LONG BEACH, Calif., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eliezer Nussbaum, M.D., nationally renowned children's health care pioneer and a prolific medical researcher, medical school professor and author of medical books and novels has been elected Chief of Staff at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, one of the nation's 10 largest children's hospitals.
Chief of Miller Children's Pediatric Pulmonary Center, Dr. Nussbaum was instrumental in developing Miller Children's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit—one of the first in the U.S.—and serving as Medical Director from 1979 to 1994. He also developed the Pediatric Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Center and its teaching programs at Miller Children's and University of California Irvine (UCI) and remains its Medical Director since 1979.
"I'm honored to be selected to lead this world-class medical staff and follow in the footsteps of Dr. Fombe Ndiforchu," says Dr. Nussbaum. "I look forward to our partnership with hospital leadership on behalf of the families we serve."
"Dr. Nussbaum has been a passionate advocate for children for nearly 40 years," adds John Bishop, CEO of Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach, part of MemorialCare Health System in Southern California. "He brings a wealth of experience and is an ideal choice to help us expand our services throughout the region."
Since developing the Pediatric Pulmonary Center at Miller Children's, Dr. Nussbaum has grown the program as a premiere treatment center for children with complex respiratory conditions, including facilitating the opening of a dedicated inpatient wing for patients with pulmonary conditions. Most recently, he was instrumental in Miller Children's becoming the first children's hospital in California to receive Disease Specific Certification in Pediatric Asthma from the Joint Commission, the independent not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the U.S.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Step VIII) at UCI School of Medicine, Dr. Nussbaum has been honored 13 consecutive years in the prestigious Best Doctors in America, and since 2011 in U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors. Author of medical books, novels and more than 200 scientific pieces, he is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Physician Executives, American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society.
Dr. Nussbaum participates in global, national and university activities and has editorial board responsibilities for major medical journals and national societies. Board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Chest Physicians and American College of Critical Care Medicine.
He received his Medical Degree from Sackler Medical School Tel Aviv (Israel) University, completed his Pediatric Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital New York, was the Chief Pediatric Resident at Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn and Pulmonary Fellow at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Cleveland. He completed University of Southern California School of Business Administration Management Development Program and worked as an inventor with UCI Office of Technology Alliances.
Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach—among the nation's 10 largest children's hospitals—is one of only a few children's hospitals nationally to appear on Leapfrog Group's Top U.S. Hospitals. One of only eight free-standing children's hospitals in California, Miller Children's treats 100,000 children annually through its hospital, outpatient specialty and satellite centers for conditions ranging from common to complex—as well as maternity care for expectant mothers. Only five percent of all hospitals are children's hospitals, making them unique to children's health care across the region. Miller Children's is renowned for advances in treating fragile newborns with one of the nation's largest and most respected neonatal intensive care units; pediatric intensive care unit, Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center; pediatric heart, orthopedics and emergency centers; and rated among the best for treating cystic fibrosis, red blood disorders and sickle cell anemia. With its sister teaching hospital Long Beach Memorial on the same campus, Miller Children's patients access a lifetime of uninterrupted care. Visit MillerChildrens.org, like us on Facebook.com/MillerChildrensHospital and follow us on Twitter @MillerChildrens and Instagram @MillerChidrens.
SOURCE Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach