At Riverdale Park Pediatrics, PC in Riverdale, MD, we are staffed with professional providers dedicated to serving patients 21 years old and below. Our child healthcare experts are here to give you no less than the best medical attention and care for your children. We are fully licensed and registered to perform the services you need, so have peace of mind knowing that your children are properly assisted and cared for when you choose us.
Dr. Aguilar received his medical degree from the National University of Honduras. He then completed his pediatric residency and served as Chief Pediatric Resident at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center affiliated with Weill Cornell University in New York. Dr. Aguilar is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is fluent in Spanish, and his areas of interest include ADHD, asthma, allergic rhinitis, obesity, and preventive medicine. Dr. Aguilar is affiliated with Franklin Square Hospital and Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital.
Dr. Perez was born in Colombia, South America where he completed elementary school and high school with concentration in pedagogy at 15 years of age. He attended Universidad Libre de Colombia where he earned the degree of medical doctor and surgeon. Dr. Perez worked as a family doctor as well as emergency physician for many years prior to moving to the United States where he completed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in which he was appointed as a Pediatric emergency attending. He is also affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Perez is fluent in Spanish and his areas of interest include behavioral pediatrics, ADHD, Neurology, Obesity, as well Dysmorphology. During his free time, Dr. Perez enjoys spending time with his family, dog, cooking, and playing his accordion or guitar.
Misha Purnell is a Maryland native. After obtaining her nursing degree from Towson University in 2002, she began her medical career as a neonatal intensive care nurse at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She also gained NICU experience working in other institutions in the D.C. area including Washington Hospital Center, George Washington University Hospital, and Georgetown University Hospital. With 10 years of professional experience in newborn pediatric care, she later went on to pursue her pediatric primary care nurse practitioner degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Misha has a love for children and cares compassionately for her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Dembo Emokpae, MSN, CRNP is a certified family nurse practitioner who received her Bachelor of Science in degree in nursing from George Mason University in 2012. Dembo who likes to be called "Gloria" due her middle name, gained several years of nursing experience working at Inova Health System (Virginia). She obtained her Master's degree in family nurse practitioner at Marymount University. She is prepared to provide comprehensive medical care for infants, adolescents, and adults. Gloria works closely with parents to ensure that the child is developing and maturing properly. Gloria's special interests in pediatrics include the treatment and care of obesity, asthma education and community health. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, community service and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Scott is a Baltimore native who left to attend school in the northeast. She graduated from Wellesley College and went onto Tufts University School of Medicine. After leaving Boston she moved to Chicago for pediatric training at the now closed Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. Staying in Chicago for the next 30 plus years Dr. Scott continued working caring for children and adolescents in under served areas as well as growing and nurturing her family. About 4 years ago the triangle completed and she returned to Maryland. Dr. Scott enjoys working with the pediatric population feeling it is the first opportunity to start good habits and stress the importance of caring for oneself. In her free time she enjoys spending as much time as possible with my family, friends and traveling.
Dr. Gauvin is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist. He received his medical degree form The State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his pediatric residency at Winthrop University Hospital, and his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gauvin is passionate about nutrition and physical fitness and improving the mental and physical health of children.
Consult an experienced provider from Riverdale Park Pediatrics, PC regarding your child’s health. We are knowledgeable in providing effective treatments for different ailments, including asthma, injuries, and acute illnesses. Schedule your visit in our clinic by dialing the phone number listed on this website. We look forward to serving you soon!