Dr. Purino is a triple board certified neurologist with a specialty in neuromuscular disorders. She is a compassionate physician with extensive experience and devotes time to give back to her community. Initially, she worked her way through college caring for mentally challenged children and adults. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Psychology and Pre-Med at Boston College, her Doctorate of Medicine degree at Wayne State University in Michigan, and completed her Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency at Veterans Administration-Wadsworth, an affiliate of UCLA. 

Dr. Purino completed a Fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases at UCLA where she participated in a research study for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She attended the J. Kiffin Penry Mini-Fellowship in Epilepsy at Wake Forest University. Dr. Purino is triple board-certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology with special qualifications in Neuromuscular diseases. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Purino is a sub-specialist in Neuromuscular diseases, which involves the nerves and muscles. As a partner physician at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Woodland Hills, she was the Neuromuscular specialist for all Southern California Kaiser Permanente patients with conditions such as Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain Barre Syndrome, ALS, and Neuropathy. She also operated a specialized Botox clinic to treat diseases such as Torticollis, Dystonia, or intractable spasms due to Stroke or Multiple Sclerosis.

Doctor

Dr. M. Lorraine Purino, M.D.

 

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neuromuscular diseases

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology

  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • California Neurological Association

  • Los Angeles Neurological Society

Neurology Positions in Hospitals

  • Sherman Oaks Hospital

  • Encino Hospital Medical Center

  • Kaiser Permanente - Baldwin Park

  • Kaiser Permanente - Woodland Hills

  • Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center

  • West Hills Hospital and Medical Center

  • Northridge Hospital

  • Motion Picture and Television Hospital

  • Granada Hills Community Hospital

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

  • VA west Los Angeles Medical Center

  • VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center

Philanthropic And Volunteer Positions

  • National Charity League of San Marino

  • National Charity League, Junior, of San Marino

  • Relay For Life

  • Pasadena Humane Society & Spca

  • Pasadena Senior Center

  • Huntington Hospital

  • Los Angeles County - USC Hospital

  • Girl Scouts