About Us

Header10At the office of Dr. Mehrotra, we provide comprehensive medical care for children from newborns to 21 years with an integrative approach to child health. Our language capabilities at the office include Spanish and Hindi. The office has morning, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate our patients’ needs. The visits to the office are by appointment only. However, if your child is sick and needs to be seen, we will try to accommodate the child that same day if the office schedule permits.
And, here’s our staff, the people who ensure that your children will be healthy and happy:

Naveen Mehrotra
MD, MPh, FAAP
Dr. Mehrotra was born in India and raised in Liberia before he moved to the United States. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude at SUNY at Stony Brook where he also went on to obtain his medical degree. He completed his three year residency in general pediatrics and a one year fellowship in neonatology at the University of Chicago, Wyler Children’s Hospital. After his fellowship he worked as an attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics at the Staten Island University Hospital and at Raritan Bay Pediatrics in affiliation with Raritan bay Medical Center before starting this current practice. He is fluent in Hindi and Spanish. He brings his own experience of fatherhood of a son and a daughter to help in the care of his patients by providing first hand practical advice.

 

Amrita Pompy
MD
Dr. Amrita obtained her medical degree from India and moved to United States to be with her family and pursue further studies. She recognized her call to be a pediatrician during her high school years, noting the positive influence her pediatrician had on her own personal growth. After coming to the United States, she completed her pediatrics residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ – Newark) while also being trained at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. She was awarded the ‘best clinic resident’ during her final year of residency. She places special emphasis on the ‘parents-doctor communication’. She recognizes that promotion of healthy habits and behavior early on in children has positive influence on their overall health and well-being throughout childhood, adolescence and into the adult lives. Being a mother of a young child herself, she understands the value of ‘Individualized patient care’ and brings the same philosophy to her work. She loves working with children of all ages and encourages them for adopting healthy lifestyles. She is fluent in English and Hindi.

 

Salomon Galimidi-Hodara
MD

Salomon Galimidi-Hodara MD graduated from School of Medicine in Montevideo, Uruguay and has been serving the Community of The Greater Elizabeth Area for more than 30 years. His goal in practice is to help the children grow in a stable and promising family environment. Fluent in Spanish he shows a deep respect and proper approach to different nationalities and ethnicities. He has participated in many successful Research Projects in Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine.

 

Andrea de Leon
MD
Dr. de Leon earned her medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine -affiliated hospitals (Montefiore Medical Center/Jacobi Medical Center/North Central Bronx/Albert Einstein COM Hospital). She has practiced pediatrics in both Coasts (NY and CA) before moving with her family to New Jersey in 2013. She believes in the importance of a good partnership between the parent/s and the pediatrician in the care of each child. Dr. de Leon enjoys volunteering in her community and spending as much quality time as she can with her family.
Gioconda Zaccaria
From Nicaragua, Gio has always loved working in the healthcare environment. She attended medical school in Nicaragua where she received her Diploma Degree in Medicine. She has been working as Medical Assistant in the Pediatric field for almost 9 years. Her aim at work is to serve patients as if they are one of her family members and she tries to resolve any of their concerns.
Janet Astalos
After graduating from Allegheny General Hospital in 1968, Nurse Janet worked in three different states (Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Jersey). Her experience as a hospital based nurse in Pediatrics quickly changed to an office based practice. She loves kids and babies so much that when she is not at work, she takes care of her two granddaughters. “Not just kids” says Jan, “I‘ve also raised chickens, cats, rabbits, goats, fish and hamsters”. She loves arts and crafts, sewing, scrap booking and watching sports on TV, especially her favorite hometown sports team – the Pittsburgh Steelers
Krystal Washington
Krystal is a medical assistant with extensive pediatric experience. She tried several things in between but just couldn’t stay away from the kids. She is back to our practice with excitement and vigor.
Gioconda Zaccaria
From Nicaragua, Gio has always loved working in the healthcare environment. She attended medical school in Nicaragua where she received her Diploma Degree in Medicine. She has been working as Medical Assistant in the Pediatric field for almost 9 years. Her aim at work is to serve patients as if they are one of her family members and she tries to resolve any of their concerns.
Alexandra Dilone
From the Dominican Republic, Alexandra moved to the United States in 2002. She started her experience in the health field in her home country and expanded her knowledge when she moved here. She has been working as a Medical Assistant for the last 2 years since 2013. Her favorite part of this job is that she spends her time all day around kids.
Diana Diaz
Diane is a Certified Medical Assistant who has been working in our office over the last few years. She has consistently been praised for her efficient handling of her duties who adds a personal caring touch that puts patients at ease. She loves to play with the kids and be an integral part of the team.