Howard D. Apfel, MD

Howard D. Apfel, MD Specialties: Pediatric Cardiology

Howard D. Apfel, MD
Specialties: Pediatric Cardiology
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Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


ColumbiaDoctors - 205 Robin Road
205 Robin Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
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    3959 Broadway
    New York, NY 10032

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  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem/GHI
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Horizon Traditional
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare (National)
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
  • WellCare

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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

  • Fetal Echocardiography


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

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

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  • 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