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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Vanessa Valerie Peña received her medical degree from Universidad de Noreste, Tampico, MX in 2000. She then did her internship and social service in Mexico and obtained her medical license in 2003. Dr. Peña has been active in international education programs. She completed her residency at St Vincent's Hospital in 2008. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2010 and is a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Pena is great. I have avoided yearly OBGYN checkups for as long as possible because I have never had a good experience - until I came to Dr. Pena. She is straightforward, no-nonsense, and easy to talk to. She is knowledgeable and good at what she does. I trust her, and I would recommend her anytime. While the office staff is friendly, the wait is often long. I usually wait 25-45 minutes.
When I went back for a test, the nurse made me wait 30 minutes, and then said she made me wait because she had no idea what I was there for, and was waiting to ask the doctor. She said it was my fault for being indecisive about which test I should get, which made no sense because I had called and made an appo
She is amazing! So nice. Super competent. Doesn't rush like most docs in the city. The office staff is incredible and it's clean. Wonderful doctor!
She is really in a rush and her assistant is very indifferent, doesn't look at you. I requested the result and it was sent 2 weeks after the result is ready. Wouldn't recommend her if you don't want to have a bad mood.
Doctor Pena was willing to help and address any concerns throughout the whole visit. She was also gentle and informative.
Dr. Pena was very friendly and took her time speaking to me. She asked questions from my chart and asked follow-up questions where necessary. Also, because of her kind demeanor, I felt comfortable talking to her.
I'm a young (22yo) woman. Dr. Pena was super easy to talk to an made me feel wry comfortable. I felt that I could tell her anything and she would respond professionally and without judgement.
Dr Pena is the only OBGYN that I've been to in NYC that doesn't try and rush you out the door in 30 seconds. She was very professional, compassionate, and truly cares about her patients.
The doctor has a slightly abrasive bedside manner and I've had nothing but problems with her staff. They're not very responsive and have made a couple of very annoying errors.
Amazing! She addressed all my concerns, was fast and best of all, friendly. By far the best OB-GYN appointment I ever had. I definitely recommend this doctor.
Dr. Pena was great! I've tried several different OBGYNs since arriving in New York and she was by far the best. She and her staff made me feel welcome and comfortable. I was looking to switch medications and she was helpful at recommending new ones, and even providing a sample.
I highly recommened Dr. Vanessa Peña. She is very professional and efficient. The office is well equiped and clean. Staff is friendly and I will definetely have follow ups with Dr. Pena during my pregnancy. Diana
So great. Quick and easy. The doctor was friendly and professional. I Highly recommend her!
She is terrific! To the point, yet friendly. Already recommending her to friends.
Dr. Pena was personable and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend!
Dr. Pena was amazing! I always psych myself out for my yearly visit, and she was so, so calming and patient with me. She talked through everything, kept me distracted, and completely put me at ease. I love that she talked with me before and after the exam. It didn't feel rushed at all.
Wonderful doctor, makes me feel very comfortable. She is honest, supportive, and caring.
Dr. Pena had excellent bedside manner. She fully explained everything about my medical situation and seemed to truly care. I highly recommend her!
Attentive, nice, professional, quick, very helpful. I highly recommend Dr Pena.
I have gone to her a few times and Dr. Pena is awesome! Because it is a big office, you might have to wait 10-15 minutes, but she is totally worth it. It is more like talking your personal problems over with a girlfriend than with a doctor. Also, I had a question about a prescription and I emailed her through the app they have and she responded with a detailed answer within 24 hours, saving me a trip in for another appointment.
She was amazing and so easy to talk to. Great advice and answers on all our questions and didn't rush us out of there!
This was my second visit and Dr. Pena was lovely as ever! She has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've ever visited.
Everything went perfectly. I was back to by the end of my lunc hour.
Dr. Pena is super chill, excellent at that awkward first-time questioning -- she picked up on the fact that I'd mentioned my boyfriend, and looped that into her questioning about sexual activity and partners. Her manner made me feel very comfortable, and she kept up the banter while she checked my boobs for cancer, and my baby box for problems. I sort of feel like I could call her Vanessa, but I won't, because she's a doctor and she's awesome at her job. ALSO, the stirrups were plastic, with little wooly cozy footies -- best warming ever.
