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Howard D. Apfel, MD

Pediatric Cardiology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: Hebrew
Office Phone: (212) 305-8509, (201) 599-0026
One of America's Top Doctors


Dr. Apfel practices at a busy, Columbia pediatric cardiology group in northern New Jersey. Together with his practice associates, Drs. Marans, Rhee, and Solowiejczyk, Dr. Apfel specializes in patients with all levels of complexity, including congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease, and fetal cardiology. He is a consultant to several area hospitals. He is a pediatric cardiology attending at Columbia, and serves there as an echocardiography attending. 

Area of Expertise

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


State University of New York - Downstate Health Sciences Center

Residency: Schneider Children's Hospital @ LIJ

Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian


NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-8509

Fax: (212) 305-4429

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Paramus - 205 Robin Road

205 Robin Road
Suite 100
Paramus, NJ 07652

Phone: (201) 599-0026

Fax: (201) 986-1160

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

  • 1986, McGraw-Hill Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 1987, Lange Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 1987, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 1988, New York Academy of Medicine Award for Significant Achievement in the Field of Cardiovascular Medicine and Overall Academic Excellence
  • 1988, Lange Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 1989, Sandoz Award for Academic Excellence
  • 1990, Samuel Karelitz Intern of the Year Award for Clinical Acumen, Diligence and Humanity
  • 1992, Stanley Levin Resident Teaching Award for Clinical Expertise and Teaching Commitment
  • 1994, Hatch Young Investigators Award for Cardiovascular Training

Transit Advisory Notice

Starting Jan. 5, 2019, 1 trains will bypass the 168th Street subway station at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center until early 2020.