Language: English
Gender: Female
Pediatric Critical Care
525 East 68th Street, M-508
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-3056 | F: (212) 746-8332
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Personal Statement

My interest in pediatric critical care was sparked during my residency, when I found myself attracted to the physiology-based management of critically ill and injured patients.

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Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • VAP (Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia)
  • Status Asthmaticus
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Mechanical Ventilation

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 [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of Pediatrics ,Weill Medical College of Cornell University, June 2006
  • Best Doctors in America 2007- Present
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University June 2010



Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College

Associate Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Attending Pediatrician
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Joy Howell received her medical degree (M.D.) at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She returned to New York City to complete a Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Her research during fellowship involved mechanisms of lung injury, with a special interest in in Asthma and Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. She enjoys participating in fellow, resident and medical student education both at Weill Cornell as well as New York Hospital of Queens. She received the Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006 and 2010. She has served as the Program Director for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship since 2007.

As a physician with varied clinical, teaching and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Howell acknowledges direct patient care is the most satisfying part of her work.