Meet the Pediatric ICU Team

Dr. Sion Houri

Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
Tunisian-born Dr. Sion Houri studied medicine at Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem.
After finishing a residency in pediatrics in Israel, Dr. Houri did a fellowship in pediatric intensive care medicine at the University of California Medical Center. After practicing in Los Angeles as an attending physician in pediatric intensive care medicine for several years, he returned to Israel in 1995 as the Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Wolfson Medical Center.
In 1995, Dr. Houri and Dr. Akiva Tamir, under the leadership of the late Dr. Ami Cohen, founded the Save a Child’s Heart program. Dr. Houri left for a sabbatical in the USA in February 2006 and upon his return to Israel in September 2007, Dr. Houri resumed his position as Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Ilan Cohen

Deputy Director of Paediatric Intensive Care
Dr. Ilan Cohen was born and raised in Israel.
He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine. After completing his residency in pediatrics at the Wolfson Medical Center, Dr. Cohen took a two-year fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine. This was followed by a three year fellowship in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
In 2004, Dr. Cohen returned to Israel and the Wolfson Medical Center, where he is currently an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Cohen is a superb intensivist with outstanding skills. He takes active participation in Save a Child’s Heart missions abroad and plays an important role in educating physicians that come to our program for post-graduate training.

Irina Nosal

Head Nurse, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
Irina Nosal immigrated to Israel in 1988 from the Ukraine.
She studied nursing at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon and took her BA at Tel Aviv University and MA at the Israel College in Tel Aviv.
Irina joined the recently opened Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Wolfson in 1995 and five years later took on the role of Head Nurse.
Irina plays an important role in the day-to-day activities in the ICU, taking care of each patient in the critical hours immediately after their surgery.

Revital Eden Cohen

Deputy Head Nurse
Revital was born in Israel in 1972 and studied nursing within the framework of her compulsory military service.
She took an officer’s course followed by one year’s training in pediatric intensive care nursing at Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva.
After she was discharged from the army in 1994, Revital began to work at the Wolfson Medical Center where she became one of the first staff members of the newly formed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Revital has been the Deputy Head Nurse in the Wolfson PICU since 1999. In 2006 she completed her second degree, an MA in Management and Nursing.