Joshua P. Needleman, MD

Maimonides Physician


Pediatric Pulmonology



About Me

Dr. Needleman is a pediatric pulmonologist specializing in the care of children with respiratory disease. His clinical interests and expertise include asthma, chronic cough, chronic lung disease, exercise physiology, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary function testing in children, infants and toddlers. He has a strong interest in applying physiologic measurements to the assessment and care of children with lung disease in order to allow them to reach their potential in every way. Dr. Needleman attended medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia and then Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. He returned to Philadelphia to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He has practiced Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine for more than 20 years in both New York and Los Angeles. He has lectured extensively on many pulmonary-related topics and has performed research on the role of both exercise testing and pulmonary function testing in the care of children with respiratory disease.A recognized medical educator, he received the Pediatric Clinician Educator Award in 2017 from the American Thoracic Society. He was recently admitted to the sub-board of Pulmonology of The American Board of Pediatrics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Special Tots Evaluation Program (STEP)

Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Respiratory Disease in Children


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing


Medical Degree

Temple University School of Medicine


University of Maryland Hospital


University of Maryland Hospital


St. Christopher's Hospital for Children


Pediatric Pulmonology


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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