Howard Trachtman at [NYU Langone Medical Center]

Howard Trachtman, MD

  • Specialty: Pediatric Nephrology
  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Phone: 212-263-5940

About Me

When I was in medical school, I looked up to pediatricians and nephrologists. I thought the work they did was unbelievable, so the choice to become a pediatric nephrologist was an easy one.

Now, I treat children who have renal disease and renal failure. When I’m not seeing patients, I research pediatric glomerular diseases and the impact of environmental chemicals on children’s health.

I know that treatment can have varying effects on different parts of the body, even if it alleviates or fixes a condition. When I take care of children, I think carefully about how I want to treat them. I make an effort to learn everything I can about them so I’m aware of any and all potential effects of treatment.

I try to listen to my patients’ stories about why they have come to see me, rather than relying only on diagnostic tests. While available treatments can be lifesaving, they are not perfect—my aim is to strike a balance, coming up with the healthiest option that is tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

I work with a strong, integrated staff of physicians and nurses here at NYU Langone. Together, we create balanced treatments for the children we thoroughly enjoy taking care of.


  • Martin Shkreli Professor of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Nephrology), 2003
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 1983
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1983
  • MD from University Of Pennsylvania, 1978

Locations and Appointments

60 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
Fink Childrens Ambulatory Care Center

160 East 32nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016

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  • Soluble Urokinase Receptor and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Hayek, Salim S; Sever, Sanja; Ko, Yi-An; Trachtman, Howard; Awad, Mosaab; Wadhwani, Shikha; Altintas, Mehmet M; Wei, Changli; Hotton, Anna L; French, Audrey L; Sperling, Laurence S; Lerakis, Stamatios; Quyyumi, Arshed A; Reiser, Jochen
    New England journal of medicine. 2015 Nov. ?-?

  • Association between perfluoroalkyl acids and kidney function in a cross-sectional study of adolescents

    Kataria, Anglina; Trachtman, Howard; Malaga-Dieguez, Laura; Trasande, Leonardo
    Environmental health. 2015. 14 (1): 89-89

  • The effects of environmental chemicals on renal function

    Kataria, Anglina; Trasande, Leonardo; Trachtman, Howard
    Nature reviews. Nephrology. 2015 Jun. ?-? e0130027

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