Pediatrician Staff

Meet our Sacoto Pediatrics' Provider team! 

At Sacoto 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 Falls Church 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 to provide the most up-to-date care for the young patients we are privileged to serve.

Dr. Maria Sacoto

Maria T. Sacoto MD | Board-Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Maria Sacoto, a devoted and compassionate pediatrician, has dedicated her career to the health and well-being of her patients. From a young age, she held a clear vision of herself as a pediatrician, and today, she is fulfilling that dream with unwavering dedication.

As an Arlingtonian of Ecuadorian descent, Dr. Sacoto's cultural roots and diverse background have shaped her approach to medicine. Her journey in healthcare began in Ecuador, where she spent many years and earned her medical degree at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. Seeking further expertise, she completed her residency at Howard University Hospital, a pivotal step that contributed to her becoming a board-certified pediatrician through the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Sacoto's connection to the Arlington community runs deep, having worked in the area for over seven years before establishing Sacoto Pediatrics in 2005. Her practice is a testament to her commitment to providing comprehensive and personalized care to children and families.

Patience, empathy, and cultural sensitivity are at the core of Dr. Sacoto's medical philosophy. She understands the importance of building strong relationships with her patients and their families, recognizing that these connections are essential for practicing good medicine. Driven by a desire to achieve overall wellness and enhance the quality of life for her patients, she works collaboratively with families to tailor healthcare plans that suit their unique needs.

As a native Spanish speaker, Dr. Maria Sacoto is well-equipped to serve a diverse patient population, contributing to effective communication and understanding. Her ability to speak Spanish fluently fosters a deeper connection with Spanish-speaking families, ensuring that cultural nuances are respected and considered in the healthcare process.

Dr. Sacoto's practice, Sacoto Pediatrics, stands as a testament to her vision of creating a healthcare environment that values inclusivity, compassion, and excellence. Her commitment to the health and happiness of the children under her care is reflected not only in her medical expertise but also in the genuine care and empathy she brings to each interaction.


                                                                           Vasanthi Chadive MD. | Pediatrician 

Dr. Vasanthi Chadive is a highly respected and compassionate physician with a rich background in medicine, dedicated to providing exceptional care to the community. Her medical journey began at Siddartha Medical College in India, where she completed her Medical School education. Following her commitment to medical excellence, Dr. Chadive pursued her residency at Howard University Hospital, gaining valuable experience and honing her skills.

For many years, Dr. Vasanthi Chadive ran a successful independent medical practice in Alexandria, VA. Her commitment to patient care, combined with her expertise, earned her a stellar reputation in the community. In 2017, driven by her passion for community well-being, Dr. Chadive joined Sacoto Pediatrics PC as the covering physician, bringing her wealth of experience and dedication to the team.

Dr. Chadive's decision to become a part-time MD at Sacoto Pediatrics PC reflects her genuine love for the community and her desire to contribute to the health and happiness of its residents. Her proficiency in Spanish further enhances her ability to connect with and serve the Hispanic community, fostering trust and understanding.

Beyond her medical expertise, Dr. Vasanthi Chadive is known for her warm and empathetic approach to patient care. She values the importance of building strong doctor-patient relationships and is deeply committed to the well-being of her patients.

Dr. Chadive's dedication to the Hispanic community goes beyond language proficiency; it is rooted in a sincere appreciation for cultural diversity and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of those she serves.

As a part of the Sacoto Pediatrics PC team, Dr. Vasanthi Chadive continues to embody the values of excellence, compassion, and community service. Her presence is a testament to the practice's commitment to providing comprehensive and culturally sensitive healthcare to all its patients.


                                                         Abigail Spires, FNP | Family Nurse Practitioner

Abigail Spires is a compassionate and dedicated healthcare professional currently serving as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Sacoto Pediatrics since July 2023.

Abigail's journey in healthcare began when she earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, in 2018. Her early career unfolded in the dynamic environment of the Burn/Trauma ICU in Washington, DC, providing her with a solid foundation in nursing and invaluable experience in critical care.

During the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Abigail felt a calling to contribute more profoundly to healthcare. Motivated by a desire to focus on preventive care in the pediatric setting, Abigail decided to return to graduate school at Georgetown University. There, she pursued and completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree, aligning her expertise with her passion for working with children.

Abigail's commitment to serving others is evident in her dedication to underserved communities. Her profound desire to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need underscores her values as a healthcare professional. Abigail thrives on building meaningful connections with her patients and their families, fostering an environment of trust and open communication.

The Sacoto Pediatrics team is delighted to have Abigail Spires, FNP, as a valuable addition to their practice. Her expertise, passion for pediatric care, and commitment to community health make her an integral part of the healthcare team.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Abigail resides in Arlington, where she is not only dedicated to her work but also to continuous personal growth. Fluent in English, she is actively working on enhancing her Spanish-speaking skills daily, demonstrating her commitment to effective communication and cultural competence.

In her leisure time, Abigail finds joy in various activities, including fitness, with a particular love for running and yoga. She is an avid traveler, enjoys skiing, and treasures moments spent with her family and friends. Abigail Spires is not just a healthcare professional; she is a well-rounded individual whose diverse interests and genuine warmth contribute to the well-being of her patients and the community at large.


                                             Zoila M. Castro, FNP |Family Nurse Practitioner 

Zoila Castro, Nurse Practitioner; is a dedicated healthcare professional who joined the Sacoto Pediatrics team  in August 2023, with a rich background in nursing and a passion for women's and pediatric health. Her journey in the field of healthcare began in 2008 when she earned her Registered Nurse credentials. 

Zoila started her career as a Cardiac Nurse at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida, where she honed her skills in providing compassionate and specialized care to patients. In 2011, Zoila embarked on a transformative chapter in her career by joining the Women's Services department. Over the years, she embraced various roles within the department, including Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse Supervisor, and Clinical Nurse Educator. Her commitment to excellence, leadership, and education made a lasting impact on the Women's Services team and the quality of care delivered to patients. Driven by a desire to expand her scope of practice and provide holistic care to families, Zoila pursued and completed her education as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus on pediatrics. This achievement reflects her dedication to staying at the forefront of healthcare advancements and her commitment to serving diverse patient populations. 

 Zoila is also an alumna of George Washington University (GWU), where she further enriched her knowledge and skills. Her affiliation with GWU underscores her commitment to academic excellence and continuous learning. 

 As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Zoila Castro is poised to make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of her patients, particularly in the realm of pediatric care. Her professional journey, coupled with her narrative, serves as an inspiration to others and exemplifies the diversity and resilience within the healthcare community and we know that she will be a great addition to the Sacoto Pediatrics family. 

Zoila's journey is marked not only by her professional achievements but also by her significant personal milestones. As the first in her family to graduate from a university and a first-generation immigrant from Peru, Zoila is a trailblazer who exemplifies the power of education and perseverance. She is a proud mother of two wonderful kids, she balances the demands of a successful career with the joys of motherhood.

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