Nirali Vakil, M.D., board-certified pediatrician, knew she wanted to become a physician at a young age. She has always enjoyed helping people. During summer visits to India, she would feel inspired when she watched her uncle provide medical care to his patients. While in medical school, she spent time in India volunteering with different medical camps and working with children. Through this experience she fell in love with the field of pediatrics and knew she had found her calling.

Dr Vakil’s goal is to assist parents in providing the best medical care for their children in a caring environment. She believes in blending western medicine with a touch of holistic medicine to enhance the child’s overall care.

Originally from South Florida, Dr. Vakil currently resides in Manhattan Beach with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with family, hiking, reading and cooking.

Medical School
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
  • English


Providence Medical Institute
21311 Madrona Avenue
Suite 100-B
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 540-1334
(310) 540-7615
Providence Medical Institute
1294 W. 6th Street
Suite 104
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 548-9118
(310) 548-1310


  • Pediatrics (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Asthma
  • Weight Management/ Obesity

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates


Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.1 out of 5 (41 Ratings, 9 Comments)


The provider did not want to listen to my requests regarding future care for my child's condition.

The provider wasn't as perky as the other staff member, but still respectful. Seemed like she was having a long day, but she still was friendly and order my son's shots right away and had them executed quickly.

some miscommunication between provider and nurse assistant on the vaccinations my daughter needed, as well as follow up appointments

Doctor seemed rushed and didn't even talk with our son at all (usually most pediatricians make some effort to talk with the baby/toddler but this doctor didn't even seem to acknowledge our son).

I like this doctor but I felt like we were rushed out. There were two things that were ailing my daughter - but I felt like we were only given time to address one issue. This is the second time I've seen this doctor and I just felt like she had to rush out and couldn't take the time to spend with us. I'd actually gladly pay for two, back to back appointments if that would give us more time to discuss the things on our minds. That probably isn't possible...but if it were, I'd do it.

[...] more info on meds, follow-up care if needed, after effects etc.

We love Madonna Pediatrics [...]. However, Dr. Vakil was not a good fit for us.

Dr. Vakil is great, [...]

It felt like I was rushed and wasn't able to ask all the questions I wanted. She also did not address everything on the six month questionnaire.