Megan C. Toal, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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Megan C. Toal, M.D.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Profile Photo of Megan C. Toal, M.D.
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

It is a true privilege to care for critically ill children and their families in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit during their most vulnerable moments. Our unit works as a skilled team, dedicated to providing excellent complex care to each of our patients and their families. I am honored to be part of this team, and strive to provide compassionate and coordinated care.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Shock Circulatory
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sepsis


Dr. Megan Toal is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine as well as Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYP Komansky Children's Hospital.

Dr. Toal earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University, and her medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  She completed Pediatric residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she was also selected as Chief Resident.  She continued her training at NYP/Weill Cornell, completing a Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Her research interest include biomarkers of critical illness. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Toal is dedicated to medical education of pediatric residents and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellows, and serves as the Associate Program Director for the Pedatric Residency and for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • June 2018, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Pediatrics Fellow Award for Teaching
  • June 2015, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Pediatrics Senior Resident Award for Clinical Excellence
  • May 2012, The Arnold P Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Humanism Award


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Connecticut, 2012
  • B.S., Yale University, 2007


Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported