About Me

Eliezer Nussbaum, M.D., has been actively involved with the health care industry for more than 40 years. He is currently a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Step VIII at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). 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 five books (two novels and three medical 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 among the top doctors in the nation by US News and World Report in 2011-12. He was listed and included in Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2007-2008 and 2003-2004.

Dr. Nussbaum played an integral role in developing one of the first Pediatric Intensive Care Units in the state of California and served as the first medical director of the Cherese Mari Laulhere Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Miller Children’s & Women's between 1979 and 1994. Dr. Nussbaum also developed the Children's Pulmonary Institute and Cystic Fibrosis Center and its teaching programs at Miller Children's & Women's and UCI, and served as medical director from 1979 - 2020.

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 he has attained are constantly integrated into his current activities in managed care. His experience as a teacher and his participation as a visiting professor nationally and internationally helped create his intricate 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.



Provider Specialty

Pulmonary Disease - Pediatric


Medical Education

Sackler Medical School - Tel Aviv


Mount Sinai Medical Center


Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital