Steven Pon, M.D.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Steven Pon

Dr. Steven Pon was born and raised in the New York metropolitan area. He left to attend Harvard University and returned after earning a degree in biology with honors, completing his medical school training, pediatric residency, and fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Pon then completed fellowship training in pediatric critical care medicine at the Cornell University Medical Center - New York Hospital.

Dr. Pon is an attending pediatrician and the Associate Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the associate director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and serves on many Hospital committees.

Collaborating with pediatric intensivists from other institutions has been an especially rewarding activity for Dr. Pon. He was a founding member and a former president of the New York Society for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and serves on the board of the Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium. Dr. Pon is a charter member of the Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and co-editor of the website, widely recognized as the single most valuable web-based resource for pediatric intensivists. He also serves on the Scientific Committee of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators, a consortium of over sixty pediatric intensive care units in the United States and Canada dedicated to developing and conducting multi-institutional clinical research projects.


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


  1. Tamburro RF, Thomas NJ, Pon S, Jacobs BR, DiCarlo JV, Markovitz BP, Jefferson LS, Willson DF, for the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network. Post hoc analysis of calfactant use in immunocompromised children with acute lung injury: Impact and feasibility of further clinical trials. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008. 9(5):459-464.
  2. Willson DF, Thomas NJ, Markovitz BP, Bauman LA, DiCarlo JV, Pon S, Jacobs BR, Jefferson LS, Conaway MR, Egan EA, for the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI). Effect of Exogenous Surfactant (Calfactant) in Pediatric Acute Lung Injury. JAMA. January 26, 2005. 293(4):470-6.
  3. Kutko MC, Calarco MP, Flaherty MB, Helmrich RF, Ushay HM, Pon S, Greenwald BM: Mortality rates in pediatric septic shock with and without multiple organ system failure. Pediatr. Crit. Care Med., 2003; 4(3):333-7.
  4. Bishop NB, Pon S, Ushay HM, Greenwald BM: Alteplase in the treatment of complicated parapneumonic effusion: a case report. Pediatrics, 2003; 111(2):e188-190.
  5. Weigle CGM, Markovitz BP, Pon S: The Internet, the electronic medical record, the pediatric intensive care unit, and everything. Crit. Care Med., 2001; 29(8):N166-176.
  6. Foltin GL, Pon S, Tunik M, Fierman AH, Dreyer B, Welborn C, Treiber M: Pediatric ambulance utilization in a large American city: a systems analysis approach. Pediatric Emergency Care, 1998; 14(4):254-8.
  7. Pon S, Notterman DA: Aerosolized ribavirin in mechanically ventilated children with respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract disease. (Letter) Crit. Care Med., 1995; 23(4):787.
  8. Pon S, Notterman DA: The organization of a pediatric critical care transport program. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 1993; 40(2):241-61.
  9. Pon S, Notterman DA, Martin K: Pediatric Critical Care and Hospital Costs Under Reimbursement by Diagnosis-Related-Group: Effect of Clinical and Demographic Characteristics. J. Pediatr., 1993; 123(3):355-364.


  1. Pon S, Markovitz B, Weigle CGW, Jacobs B. Information Technology in Critical Care. In Furhman BP, Zimmerman JJ (eds), Pediatric Critical Care, Fourth Edition. Elsevier, St Louis. 2011. 75-91.
  2. Bishop NB, Pon S, Greenwald BM, Fields A. Mechanical Ventilation. Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support. 2008. Society of Critical Care Medicine. 6 – 1-29.
  3. Vaidya V, Pon S. Information Management in the PICU. In Nichols DG (ed), Roger's Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, Fourth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. 2008. 124-135.
  4. Pon S, Markovitz B, Weigle CGW. Information Technology. In Furhman BP, Zimmerman JJ (eds), Pediatric Critical Care, Third Edition. Elsevier, St Louis. 2005. 84-105.
  5. Barie PS, Kinkhabwala M, Pon S. Hepatobiliary Complications in the ICU: Why is my patient yellow? In Porembka DT, ed. Critical Care Symposium 1997. The Beacon of Excellence. Anaheim, CA. Society of Critical Care Medicine. 1997. 183-229.
  6. Pon S, Notterman DA. Roles of the medical director and program director. In Orr R, McCloskey K (eds), Pediatric Transport Medicine. Mosby, St Louis. 1995. 73-81.
  7. Pon S, Foltin G. Evaluation of pediatric abdominal trauma. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, Volume VI. American College of Emergency Physicians, Houston. 1990.
  8. Pon S, Foltin G. Diagnosis and management of bacterial meningitis. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, Volume V. American College of Emergency Physicians, Houston. 1989.

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Best Doctors
  • 2012 New York Super Doctors.
  • 2009 Best Doctors
  • 2001 Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • 1999 President of the New York Society of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • 1989 The Willis A. Wingert Award for best abstract presented at the scientific program of the Emergency Medicine Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. "Utilization of Prehospital Care by Pediatric Patients in New York City." Chicago, IL. October, 1989