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Howard D. Apfel, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Cardiology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Expertise

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Fetal Echocardiography

Education & Training

  • State University of New York - Downstate Health Sciences Center
  • Residency: Schneider Children's Hospital @ LIJ
  • Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian

Honors & Awards

  • 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

About Howard Apfel

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. 

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Hebrew

Gender

  • Male

Insurance 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

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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