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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

location_on Tel Aviv, Israel
9.9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Pulmonology (302994)

Yehuda Schwarz

Dr. med.

Yehuda Schwarz

Specialized in: pulmonology

About the department

The Department of Pulmonology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center offers the full range of highly accurate diagnostic examinations and effective treatments for lung and respiratory diseases. The department has an in-house modern Laboratory for Pulmonary Function Diagnostics, which allows to accurately assess the condition of the lungs and select the optimal treatment tactics. The basis of the department's therapeutic concept is an individual approach to each patient. The department is headed by Dr. med. Yehuda Schwarz.

If possible, the doctors are trying to achieve recovery using medication. If this type of therapy is ineffective, the necessary surgical interventions will be performed in close cooperation with experienced thoracic surgeons. The department also offers special intensive care for the patients with respiratory diseases.

The diagnostic service range of the department includes:

  • Chest X-ray
  • Spirometry
  • Sonography of the pleural sinuses
  • Bronchoscopy with biopsy and follow-up histological examination of the obtained material 
  • Transthoracic biopsy
  • Contrast-enhanced examination techniques for the assessment of blood flow and patency of even the smallest blood vessels and bronchioles
  • Pleural puncture to test its contents for inflammation, infection and cancer process
  • Spiral computed tomography and combined computed positron emission tomography
  • Microbiological tests
  • Pulmonary function testing before and after exercise
  • 6-min walk test
  • Other examinations

The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the following pulmonological diseases:

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Pneumosclerosis
  • Pulmonary heart
  • Lung abscess
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pulmonary barotrauma
  • Airway foreign bodies
  • Lung infarction
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Other pathologies

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • Medical School, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Continuing Education

  • 1980 - 1981 Internship, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • 1981 - 1986 Pediatric Residency, Barzilai Hospital, Ashkelon.
  • 1986 Israeli Board of Pediatrics.
  • 1987 - 1988 Flight Surgeon in charge of Pulmonary and General Aeromedical Fitness Evaluations, Israel Air Force Aeromedical Institute, Tel HaShomer Medical Center.
  • 1988 - 1990 Fellowship in Pulmonology, Department of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  • 1990 Israeli Board of Pulmonary Diseases.
  • 1992 - 1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Pulmonology, Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1994 Israeli Board of Pediatric Pulmonology.
  • 1999 Licensed Civilian Flight Surgeon.
  • 2007 and 2009 GCP Certificate for Clinical Trials.

Clinical Experience

  • 1983 - 1986 Physician, Outpatient Clinic for Allergic and Asthmatic Children, Barzilai Hospital, Ashkelon.
  • 1985 - 1986 Clinical rotation, Department of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • 1985 Basic research, Department of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • Since 1989 Pulmonary Medicine Flight Surgeon Consultant at the Israel Air Force Aeromedical Institute, Tel HaShomer Medical Center.
  • 1990 Senior Physician, Department of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • 1990 - 1992 In charge of Comprehensive Care Program for children: Physiotherapy and Psychology, Department of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • 1994 - 2008 Senior Vice Director, Department of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • 1995 - 2000 Acting as Director and Vice Director of the Department of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • Since 2008 Head of the Department of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • 2008 Elected Fellowship in the American College of Chest Physicians.

Academic Experience

  • 1988 Instructor, Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 1992 - 1994 Research Fellow, Department of Pulmonology, Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
  • 1995 - 1996 In charge of Postgraduate Lab Technicians Course on Introduction to Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 1996 - 1997 In charge of Clinical Correlates Course in Biology Science, New England College and Clark University.
  • Since 1997 Coordinator, 3rd year medical students, Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory (Tel Aviv and New York courses), Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2000 Lecturer, Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2003 In charge of Postgraduate Clinical Medicine, Respiratory Course, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Since 2003 In charge of American course (Introduction to Respiratory Medicine), New York, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Since 1981 Member of the Israeli Medical Association.
  • Since 1981 Member of the Israeli Pediatric Association.
  • Since 1988 Member of the Israeli Society Pulmonology.
  • 1999 - 2003 Elected Secretary of the Israeli Society of Pulmonology.
  • Since 1988 Associate Member, Israeli Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  • Since 1994 Member of the Israeli Association of Pediatric Pulmonology.
  • Since 1995 Member of the American Thoracic Society.
  • Since 2002 Member of the American Association of Bronchology.
  • Since 2002 Member of the World Association of Bronchology.
  • Since 2002 Member of the European Association of Bronchology.
  • Since 2008 Member of the American College of Chest Physicians. 

Photo of the doctor: (c) Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 

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