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Eliezer Nussbaum, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FAAP

Dr. Eliezer Nussbaum has been actively involved with the health care industry for more than 30 years. Currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Medical Director of Pediatric Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Center at Miller Children's Hospital of Long Beach.

Dr. Nussbaum holds a certificate from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Business Administration in Management Development Program, and is active in the rapidly growing field of managed care. He has authored three books and over 150 scientific publications, and has been selected as a member of several prestigious national societies, such as the Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Physician Executives, American College of Chest Physicians, and American Thoracic Society, among others. He was listed and included in the Best Doctors in America 2003-2004 and again in 2007-2008 and received the Munzer Family Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Nussbaum was instrumental in developing one of the first Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) in the state of California, and served as the first Medical Director of the PICU at Miller Children’s Hospital (MCH) of Long Beach between 1979 and 1994. Dr. Nussbaum also developed the Pediatric Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Centers and its teaching programs at MCH and UCI, and has remained its Medical Director since 1979.

He participates in international, national, state and university activities, serves as a reviewer, and has editorial board responsibilities for scientific publications in major journals and national societies. Dr. Nussbaum’s academic, clinical and research experience are well integrated into his current activities in managed care. His background as a teacher and participation as a visiting professor nationally and internationally helped create the web of contacts at all levels of primary and specialized care. He is board certified in General Pediatrics and also in Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Nussbaum has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine for many years.

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  • Medical School: Sackler Medical School
  • Residency: The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Fellowship: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Sub-Specialty Boards: Pediatric Critical Care
  • Specialties: Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Conditions: Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Croup and Other Respiratory Disorders, Pneumonia, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Contact Information

  • Office Location: 2801 Atlantic Avenue  Long Beach, CA  90806
  • Hospital Privileges: Miller Children's Hospital
  • Contact Information: 562-933-8567           562-933-8744

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