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The Institute of Pulmonology


The Pulmonology Institute at Schneider Children’s is the largest pediatric center of its kind in the country, and treats approximately 6,000 children and adolescents each year. Institute staff treats the full range of lung diseases and respiratory disorders, from all levels of asthma to debilitating and complex conditions such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and muscular dystrophy, while underscoring the special needs of the young patients.


 


Director of the Institute
Prof. Hannah Blau

 


Location: 2nd Floor
Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00 – 15:00
Tel: 972-3-9253654
Fax: 972-3-9253308
Appointments: 972-3-9253210, Sunday-Thursday 08:00-15:00;
Holiday eves and intermediary holidays, 08:00-12:00
Asthma Forum
HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telanglectasia) or Osler-Weber-Rendu (OWR) website


 

Deputy Director


Dr. Huda Mussafi


Senior Physicians


Dr. Meir Mei-Zahav, Director, Asthma Clinic
Dr. Dario Prais, Director, Chronic Lung Diseases Clinic
Dr. Tommy Schonfeld
Dr. Guy Steuer
Dr. Patrick Staffler, Director, Lung Function Laboratory


Head Nurse


Yulia Gendler



Medical Services


  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Immunodeficiency affecting the respiratory system
  • Chronic lung disease and bronchiectasis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Respiratory complications from cardiac and malignant diseases
  • Lung transplant recipients
  • Respiratory regulation disorders
  • Special dietary advice for respiratory disorders


Lung Function Tests


  • Spirometry
  • Body plethysmography
  • Lung diffusion capacity
  • Exercise stress test
  • Quantitative sweat tests
  • Methacholine and Adenosine stress tests
  • Bronchodilator response
  • Cardiopulmonary stress test
  • Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) test 
  • Oxygen saturation
  • Nasal nitric oxide for PCD


For Infants and Babies


Lung clearance index

Guidance for Home Care
Aspirators
Inhalation devices
Oxygen
Ventilators
Special physiotherapy respiratory techniques
Mucus removal device


Referrals


Letter from the community physician together with the payment guarantee
Referral from doctors at Schneider Children’s
*Prior to the first visit, referral letters must be faxed to 972-3-9253210



Asthma Clinic


Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. Clinic staff utilizes a unique approach based upon preventive measures which aim to avert deterioration and the next hospitalization.
Director: Dr. Meir Mei-Zahav


Medical Services:

  • Guidance and instruction sessions for child and parents
  • Comprehensive evaluation and individual treatment plan
  • Training in mechanical devices for home use
  • Detailed report
  • Periodic update seminars


Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 08:00-15:00
Tel: 972-3-9253654
Fax: 972-3-9253308
Appointments: 972-3-9253210, Sunday-Thursday 08:00-15:00; Holiday eves and intermediary holidays, 08:00-12:00
Pediatric Asthma Forum

 


 

Kathy and Lee Graub Cystic Fibrosis Center


The highly experienced multidisciplinary team in the CF center treats about 150 patients, providing support and guidance in the regimen of all-encompassing care as accepted in leading institutes in the world: physical therapy, intensive medication, 6-8 inhalations daily and a special calorie-rich diet. Internationally recognized, the medical team participates in leading research in Israel and abroad.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 08:00-15:00
Tel: 972-3-9253654
Fax: 972-3-9253308
Appointments: 972-3-9253654, Sunday-Thursday 08:00-15:00

 



Muscular Dystrophy Clinic


The clinic treats children with neuromuscular diseases. The multidisciplinary team includes a pulmonologist, neurologist, nurses, nutritionist, and physiotherapist. Other consultants join the team as needed: orthopedist, cardiologist, endocrinologist and gastroenterologist.
Director: Dr. Huda Mussafi
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 08:00-15:00


 

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