Meet the doctor

Veronica Maria Pimentel, MD, MS, FACOG

Ultrasound prenatal diagnosis

Dr. Pimentel is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, fellowship-trained in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  She is a clinician, an educator and a researcher.

Dr. Pimentel was born in the Islands of Cabo Verde.  She moved to the United States as a young teenager and learned to speak Spanish before she became fluent in English.  She has lived and studied in Paris, France and conducted medical research in Cabo Verde and Rwanda.

Dr. Pimentel is a rising community leader and budding philanthropist.  She is the founder of Cape-Verdean – American Medical Alliance (CV-AMA) and Cape Verdeans to Know (CV2Know).  Dr. Pimentel was featured at and CaboVerde Network.

To check if Dr. Pimentel is available for speaking engagements or workshops, contact us via the “Ask Dr. Vero” page or email


FELLOWSHIP:                 Albert Einstein College of Medicine

RESIDENCY:                     Boston University Medical Center

MEDICAL SCHOOL:        University of Connecticut School of Medicine

GRADUATE SCHOOL:     Purdue University

UNDERGRADUATE:         University of Connecticut


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Gold Humanism Honor Society


Spanish, Portuguese, French, English and Cape Verdean Criolo


Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


Pimentel VM, Jiang X, Mandavilli S, Umenyi Nwana C, Schnatz PF. Prevalence of high-risk cervical human papillomavirus and squamous intraepithelial lesion in Nigeria. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 2013 Apr;17(2): 203-209. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23343701

Pimentel, VM, Eckhardt, M. More than Interpreters Needed: Specialized Obstetric Care of the Pregnant Immigrant Patient. Obstetrics Gynecology Survey. 2014 Aug;69(8):490-500. Cited in PubMed: PMID: 25144612

Wagner, A., Pimentel, V.M., Eckhardt, M. (2014). Antenatal Care. In N. Gupta, B. Nelson, J. Kasper, P.L. Hibberd (Ed.). The Mass General Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatric Global Health. Willowick, OH. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.