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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. Dario Prais


Location: 2nd Floor - The Glass Building
Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00 – 15:00
Tel: 972-3-9253654 - Between 8:30 - 15:00
Fax: 972-3-9253308
Appointments: 972-3-9253210, Sunday-Thursday 08:00-15:00;
Holiday eves and intermediary holidays, 08:00-12:00
HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telanglectasia) or Osler-Weber-Rendu (OWR) website

Senior Physicians

Prof. Hannah Blau

Dr. Meir Mei-Zahav, Director of the Unit, Asthma
Dr. Huda Mussaffi
Dr. Guy Steuer
Dr. Patrick Stafler, Director of Bronchoscopy Service
Dr. Hagit Levine, Neuromuscular Clinic
Dr. Ophir Bar-On
Dr. Khaled Akel
Dr. Einat Shmueli
Dr. Eyal Yaacobi - Pediatric Lung Transplantation Center
Dr. Ori Goldberg
Dr. Mordechai Pollak

Head Nurse

Svetlana Sani

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
Inhalation devices
Special physiotherapy respiratory techniques
Mucus removal device


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 of the Unit: 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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