Board Certification(s)

  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Epilepsy



Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Medical School

Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate School

Duke University
Bachelor of Science
Durham, NC

Professional Associations

American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
Child Neurology Society

Personal Interests

On a personal note, Dr. Patel is an avid traveler having traveled to 6 continents and enjoys snowboarding, tennis, scuba-diving, and surfing. She is also currently working on a book about mindfulness and meditation in children and the neurological effects on their developing brains.


Dr. Patel is double-boarded in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. She completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University and then received her MD from Rush University Medical College in Chicago. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at Rush University, followed by Pediatric Neurology Residency at Northwestern University/Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and then completed her fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology specializing in Epilepsy at the Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Patel previously worked at Children’s Hospital of Orange County as a Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist before moving to Los Angeles. She is a compassionate and caring physician that is devoted to patient care. Her research interests are epilepsy, headaches, and the use of mindfulness and meditation in children to improve their neurological health.