Профессор Яаков Сиван

Professor Yakov Sivan

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Pediatric pulmonologist, pediatrician, intensive care specialist. Senior physician of the Institute of Pulmonology at Safra Children’s Hospital. Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Was included into the list of the best Israeli physicians by the Forbes magazine.


  • Provides treatment for bronchial asthma and other lung diseases in children.
  • Has extensive experience in diagnosing congenital defects of the bronchopulmonary system.
  • Offers medication therapy for pneumonia according to personalized protocols.
  • Provides treatment for apnea and sleep disorders in children.

Diseases Treated by the Physician:

  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • COPD
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Bronchitis
  • Apnea
  • Pneumonia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis



Private practice at the Top Ichilov Medical Center

Head of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Ichilov Medical Center

Senior physician of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva

Physician of the Department of Pediatrics, Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva

Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles (USA), specialization in pediatric intensive care and pediatric pulmonology

Royal Brompton Hospital at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London (Great Britain), specialization in pediatrics

Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva (Israel), specialization in pediatrics

Tel Aviv State University, Faculty of Medicine

Израильское общество лицевой и головной терапии лого

Israeli Pediatric Association

Израильская ассоциация по исследования зрения

Israeli Association of Pediatric Pulmonology

Израильская ассоциация детской интенсивной терапии.

Israeli Association of Pediatric Intensive Care

American Thoracic Society.

American Thoracic Society

Israeli Scientific Society for Sleep Disorders.

Israel Sleep Research Society


European Respiratory Society

European Society for the Study and Prevention of Child Death

European Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death

“Asthma is a reversible respiratory disease. It causes coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma attacks happen due to various triggers. They include allergies, common cold, cold weather, exercise, and stress. Any of these events can lead to an asthma attack. Moreover, asthma is a multifactorial condition. This means that it develops not only due, let us say, infection, but also due to the environment and heredity.

How do we detect asthma? Asthma is a clinical diagnosis. Certain tests help us determine the type of the disease, but there are no specific tests for asthma.

Again, asthma is a clinical diagnosis. If your child has the corresponding symptoms that respond to asthma therapy, the diagnosis can be deemed official. If the therapy does not help, alternative options should be considered. Your child may have a different condition.

When the parent should suspect their child has asthma? If your child coughs, wheezes or feels short of breath without a common cold or after exercise (when the peers have no such symptoms), consult a pediatric pulmonologist.”

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