No wait time during any of my 5 visits so far. Quick, direct, thorough. Not really the chatty let's get to know each other kind of experience, but professional. As a working mom-to-be appreciate the efficient fast-paced approach. So amazing that I dont have to wait and can get back to the office in minimal time.
No nonsense knowledgable Doctor. Very thorough with her questioning . I will be going back .
Dr. Pena was great! She was very kind and thorough. She made me feel very comfortable and made sure all my questions were answered.
Fabulous! Straight forward, kind, and very knowledgeable. Great doctor!
She was great, very personable, funny, concerned, and real!
Dr. Pena is so great. She has excellent bedside manner, is truly helpful and is a wonderful doctor. I've never had any doctor, OB/GYN or otherwise, who has been as great as Dr. Pena and her entire team.
I would recommend Dr Pena to everyone. She made me feel very comfortable and immediately at ease.
I adore Dr Pena. She is very knowledgeable, very straight forward and an all around great professional doctor. I highly recommend her, but note- she doesn't sugar coat anything, but that doesn't mean she's not caring, she is! I'm happy I found her during my pregnancy.
Dr. Vanessa Pena was an amazing doctor! She made me feel totally comfortable yet was straight-forward, and very quick. Equally, nurse Shannon was an a fantastic addition to my appointment, I was very nervous and she made me feel at ease.
She is a very knowledgeable, caring and attentive physician. One of the best gynecologists I've ever seen. What fortune to have found her!
Dr. Pena is an amazing doctor. I am so lucky to have found her. I had to have minor surgery this summer and she was there for me emotionally as well as professionally. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a smart, professional, friendly, experienced OBGYN.
Immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Pena, who was thorough with all of her recommendations and history.
Very friendly and helpful, would highly recommend
Very quick and supportive.
Dr. Pena was very professional and made me feel very comfortable when saw me for my annual checkup and pap smear. I highly recommend her.
Very clear, straight shooting, efficient, competent and caring.
Dr. Pena was efficient and straightforward. I was seen very promptly and the office was modern and well-located. There was nothing flagrantly wrong but the interaction felt very dry. I've worked with other OBGYNS who took more time to get to know me and get a sense for me as a person. I came in with questions and they were briefly answered. I felt like she just wanted to wrap up quickly. It was the quickest breast exam I've ever had to the point of feeling concerned that it was not thorough. I personally prefer doctors who take their time, get to know me, and make suggestions on how I can improve my health and well-being. Which I've experienced in the past. Made me appreciate the level of care and service I've received from previous professionals. She is professional but I felt like she did the minimum and didn't really go out of her way so to speak.
Dr. Peña knows her stuff and is direct but gentle if/ when delivering difficult news. Great doctor!
Dr. Pena was absolutely lovely, thorough and more informative than any OBGYN I have seen in my life. She gave me all the info and facts, and it really felt like we were working together to ensure my wellbeing. She has such an amazing personality also, that she makes going to the Dr. fun! I never thought I would say that. Thanks for the wonderful care.
Dr. Pena was wonderful. She was incredibly thoughtful and kind, very knowledgable, and attentive to my past records and history. It has been tough to find a good doctor in NY and I am thrilled to have found her.
Dr. Pena is AMAZING!!! Thanks to zocdoc I found this doctor and I couldn't be more satisfied. Dr. Pena was knowledgeable, kind, cool, patient, and most importantly did not leave me with unanswered questions. It was like talking to one of my girlfriends (minus the whole examination of the lady parts). She is officially my go to doc. Her assistant Merqline was extremely friendly as well.
Have been trying to find a good doctor in NYC for some time now and I finally have! This is a really nice office, everyone is so nice and Dr. Pena is incredible. So happy!
She is amazing and was very patient with me. First time I feel confortable with a doctor in NYC!
Dr. Pena was so unbelievably nice and made me feel very comfortable during my visit. She answered all my questions and listened to my concerns. She simply has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have visited. I'm so happy I was able to find her through ZocDoc!
Dr Pena and staff were all very friendly. They made me feel very comfortable.
Since moving to NYC 4 years ago, I had yet to find a doctor I felt comfortable with. Dr. Pena was efficient, professional, and very informative during the entire appointment. My appointment was at 1pm, and I was out of the office by 1:40. The entire staff was courteous and on-time. I had absolutely no wait. I highly recommend Dr. Pena. And I am so happy to finally have found a doctor I will return too.
