Asthma Proof Your Environment – Eliminating Asthma Triggers

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Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Featured speaker:

Eliezer Nussbaum, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary, Allergy & Cystic Fibrosis at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach; Program Director, Pulmonary, Graduate Medical Education
Specialties:
  • Pulmonology - Pediatric, Critical Care Medicine - Pediatric

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 (MCH) of Long Beach. He 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 a member of several prestigious national societies such as the Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Physician Executives, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, among others. He was listed and included in Best Doctors in America 2003-2004 and again in 2007-2008.

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 Childrens 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 remains 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. The academic, clinical, and research experience are well integrated into his current activities in managed care. His background as a teacher and his 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 is 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.

Podcast Summary

Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood disorders affecting an estimated 7.1 million children in the U.S. and is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15.

Although there is no cure for asthma, identifying common asthma attack triggers and learning to avoid those triggers is the best way to prevent hospitalization.