Who We Are

Stages Pediatrics is a unique pediatric medical practice whose mission is to oversee the health of your children from birth until young adulthood. Established in the heart of Washington Heights and serving surrounding neighborhoods since 2008, we focus in parental education and in providing continued support to help them through their children’s sickness, minimizing unnecessary interventions or medication when there are not proven benefit from it.

More than ever, we are aware of how much what children see, hear or do may lead to behavioral/mental conditions that could affect them. We want to assist parents and emergent parents on that journey of raising their children, caring for all the elements of health, embracing the physical, the mental and the spiritual aspects, hoping to improve their life with good health and happiness, growing to be good citizens of the world. Therefore, counseling and anticipatory guidance are vital components of every visit. We believe firmly that a physical exam does not consist simply in taking vitals, a blood test, prescriptions or vaccinations; it is the dedication to pursue wellness in your child and your family, strengthening through guidance the parent-child/teen relationship. Come when you need us! We are here for you.

Our goal is to provide patients and parents with all of the information necessary to play an active role in the health of themselves or their children. Depending on parents concern, we will allocate time to answer those needs. We offer professional medical advice for health issues such as children’s obesity and asthma but also learning and behavioral issues including drug use, alcoholism, helping the patient to live a healthier lifestyle.

Meet the Doctors

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Rosa Gamundi-Joaquin, MD

Pediatrician – Board Certified/Neonatal Sub-specialist

Dr. Rosa Gamundi attended Medical School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and obtained her Medical Degree in 1988 at the young age of 23. She completed three year Pediatric Residency Program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Bronx, New York City and a three year Fellowship Sub-specialty Program in well and high risk newborns at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, Long Island. By God’s grace, Dr. Gamundi has been the recipient of the Physician Recognition Award for several years, granted by the American Medical Association for her commitment to continuing medical education and has been named America’s Top Doctors, recipient of Patient Choice Award, Most Compassionate Doctor and most recently in 2017, her biography has been selected to be published at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, by Marquis Who is Who in America, to emulate her achievements in her medical profession. She acknowledges that anything she has received, knowledge, skills or capacities are all thanks to God, to whom she gives the Glory. Dr. Gamundi has a special interest in newborns, learning issues (she home-schooled her three boys up to entrance to college) and leg pain, better known as growing pain; Dr. Gamundi is passionate about giving anticipatory guidance and helping to strengthen the family ties, knowing that families are the core of society. Other extra curricular activities she loves to participate in are teaching elementary school children, administration, playing volleyball and guitar, and watching programs on the History Channel/PBS/HGTV.

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Dr. Clotilde Peña

Pediatrician – Board Certified

Dr. Clotilde Peña attended Medical School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and obtained her Medical Degree with honors at the young age of 24. She completed her three years Pediatric Residency Program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York City. Dr. Peña has served the community of Washington Heights, Inwood, and El Barrio for more than 20 years with dedication and professionalism. Dr. Peña received the “America’s Top Doctors Award” in 2010 and and was selected by Marquis Who is Who in America for her labor in the field of Pediatrics. She has special interest in children with autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders and is very sensitive to all adolescents’ needs and health. In her spare time, Dr. Peña loves to spend time with family and friends, sit at the beach and read good books.