Specialty: Pediatrics

Daniela Puorto

Daniela Puorto graduated from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professionals with a Master of Science in Nursing – Pediatric Primary Care She is Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) who practices at the Swinburne Health Center and at our School-Based Health Center locations. She has worked at Whitney Young Health since January 2023.


Deborah Vasquez

Dr. Vasquez became Whitney Young Health’s Chief Medical Officer in October of 2020 following several months as Interim Chief Medical Officer. Prior to this, she was Director of Pediatrics and she has worked at WYH since 2013. She received her Doctor of Medicine at Sackler School of Medicine in Israel and her Master of Public…
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Rhonda Stein, MD

Rhonda Stein

Dr. Stein has worked at WYH since 2004. She received her Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College and also her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Dr. Stein completed her residency at the University Hospital at Stony Brook in the Pediatrics department. In her spare…
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Kenneth Kroopnick, MD

Kenneth Kroopnick

Dr. Kroopnick is a board certified Pediatrician and Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, who received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed his residency programs at Albany Medical Center. He brings extensive experience as a General Pediatrician in the Albany area, where he has practiced for…
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Virinchi Bala, MD

Virinchi Bala

Dr. Bala, received his MD at Madras University in India, and went on to receive his MD in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Bala works at the Albany Health Center.