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Arun Chopra, MD

  • Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-2377
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About Me

I specialize in pediatric critical care because it allows me to make an immediate difference in the lives of the children I care for. At Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, I treat children who have pneumonia, heart failure, kidney failure, sepsis, and other conditions. In infants and children with severe heart or lung failure, I perform extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy to circulate blood during recovery.

Pediatric critical care requires a team approach. Along with other critical care physicians, I work with nurses, residents, pharmacists, and surgeons. Together, we focus on the patient and family’s experience. Parents and other family members can provide valuable insight into what the child is going through, so I try to involve families in the decision-making process as much as possible.

My pharmacokinetics research looks at how medications are absorbed and metabolized. Understanding how children respond to certain medications shows me how I can best help my patients.

Conditions and Treatments

  • hypoventilation
  • sepsis
  • pneumonia
  • acute renal failure
  • kidney failure
  • acute respiratory distress
  • chronic respiratory failure
  • viral infection
  • rheumatic heart disease
  • congestive heart failure
  • acute liver failure
  • hospital-acquired infection
  • chronic renal failure
  • tetralogy of Fallot


  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Chief, Pediatrics Service, Tisch Hospital
  • Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Hospice & Palliative Medicine), 2012
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 2005
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Critical Care, 2006
  • Residency, Children's National Med Center (Washington DC), Pediatrics, 2003
  • MD from George Washington University, 2000

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Amidacare
    • Amidacare
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Exchange
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Medicaid
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP Essential
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
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Locations and Appointments

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NYU Critical Care Associates

550 1st Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10016


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