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NYU Langone Provider

Benjamin W. Johnston, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Treats: Children
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-2377
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I decided to practice medicine because I love solving important problems, and few problems are more important than those related to one’s health. I chose to work with children because of their amazing resilience and positivity in the face of illness. It’s a source of daily inspiration, and it drives me to always be better.

As a pediatric critical care doctor, I care for children who have serious illnesses, such as severe infections, respiratory failure, seizures, and heart, kidney, or liver problems. Some illnesses are life-threatening, and others require heightened medical attention that can only be provided in an intensive care unit (ICU). I also care for kids who have had high-risk surgeries—such as spine surgeries, brain surgeries, and certain ear, nose, and throat procedures—and need to recover in a setting with advanced monitoring.

I use an ultrasound machine to place IVs, which allows them to be placed with the fewest needle sticks possible and the least amount of pain.

Although children may express themselves differently than adults, I believe that they can understand a lot of what we say and do. Creating a healing environment is as important to recovery as our medicines and interventions—my team and I do everything we can to create this kind of environment from the very beginning.

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 2020
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Pediatric Critical Care, 2023
  • Residency, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, 2020
  • MD from SUNY-Downstate, 2017

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Amidacare
    • Amidacare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire BCBS
    • Empire BCBS Top Tier
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
    • ElderPlan
  • 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 Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
    • GHI HMO
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
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Benjamin W. Johnston, MD does not accept insurance.

Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Pediatric Critical Care

424 East 34th Street, PICU 9th floor, New York, NY 10016