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Natalie Neu, MD, MPH

Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Expertise in: 
Infectious Disease
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Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Clinical Expertise

  • Bone and Joint Infections
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Abnormalities
  • Herpes
  • Pediatric HIV
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)


Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Residency: Mott Children's Hospital - MI
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

About Natalie Neu

I am a "lifer" at Columbia. I was born in this very hospital, grew up running the halls with my father who was chief of the Division of Adult Infectious Diseases, attended medical school here, and then did a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases. You could say that infectious diseases are in my blood. Not many kids at age eight say, "I like bugs and drugs." That was my childhood.

I treat children of all ages, from infancy to young adulthood. My specific areas of interest are post-operative wound infections and infections of the bone, as well as sexual health concerns such as sexually transmitted diseases (STD), vaccines, and HIV. I also enjoy helping families sort out mystery illnesses such as recurrent fevers and fatigue. Often these illnesses are not due to an infection, and sometimes it just takes time and listening to figure them out.

My research interests are focused on infection control and prevention for children at home, school, and when they live in long term care facilities such as a pediatric post-acute care facilities. I teach healthcare providers through our NYC STD prevention and training grant to provide excellent sexual health services to all young adult populations (those who have easy access to care and those who don’t). Specific issues that we train on are how to increase access to STD screening, how to recognize, test, and treat STDs, how to offer HIV testing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV.

As the pediatric infectious disease fellowship director, I am also very involved in training and inspiring future pediatric infectious disease physicians. The work that we do in infectious diseases is collaborative, and we often work as a team with other services to provide the best, most efficient care to our patients.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

Nominations and Awards Committee for the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society

Secretary for the ID Society of NY

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Spanish


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.


Research Interests

  • adolescent HIV
  • Pediatric Infection Control and Stewardship in Pediatric Long Term Care
  • Sexually transmitted diseases in adolescents

Selected Publications

Romo D, Nagendra G, Schechter S, Pavlish A, Cohall A and Neu N. An Educational Intervention to Improve Provider Screening for Syphilis among Men who have sex with Men Utilizing an Urban Urgent Care Center. Submitted Journal of Community Health. March 2019.

Vacca S, Salsgiver E, Gold M, and Neu N. Patient-delivered expedited partner therapy for chlamydia trachomatis infection among female adolescents using school-based health center. J Pediatr Health Care.2019. Jan 22. E pub. PMID 30683578

Dunn Navarra AM, Ford H, Cleland C, Liang E, Rodriguez K, and Neu N. Engaging and supporting youth to promote adherence success (EASYPAS): A cognitive behavioral intervention for youth living with HIV. J Assoc of Nursing in AIDS Care. Dec 2018.

Kuti, J, Pettit R, Neu N, Cies J, Lapin C, Muhlebach M, Novak K, Nguyen S, Saiman L , Nicolau D. Meropenem Time Above the MIC Exposure is Predictive of Response in Cystic Fibrosis Children with Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018. Feb 24. PMID: 29661528

Johnson C, Jain Meghan, Saiman L, and Neu, N*. Antimicrobial Stewardship in Pediatric Post-Acute Care Facilities. Am J Infect Control. 2017. Nov15. E pub ahead of print. PMID 29153252.

Saiman L, Maykowski P, Murray M, Cohen B, Neu N, Jia H, Hutcheon G, Simper E, Mosiello L, Alba L, Larson E. Incidence, risks and types of infections in pediatric long-term care facilities. JAMA Pediatr. 2017. 171 (9): 872-878. PMID:28738121

Campbell AA, Harris GJ, Neu N, Kazim M. Intravenous steroids with antibiotics on admission for children with orbital cellulitis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep/Oct;33(5):389. PMID:28891915

Murray M, Cohen B, Neu N, Hutcheon G, Simpser E, Larson E. Use of antibiotics in paediatric long term care facilities. J Hosp Infection. 2018.99:139-144. PMID: 29111352.

Larson, E, Murray M, Cohen B, Simpser E, Pavia M, Jackson O, Jia H, Hutcheon R, Mosiello L, Neu N, and Saiman L. Behavioral interventions to reduce infections in pediatric long-term care facilities: The Keep it Clean for Kids Trial. 2017 Behavioral Medicine. 2017. 3:1-10. PMID 28632004

Zucker J, Neu N, Chirboga CA, Hinton VJ, Leonardo M, Sheikh A, and Thakur K. Zika Virus- associated cognitive impairment in adolescent, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017. 23; 6: 1047-48. PMID:28518023