About Me

Dr. Eliezer Nussbaum (Eli) has been actively involved with the health care industry for more than 42 years. Currently a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Step IX at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and immediate past Chief of Staff and Chief of the Children's Pulmonary Institute at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

Dr. Nussbaum is a member of the UCI Senate and holds a certificate from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Business Administration in Management Development Program. He has authored six books (three novels and three medical books) and over 250 scientific pieces and has been selected a member of several prestigious national societies, such as the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), American College of Physician Executives (Leadership), American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, among others.

He worked collaboratively as an inventor with UCI-AI (Applied Innovations) and received three (3) patents from the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) for his sleep apnea inventions. He also co-produced a film based on one of his novels. He was listed among the top doctors in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2011. He was listed and included in Best Doctors in America from 2003 through 2015.

Dr. Nussbaum played an integral role 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 & Women’s between 1979 and 1994. Dr. Nussbaum also developed the Pediatric Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Centers (known today as the Children’s Pulmonary Institute) and its teaching programs at Miller Children’s & Women’s and UCI and remained its Medical Director from July 1979 through early January 2020.

He participates in international, national, state and university activities, serves as a scientific 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 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 for many years.



Provider Specialty

Pulmonary Disease - Pediatric, Critical Care Medicine - Pediatric


Medical Education

Sackler Medical School - Tel Aviv


Mount Sinai Medical Center


Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Insurances Accepted

Anthem Commercial HMO
BlueShield Commercial HMO
Aetna Commercial HMO
Cigna Commercial HMO
Health Net Commercial HMO
UHC Commercial HMO
Anthem Vivity HMO
Centivo ACO
Anthem Pathway HMO
Cigna Value/Select HMO
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO