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Haviva Veler, MD, FAASM

Division Head, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine & Sleep Center

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, Technion Israel’s Institute of Technology, School of Medicine, 1993
MD, Technion Israel’s Institute of Technology, School of Medicine, 1997

Maimonides’ Infant and Children’s Hospital, 1999-2002

Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2002-2005

Board Certifications

  • General Pediatrics, The American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology, The American Board of Pediatrics
  • Sleep Medicine, The American Board of Pediatrics
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Haviva Veler, MD, is the Division Head of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and the Sleep Center at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Veler specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, and she brings together the three disciplines to benefit her patients.

    Dr. Veler was the Pediatric Sleep Center Director at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York before coming to Connecticut Children’s, and is a strong supporter of sleep health – providing sleep education to families as well as addressing any sleep issues, so children can grow healthy, and reach their potential. She has been treating children with behavioral sleep issues, such as insomnia, as well as children with sleep apnea, snoring, restless leg syndrome, sleep walking/talking, daytime sleepiness and many other sleep conditions. She had published on topics related to the different diagnostic modalities and potential therapies for children with sleep disordered breathing. She is also looking at the role and function of a new baby monitor device that includes a smart camera.

    Dr. Veler also has wide experience in caring for children who are technology dependent; children who require mechanical ventilation (breathing machine), non-invasive ventilation (CPAP or BPAP), supplemental oxygen, or airway clearance devices that assist with breathing, coughing and clearing secretions.

    Dr. Veler has extensive experience treating children with other respiratory problems, such as chronic cough, asthma, chest pain, chronic lung disease and lung disease of prematurity.

    Dr. Veler enjoys biking, hiking, reading and cooking.

    Selected Publications

    • Veler H, Hu A, Fatma S, Grunstein JS, DeStephan CM, Campbell D, Orange JS, Grunstein MM. Superantigen Presentation by Airway Smooth Muscle to CD4+ T Lymphocytes Elicits Pro-Asthmatic Changes in Airway Function. J Immunol 2007; 178(6):3627-36

    • Shah MB, Bent J, Vicencio AG, Veler H, Arens R, Parikh S. Flexible bronchoscopy and interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatric large airway disease. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2008 ;72(12):1771-6.

    • Vicencio AG, Bent J, Tsirilakis K, Nandalike K, Veler H and Parikh S. Management of severe tracheal stenosis using flexible bronchoscopy and impulse oscillometry. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2010;17(2):162-4

    • Kim J, Gueye-Ndiaye S, Mauer E, Modi VK, Perlman J, Veler H. Retrospective Review of Polysomnography Use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 Aug 1;17(8):1653-1663

    • Kochhar, R, Modi VK, de Silva N, Gueye-Ndiaye S, Neugarten JM, Ward MJ, Gerber LM, An A, Mauer, E, Veler H. J Clin Sleep Med. March 28, 2022.

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