Meet our Doctors...

Clara E. Mayoral,
M.D., F.A.A.P.
A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Clara E. Mayoral moved to New York when she was 16 years old. She attended Boston College where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Biology. In 1987, she received her medical degree from the Universidad Del Noreste in Tampico, Mexico.

Dr. Mayoral completed a 3-year Pediatric Residency Program and a Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital. After completing her residency, she moved to South Nassau Communities Hospital where she coordinated the expansion and renovations of the hospital's pediatric services, dramatically increasing the number of pediatric patient referrals. It is there that she developed her passion for teaching pediatrics to students, to residents and, more importantly, to parents.

Dr. Mayoral is also fluent in Spanish. She is the Chair of Department of Pediatrics at South Nassau Communities Hospital. Her research on "Alternating Antipyretics" was the lead article in the May 2000 issue of the "Pediatrics" journal. She is also affiliated with the Winthrop University Hospital. She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Medical Association.

Leilani Balagot,
M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Leilani Balagot was born & raised in the Philippines. She attended the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CCNY and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Working with children came naturally to Dr. Balagot since she came from a large family. The children's honesty & strength was what inspired her to pursue a career in pediatrics. She did her residency at Winthrop University Hospital where she had the opportunity to work with Dr. Mayoral.

Christopher, Matthew, and Lucas are the three boys that keep her busy at home and smiling at work. Having kids of her own inspired her to build a practice that fosters a closer relationship between families and their physician. So, after completing her residency and briefly working at Winthrop Pediatric Associates, she and Dr. Mayoral ventured on a new beginning called ABC Pediatrics.

Dr. Balagot is also fluent in Tagalog and Spanish. She is the Chief of General Pediatrics at South Nassau Communities Hospital. She is also affiliated with the Winthrop University Hospital. She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Nassau Pediatric Society.
  Resident Participation
As part of our commitment to academic medicine and medical education, our office participates in the training of Pediatric Residents. A resident is a doctor who has completed medical school and is required to participate in a three-year training program prior to becoming a practicing Pediatrician. One Pediatric Resident from Winthrop University Hospital is assigned to our practice for a period of 3 years. He/She will be seeing patients with Dr. Mayoral and/or Dr. Balagot. We expect this arrangement to be stimulating for all involved.