"Best Pediatrician in Los Angeles"
Dr. Monica Asnani is board certified in Pediatrics and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Medical degree from the University of Vermont. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 2001.
She practiced Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine for 4 years in the San Fernando Valley, where she had a busy and thriving practice. Her love of academic medicine prompted her to move her practice closer to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to become more involved in teaching. Many of her patients followed her to her new location, despite the geographic distance.
Dr. Asnani currently sees infants, children and adolescents in her lovely new office. Most PPO insurance plans are accepted. She also worked in the Pediatric Urgent Care Center for Cedars-Sinai Medical Group for 2 years.
Savoring a cup of hot chocolate
Dr. Asnani is very committed to helping young doctors learn both the “science” and the “art” of medicine. For several years, she served on UCLA School of Medicine’s Faculty as a lecturer, where she taught third year medical students how the use of technology, communication, research and compassion can improve patient care.
She has also served as part-time faculty for the Department of Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. There, she supervised and taught medical students and Pediatric residents in the Ambulatory Care Clinic and in her own office.
Dr. Asnani was interviewed for an article about Autism in Examiner.com on April 19, 2012.
She was the featured Pediatrician in a Los Angeles Times
article on September 10,
A Pediatrician Who Could Read the Signs.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“On your worst days, when you wonder why you became a doctor at
all, I want you to think about my daughter, and always remember
that you changed a child’s life.”
Jamie Simons, Freelance Writer, Burbank
Dr. Asnani was asked to be the Pediatric Consultant to two editions of Kaplan Medical USMLE Question Book, which is widely used by medical students throughout the world to help them prepare for medical licensing exams.
English, Spanish and Hindi
Dr. Asnani has full staff and admitting privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Insurance Plans Accepted
PPO plans: Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Healthnet and Motion Picture
Caring for a baby
Medically-Safe Ear Piercing
Dr. Asnani performs medically-safe ear piercing in her office. Please call our office for details on this exclusive service.
Dr. Asnani is available for hospital visits for newborns and sick children. She also provides a free consultation for prospective patients and pregnant couples.
Monitoring a newborn baby with a colleague
“Thank you for always being so wonderful!
We really appreciate all the time and attention you give us
whenever we come in.
Thanks for all you do!”
Megan B., January 2011
“You are the best Dr. ever!
I hope you will always be my doctor.
Have a wonderful day.”
Kayla B., Age 10
“Thank you for taking the time to meet with us.
We have decided to select you as our son’s doctor!
It was a long and exhaustive search however you
and your practice stood head and shoulders above the rest!”
Jeff R., April 2010
“Thank you so much for being a wonderful pediatrician to Miles
over the last 18 months. We’ll miss you!”
Jane H., May 2010
“Dear Dr. Monica,
You’re the best Dr. in the whole world!
I love you so much.”
Adiva, Age 7
“We want to thank you for being our daughter’s first doctor.
We couldn’t have asked for a better pediatrician. Every
interaction with you was so positive from her first well visit
to the way you gently and expertly inserted a catheter.
Thank you! We will miss you and if we ever find ourselves back
in your neighborhood we’ll consider ourselves blessed to have
you as our doctor again.
Thank you for everything!”
Orlando J., October 2011
“I want to let you know how grateful we are that you are
our daughter’s pediatrician.
I immediately felt comfortable with you and actually looked
forward to our first check-up with the baby.
From that first meeting 10 months ago
to present I find comfort knowing I made the right choice.
We have moved to the Bay Area and still come down to Los Angeles
for Madison’s appointments, because
YOU ARE WORTH IT.
I always feel like Madison is your only patient whether we are in for a scheduled appointment or you are returning a frantic phone call. Thank you again.”
Madison F., January 2007
“This is the first time that a doctor really took the time
to care for my children.”
Teresa R., April 2005
“I just want you to know that your comments to my daughter
really made all the difference and we are so happy to have found
Tessa, September 2007
“Thank you for the gift that you are to us and to our
A.J., December 2008
“We really appreciate all your personalized
Kenneth E., March 2005
“Just a quick note to say thank you again for taking such
good care of Isabella.
Your extra care and understanding of our daughter’s
illness was very much appreciated.
Because it’s our first child, everything seems so scary and
urgent when they are ill.
However, you’re so understanding, you never make us feel
bad for coming in so often.
Wish there are more doctors in this world like you.”
Bao and Derek, June 2003
“Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for
We really appreciated all your time, phone calls and visits
while he was in the hospital.
We’re so thrilled that you’re our pediatrician and
look forward to seeing you for years to come.”
“Thanks so much for talking to me and helping me out
Me and Mom are getting along better.
We both broke down into tears and resolved our problems and now
she trusts me.”
M.E., age 16, August 2006
“Thank you for your warm and generous care of our
A.M., December 2008
“We really enjoyed the way you’ve treated M. since
he was born and we would like to follow you.”
L.M., April 2008
“The only reason we come to this office is to see you.
You always take the time with my kids and I know you really care
Dylan S., October 2007
“We miss you as our pediatrician!”
John D., Valencia, CA, December 2006
“I really miss you being Vincent’s doctor.
The one out here just isn’t the same.”
J.C., New York, March 2006
“Thank you so much for all the loving care and attention
you have provided to Marissa.
We love and appreciate all you do.”
“Thank you for the quality care you’ve given Aidan
over the past 2 years.
We couldn’t ask for a better doctor.”
“We are very grateful for you and your staff and for the
great care you’ve provided!”
Jorge and Shannon, May 2005
“Dr. Asnani, you are great!”
Maisson G, March 2004
“We would like to thank you for the great service you
provided to us during Alex’s first year.
We will never forget you.
May God bless you always.”
“Thank you so much for dispensing the necessary
prescription for my son Ian.
You went above what was reasonable and I appreciate it very
Andrew W., January 2004