Howard D. Apfel, MD

Howard D. Apfel, MD

Howard D. Apfel, MD

Specialties: Pediatric CardiologyMore specialties
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Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Location Info

205 Robin Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Other Locations

Additional Locations for Howard D. Apfel, MD

  • 3959 Broadway
    New York, NY 10032

Insurances Accepted

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

  • 1199 National Benefit Fund
  • Aetna
  • Affinity
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth GHI
  • EmblemHealth HIP
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Healthfirst
  • Magnacare national
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellCare

About Howard D. Apfel, MD

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.

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Echocardiography (EKG)
  • Fetal Echocardiography

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew


  • 1986, McGraw-Hill Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 1987, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 1987, Lange Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 1988, Lange Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • 1988, New York Academy of Medicine Award for Significant Achievement in the Field of Cardiovascular Medicine and Overall Academic Excellence
  • 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


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