Attending Physician, Division of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Deepti Nagesh joins Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as a pediatric neurocritical care specialist.

She obtained her medical education at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in India. She then went on to complete a child neurology residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Due to her interest in taking care of critically ill children, she followed this up with a fellowship in pediatric neurocritical care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH and moved to the West Coast to be close to family.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Nagesh's clinical interest lies in taking care of the neurological system in a critically ill child and works with intensivists and other members of the Neurological Institute to address complex neurologic needs and concerns in the intensive care setting. She is interested in pediatric stroke, traumatic brain injury and abusive head trauma.


Medical School: 

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS); Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India


Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO; Child Neurology


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Pediatric Neurocritical Care



American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology with special qualification in child neurology

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Neurology; Child Neurology Society; American Epilepsy Society; Neurocritical Care Society


Pediatric Iatrogenic Movement Disorders. Nagesh D, Goeden M, Coffman KA. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Apr;25:113-122. doi: 10.1016/j.spen.2018.02.005. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

Electroclinical Features of Generalized Paroxysmal Fast Activity in Typical Absence Seizures. Bansal L, Vargas Collado L, Pawar K, Nagesh D, Ilyas M, Hall A, Kinnaman B, Abdelmoity A.J Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 Jan;36(1):36-44. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000535.

Research Interests: 
  • Pediatric neurocritical care
  • Abusive head trauma

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