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Our Providers

Introducing: Jenny Le, MD

Dr. Le was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Western Ontario where she received a Bachelor of Medical Sciences. She received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. After finishing residency in 2016, Dr. Le worked in an emergency department in Virginia and as a pediatric hospitalist for the past 5 years at a community hospital in Maryland before joining Bethesda Pediatrics. She enjoys providing guidance and support to new parents with special interests in infant and toddler feeding and asthma management. She lives in Rockville with her husband and two young children. She enjoys reading, vacationing at the beach, spending time with family and friends and enjoying all of the fun events and activities that the DC area has to offer.  Dr. Le is available for appointments as of March 18, 2024.

Hilary Light-Deutsch, MD

Dr. Deutsch has been with Bethesda Pediatrics since she moved to the DC area from New York City in 1994. Dr. Deutsch was born and grew up in New York City. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her medical degree from SUNY Brooklyn. Dr. Deutsch completed her pediatric residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Deutsch is a past president of the Montgomery County Pediatric Society and serves on its Executive Board. Dr. Deutsch lives in Bethesda with her husband and has two adult sons. She enjoys running, cooking, and spending time on the Eastern shore. She has a special interest in nutrition counseling.

Monika M. Walters, MD

Dr. Monika Walters joined the practice in 1995 after completing her pediatric residency at Georgetown University. She attended Drew University in Madison, NJ for undergraduate work in psychobiology and received her medical degree from Albany Medical College in NY. She has been named to Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors, received the Georgetown Pediatric Community Service Award for her volunteer work on the Kids Mobile Van serving the underprivileged in DC, as well as the Barker Adoption Foundation’s Staff Appreciation Award. Dr. Walters is a Barker adoptive mom, former board member, guest speaker as well as an adoption medical specialist. She has helped numerous families navigate the road to adoption, both domestically and abroad. Her outside passions include: playing “old lady soccer” in Arlington, coaching boy's soccer, hiking, gardening, spinning, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family but most of all enjoying time with her teenaged son.

Carl F. Gatto, MD
Carl F. Gatto, MD

Dr. Gatto is a native of New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate education at Boston College and received his B.S. in Biology in 1989. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and received his M.D. degree in 1994 before moving to Washington, DC. He completed both his pediatric internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital from 1994-1997. Dr. Gatto has been with Bethesda Pediatrics since September 2000. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and has consistently been named to Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctors list. His focus is on patient and parent education as well as preventive health care, and does his best to manage our office website and social media. Dr. Gatto lives in Washington, DC with his partner (who is also a pediatrician) and high school aged son.  He is an avid cook and baker, enjoys many crafts, and loves to exercise (especially on his Peloton Bike and Tread).

Lourdes Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Gonzalez joined the Bethesda Pediatrics in January 2023.  Dr. Gonzalez was born and raised in El Salvador.  She received her Bachelor in Health Sciences and Doctorate in Medicine from the Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America (UCIMED) in Costa Rica and completed a year of social service at the end of her training.  She then completed her pediatric residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga from 2015 to 2018.  Dr. Gonzalez is a board certified pediatrician and had been in private practice for the past 5 years with a group in PG County, Maryland.  She lives in Kensington with her husband and 2 young children.  She loves spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and running.  Dr. Gonzalez enjoys all stages of pediatrics but enjoys counseling new parents, infant nutrition and development, and adolescent medicine.  She is fluent in Spanish. 

Vanessa M. Mayol, MD

After 30 years with Bethesda Pediatrics, Dr, Mayol recently retired in October 2023.  She wants to share the following words with everyone about her career: "Since the age of 15, it has been the aspiration and purpose of my life to be a pediatrician. Caring for the patients in our community has been my honor, and I will miss them. I will also miss my colleagues and staff, who will continue to provide quality care for our community. In the meantime, I am looking forward to spending more time with my growing family."

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