Dr. Toral Parag is a South Orange County native who was inspired to be a pediatrician by her father, Dr. Chuni Patel. Dr. Patel was a role model to her, demonstrating compassionate and comprehensive medical care in his pediatric practice.
Having attended Our Lady of Fatima in San Clemente and Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Dr. Toral is very familiar with her SoCal community. After graduating as salutatorian of her high school class, she left California to experience life on the east coast in New York where she attended both college and medical school. As an adventurous student, Dr. Toral pursued medical excursions in Spain and Costa Rica where she enhanced her Spanish speaking skills.
Although it was exciting living in Manhattan, her heart remained in SoCal. Her family roots brought her back to southern California for pediatric training. While Dr. Toral was in her pediatric residency in San Diego, she met her husband on a blind date. Coincidentally, he was also training to be a pediatrician.
After graduating from their respective training programs and getting married, both Drs. Parag were privileged enough to join Dr. Patel’s thriving pediatric practice in beautiful San Clemente.
An interesting fact about Dr. Toral: she was filmed on an episode of “High Risk Delivery” which aired on the Discovery Channel.
Dr. Toral truly loves being a pediatrician and watching “her” kids grow up. When she is not busy doctoring, she enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, and spending quality time with her two children and husband.
American Board of Pediatrics