Gave straight up, direct information, not overly nice but courteous and professional.
It was such a good experience even from the receptionist , I would highly recommended Dr. Vanessa Pena.
very nice and efficient. Made me feel comfortable.
Very professional. I was nervous at the start of my appointment because second to having a cavity filled, I hate getting my annual pap smear. Dr. Pena was patient, reassuring and very quick. I will definitely be returning to her with future needs!
Great visit, it was my first time appointment. Very clean, and professional. Not only is she great and answers all my questions but the nurse introduced herself and made a common friendly connection really making me feel like this was not my first time at the doctor's. The best part about the doctor's visit is she is very proactive in care and informing me of all options out there.
She was great. Answered all of my questions and was not judgmental at all. Quick visit. Ordinarily I hate doctor's visits but she was a delight!
Dr Pena was awesome. I would highly recommend her to all my friends. I had a lot of questions and she patiently and completely answered all of them.
The picture here doesn't really look like her, but no matter, she was great. It was a relatively early appt (10:30a) so there weren't many people in the office yet. I waited maybe 10 minutes before being brought in. She was very friendly, did a basic health background check and performed the annual exam quickly and easily. Answered any questions I had and was very nice. Will definitely recommend her and be a returning patient!
Dr. Pena is amazing. Period.
She was great! She made me feel relaxed and welcome, and I will definitely continue going back ot her.
Dr. Pena was thorough and helpful she explained everything and was happy to answer any questions I had. I waited for just under 15minutes, but that was largely due to my doing paper work as it was my first visit.
She was really nice and made me feel comfortable. Will def go back to her.
It was a great visit. It was quick,painless, professional and kind. I would for sure see her again.
She was a pleasure to meet, and made me feel very comfortable. Thank you very much!
I loved Dr. Pena (although this picture is not what she looks like). I did however, wait for a very long time to be seen.
nice, straightforward manner.
I have been seeing Dr. Peña for years now. She's really great! She has excellent bedside manner, answers any questions you may have and always makes you feel at ease. I travel from NJ to see her and will continue to do so.
I was really nervous about going to a new doctor. From the moment I walked in, everyone made me feel so comfortable. Her nurse is great, and Dr. Pena was great as well. She took my history, listened to all my concerns and was very thorough with everything. My husband liked her as well, he said she seemed very competent and friendly. I found my new doctor and it wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be. I am so glad I chose Dr. Pena.
I felt confident in personnel who provided service and care from the front desk, to the medical assistant, to the Doctor herself. This was a first visit. I am relieved and happy to have found a doctor who seems highly competent and with whom I felt comfortable and supported.
I had a really good experience at my first visit. I felt that she gave me her time and was attentive. Very nice and updated office. I would go back.
Great first visit and everyone in the office is very warm. I had a very long wait time due to train delays on behalf of Dr. Pena and they just moved into a new office. So life happens and they need to iron out some kinks with their new system. Overall a good experience and I would recommend her.
Dr. Pena is a breath of fresh air and totally different from all the doctors I've ever visited. She took her time and was extremely professional. I'm used to spending more time in the waiting room than with the doctor. I would definitely recommend Dr. Pena without a doubt.
Dr. Pena was professional and helpful. She answered all of my questions and was to-the-point yet friendly.
Dr. Pena was everything that the reviews said... she listened, she was personable and she was very very helpful. First gyn visit where I felt like a person. Thank you doctor, I would recommend you to anyone.
It was actually my first time visiting a gyno. I was worried once I found out it was at the hospital... I was afraid it wouldn't be personal, the wait might be long, and the whole thing would be rushed. I was worried for no reason. The staff was very pleasant, especially her nurse (i think her name was Sharon). I got in at my appt time and filled the paperwork, within 5-10 minutes I was called in. Dr. Pena was very patient and comforting. She explained the whole process and made sure to ask me if I had any questions or concerns. Overall, she was gentle and thorough. She knows what's she's talking about. Not pushy at all and gave me time to make my own judgment and decision. She's also sociable and approachable; doesn't seem like she would judge you or lecture you. Great doctor!!! Definitely recommend her!
She was very knowledgeable n empathetic. Highly recommended!!
The staff is very nice. Dr. Pena is very friendly and made me feel comfortable. She seemed very knowledgable as well.
very polite,made my visit very easy and comfortable.