Miriam Samstein, M.D., Ph.D.
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Miriam Samstein, M.D., Ph.D.


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Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

I enjoy working with parents and families to set children up for lifelong health. As a pediatrician I have the unique opportunity of meeting patients as newborns and supporting parents as they make the choices that determine their healthcare priorities and goals. No two families are the same and I particularly enjoy meeting each family and tailoring my care to their needs. 

I have a special interest in allergic and immune disorders as well as improving the delivery of care. My goal is for all patients to feel welcomed and comfortable in the healthcare setting.

Specialties and Expertise


  • General Pediatrics
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Pediatric Allergy and Immunology


Dr. Miriam Samstein received her MD, PhD from the Tri-Institutional program at Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her pediatric residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she also completed a fellowship in allergy immunology. As part of her training, Dr. Samstein has performed both basic science research as well as patient centered research into the delivery of care.

Dr. Samstein is board certified in Pediatrics as well as Allergy Immunology.  She splits her time between caring for newborns and performing clinical and quality improvement research. Her professional interests include anaphylaxis and improvement of epinephrine autoinjector training for parents as well as drug allergy.



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., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2015
  • Ph.D., Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, 2014
  • B.A., B.S., Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 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 - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • 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
  • 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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