Meet Our Staff

Sophie Vilamara, RN

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Sophie is a Registered Nurse at Hudson Heights Pediatrics. She grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University. At CWRU, Sophie served as a Student Body President, Resident Assistant, and Research Fellow for a HRSA study on enhancing the RN’s role in primary care. Prior to becoming an RN, Sophie completed her Nurse Externship at the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Lung Transplant Unit. 

 

She is currently in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Columbia University and plans to practice in the outpatient setting as an NP alongside becoming involved with healthcare policy reform. 

 

In her free time, Sophie enjoys traveling and being with friends and family. Sophie’s simple pleasures include being in nature with good music, coffee, and books. 

Lesly Geronimo, Clinical Assistant 

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Lesly joined HHP as a Clinical Assistant in May of 2022. 

 

She is originally from The Bronx and graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. majoring in Biochemistry and double minoring in Psychology and Dance on a pre-med track. While at Hunter, Lesly researched biomechanics in relation to dance in genres such as Ballet. 

 

She plans to apply to medical school to become a pediatrician. In her free time, Lesly loves to read, cook, and spend time with friends.

Angelica Nunez, Clinical Assistant

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Angelica is a Clinical Assistant at Hudson Heights Pediatrics, originally from upstate NY. 

 

Angelica graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Biochemistry and minored in Psychology and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. During her time at NYU, Angelica researched childhood obesity prevention and health literacy.

 

She plans on applying to medical school to become a pediatric oncologist. In her free time, Angelica enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and families.

Agie Sissoho, Clinical Assistant

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Agie is a Clinical Assistant at Hudson Heights Pediatrics. She is originally from Banjul,The Gambia and moved to the Bronx at age 12 where she’s lived ever since.

 

Agie graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a B.A in Neuroscience and Behavior while on a pre-health track. At Barnard, Agie was a Residential Assistant and Captain of a Bollywood/Hip Hop Fusion Dance team. 

 

She plans to apply to medical school to be a pediatric neurologist/ psychiatrist. In her free time, she loves watching thrillers, kdramas and playing with her oculus. 

Magdalene Pernambuco, Clinical Assistant

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Magdalene is a Clinical Assistant at Hudson Heights Pediatrics. She is originally from Manhattan and graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in General Biology and on a pre-med track. While at Barnard, she worked for the Well Woman health service.

 

In her spare time, Magdalene enjoys practicing judo and trying out new foods.

Sam Ferguson, Clinical Assistant

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Sam is a Clinical Assistant at Hudson Heights Pediatrics originally from Miami, FL.

 

She graduated from Columbia University in May 2020 with a B.A. in Biological Sciences. Her time at Columbia was focused on research in infectious diseases (specifically S. aureus and P. aeruginosa).

 

In her free time, Sam loves spending time with her family, going on walks and drinking lots of coffee.