Jeffrey Dayton, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiology
Jeffrey Dayton

As a parent, I understand the stress involved with any doctor visit, particularly to a subspecialist. My goal is to provide you with all of the information needed to give you a thorough understanding of your child’s condition. I encourage questions and hope you will not leave our visit until you have asked every question that you have, no matter how big or small. I am fortunate to be surrounded by a wonderful team in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology to help care for children and their families, prenatally continuing through early adulthood. I firmly believe that you will find the care you receive here at Weill Cornell to be personalized, thorough, and compassionate.

Dr. Dayton is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at New-York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.

His expertise includes caring for children with a wide variety of congenital heart disease, including those diagnosed prenatally by a fetal echocardiogram.

An expert in pediatric heart disease, Dr. Dayton's clinical responsibilities include coverage of the pediatric echocardiography laboratory where he focuses on fetal, transthoracic, and transesophageal echocardiography. As a member of the Perinatal Center team, he works closely with the Divisions of Newborn Medicine and Maternal-Fetal Medicine to help coordinate the care of infants diagnosed with congenital heart disease.

Dr. Dayton completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in General Biological Sciences with a distinction in research. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where he received a Dean's Letter of Commendation in 2002. After completing his residency in pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Dayton continued his training with a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the combined program of Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Dayton has presented his research nationally, including his project on post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in pediatric heart transplant recipients.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care


  1. Dayton JD, Richmond ME, Weintraub RG, Shipp AT, Orjuela M, Addonizio LJ. Role of Immunosuppression Regimen in Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder in Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2011;30(4):420-5.
  2. Dayton JD, Kanter KR, Vincent RN, Mahle WT. Cost-effectiveness of Pediatric Heart Transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2006; 25:409-15.

Honors and Awards

2006  Resident Research Day Award. Awarded to best presentation on original research.
2002  Dean’s Letter of Commendation. Awarded to medical students who earn 75 percent of available honors points in academic year.
2000 Distinction in Research Graduate.  Awarded to undergraduate students who have written honors thesis based on original research.