Pediatrician Staff

At AFB Pediatrics, our team consists of experienced, compassionate pediatricians and friendly, nurturing staff members who take pride in giving our young patients the personalized pediatric care that they deserve.

We understand that you have a choice of pediatricians in the Pasadena area, and we appreciate your consideration. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to meet all of your expectations.

All of our pediatricians are highly educated professionals who have undergone rigorous academic and clinical training in pediatrics. We maintain a high level of expertise through continuing education in order to provide the most up-to-date care for the young patients we are privileged to serve.

AFB Pediatrics believes in a team approach to your child's health and well-being, so all of our doctors collaborate with parents to provide the highest level of care. We appreciate the opportunity to care for your child and pride ourselves on making pediatric care a pleasant experience for all of our patients.


Aldo F Bejarano MD

Dr. Bejarano received his medical degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. He completed his pediatric residency training at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. He has been serving the Pasadena and surrounding communities since 2002.

He enjoys the entire spectrum of pediatrics, but he is particularly interested in infectious and respiratory diseases. 

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading and watching soccer.

Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations: HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake.

Languages spoken: English. Spanish.


Van Truong

Dr. Truong is a board certified pediatrician. Born and raised in Houston, Dr. Truong completed medical school and pediatric residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Since an early age, Dr. Truong has always dreamed of being a pediatrician and being someone in the community who can help his patients stay healthy, learn, and grow into thriving young adults. Although he is interested in all aspects of pediatric care, he particularly enjoys developmental pediatrics. Dr. Truong's greatest joy in the clinic is education and sharing his knowledge with his patients and their families!

In his spare time, Dr. Truong enjoys spending time with his family including his extended family who also live in Houston. He also likes traveling, caring for his indoor plants, DIY home projects, listening to audiobooks, and watching NBA basketball.


Ansela Chaluparambil

Ansela Chaluparambil is a native born Texan, born in Galveston. Though she was born in Texas, she grew up in New Jersey, and also lived in Utah for 4 years, before returning to Texas.

 She received her BSN from Felician College in 2010. After working in post partum and with mother's and their newborn babies for almost a decade, she decided it was time to return to school to further her education. She wanted to take the next step in her career, and she decided to she wanted to now work in primary care. Thus she received her MSN for Family Nurse Practitioner. During her rotations she learned she had a passion to work with children, leading her to AFB Pediatrics! Being a wife and mother to two wonderful kids, she knows how important it is to receive the best healthcare, whether it is for a well child check, or a sick visit. She is honored to be taking care of your little ones, in their time of need. 

In her spare time, she likes to spend quality time with her family, travel, and dance with her little ones! 


Julie Mathew

Julie Mathew is a board certified nurse practitioner. She is a born and bred Texan and grew up in Houston. She completed her Bachelors in Nursing from University of Texas Medical Branch, and her Masters in Nursing at UT Health Science Center at Houston. 

Julie currently works at Texas Children’s Hospital and also works with Dr. Bejarano to provide essential primary care to the youngest Texans. 

Julie loves to explore parts of the greater Houston area that are hidden undiscovered gems and in her spare time she bikes, travels the world (pre-Covid), and loves hosting parties. 


Karen Cervantes

Karen attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she earned her Master of Science of Nursing degree. 

 She is a family nurse practitioner and a board certified advanced practice registered nurse. Karen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She also attended University of Houston where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology. Karen has a passion for serving underserved communities, practicing preventative medicine, and providing holistic culturally competent care for all. 

 Karen enjoys hiking, being outdoors, watching professional sports, and spending time with family.

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  • Dr.
    Aldo F. Bejarano, MD

    Dr. Bejarano received his medical degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. He completed his pediatric residency training at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Ana Puga

    Hello!! My name is Ana; I've been working with Dr Bejarano since 2011. I love working with kids and my goal is help them feel better!!. I have two boys of my own and the quality time we get to spend together is priceless.

  • Idalia Avalos

    Working with Dr Bejarano, has been so far a good experience. I love working with kids and making them feel comfortable. My job is to make sure everybody has a good visit with Us.

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