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Pediatric Pulmonology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: 646-962-3410 | F: 646-962-0246
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Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchoscopy

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 - Weill Cornell [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 [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.B.,B.S., M.P. Shah Medical College (India), 2005

Honors and Awards

  • 2004, 2005. Won the Dr. Keya Lahiri Gold Medal Award for best free paper presentation for two consecutive years in the National Respiratory Chapter Conference.
  • 2001-2002. Won the Pfizer Gold medal award for Top Ranking in Final MBBS.
  • Received “Best Resident Physician Award” during residency tenure in Jamnagar, India.
  • Awarded a certificate for contribution in the public health care fair by Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Indian Government.
  • 1st rank in Saurashtra University - India in Final MBBS part 1 Examination and Awarded Gold medal in the subject of Preventive and Social Medicine.
  • 1st rank in Saurashtra University in Final MBBS part 2 Examination.  Awarded 8 gold medals for scoring highest marks (total as well as in all individual subjects).



Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Assistant Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Dr. Rizwana Popatia is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.   She is board certified in Pediatrics.

Her medical expertise includes pediatric asthma, cystic fibrosis, and pediatric bronchoscopy.

Dr. Popatia received her medical degree (M.D.) from M.P. Shah Medical College, India, and was awarded a “Best Resident Physician Award” during a residency tenure in Jamnagar, India.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the State University of New York – Downstate Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, and a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Popatia is active in medical education and research, and global health.