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 has 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.


Technion Israel Institute of Technology


Maimonides Medical Center


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

American Board of Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • 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.

Locations for this Doctor

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Westport

191 Post Road West
Westport, CT06880
United States

Exterior view of 310 Western Boulevard in Glastonbury

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Glastonbury

310 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT06033
United States

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Connecticut Children's Specialty Care and Surgery Center – Farmington

505 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT06032
United States

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Hartford (85 Seymour St.)

85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States