]

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