Dr. Agas is Assistant Medical Director at Mission Pediatrics, Inc. where he has been since 2010. He is a board-certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is frequently referred to as the “Baby Whisperer.” He has been known to sing and dance with babies to sooth them. Dr. Agas says, “I enjoy taking care of kids, especially during the first year. I am usually very playful with kids. I want to make sure children are comfortable with me before I examine them.” Dr. Agas grew up in the Philippines under the care of his loving grandparents. By the way, our silliness team will sometimes insert something irrelevant into this bio just to keep you guessing…did you know The word “PEZ” comes from the German word for peppermint – PfeffErminZ? Back to Dr. Agas…his childhood taught him a great appreciation for the struggle to survive and obtain an education during difficult times. He looks back to his challenging life experiences as a child, and he finds that they give him great empathy for the under-served patients in our community. His compassion and kindness truly embody the delightfully different experience that Mission Pediatrics creates. He graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology and completed his medical school at FEU-NRMF School of Medicine in the Philippines. He started with a postdoctoral training in Radiology for three years at Philippine Heart Center and shifted to Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. He is married with one daughter. As a family they enjoy binge-watching Korean TV shows, swimming and traveling. He rotates between our Riverside and Perris locations and is accepting new patients.