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Noel Pristas, MD

Noel Pristas, MD
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Department Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Children's Outpatient Center
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
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Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Children's Outpatient Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Department of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosomal Disorders
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Dysautonomia
  • Functional Impairment
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Pediatric Stroke
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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About Noel Pristas, MD

Noel Pristas MD is an Associate Staff Physician with dual appointments in Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation as well as Cleveland Clinic's Neurological Institute. She serves as Co-director of the Myelomeningocele Program located at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. 

She joined the staff in 2021 after completing her two-year Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital, affiliated with The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH. She completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR where she served as Chief Resident. Prior to residency, she earned her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. 

Dr. Pristas is interested in pediatric spinal cord disorders, including spina bifida and spinal cord injury, as well as pediatric brain injury, cerebral palsy, spasticity management, and assistive technology such as wheelchairs, orthotics, and prosthetics. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Columbus, OH

Residency - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Little Rock, AR

Medical Education - Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Specialty Interests

Pediatric spinal cord disorders, pediatric brain injury, cerebral palsy, spasticity management, orthotics, prosthetics, wheelchair prescription and management

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/22/2024, Dr. Pristas has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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