Specialized Clinics

Pediatric clinic plays a crucial role in promoting the health and well-being of children from infancy through adolescence, providing comprehensive medical care and support to help them thrive.

Pediatric clinic typically offers a wide range of services tailored to the unique needs of young patients, including routine check-ups, treatment of common childhood illnesses, developmental assessments, and management of chronic conditions. It may also provide specialized services such as developmental and behavioral health evaluations, and nutritional counseling.

Children can be referred from the general to the pediatric clinic for further medical investigation or parents can take an appointment directly with a pediatrician.

Clinic: By appointment
Doctors in charge: Dr. Ra’fat AllawiDr. Issa Abed Rabbo, and Dr. Nader Handal

The cardiology clinic at Caritas Baby Hospital provides a wide range of highly specialized services for various heart diseases and defects, both congenital  (that have developed before birth) or acquired (that have developed later in life).

Our cardiologist provides treatment to children that have an array of congenital heart diseases, including cardiomyopathy, heart viral infections, endocarditis and acute rheumatic fever. 
Symptoms of such diseases include heart murmur, heart palpitation, irregular heart rate, chest pain and fainting.

The services provided by this clinic for diagnosing and treating heart diseases and defects include Echocardiogram (Echo), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Holter monitoring, Cardiography and stress tests.

Clinic: By appointment
Doctors in charge: Dr. Saliba Ghneim
 and Dr. Mahmoud Nashashibi

The pediatric endocrinology clinic at Caritas Baby Hospital provides medical care for children suffering from gland disorders, which may lead to hormonal imbalance or damage to the hormone-producing glands. Gland disorder may lead to failure to thrive (FTT), obesity, type one diabetes, early puberty, congenital hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. 

In most cases gland disorders, are present for life; thereby the endocrinologist, plays an essential role in managing these hormonal conditions.

Clinic: Wednesdays by appointment 
Doctor in Charge: Dr. Abdel Salam Abu Libdeh

Symptoms of eating and ingestion are commonly associated with neurological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal disorders and many genetic syndromes. The Medical Speech Language Pathologist provides assessment and diagnosis of these disorders through bedside clinical evaluation and Videofluoroscopy (VFS) Swallow Study, if needed. A comprehensive treatment plan is elaborated, which aims to improve the patient’s quality of life.

Eating and ingestion disorders are quite prevalent among babies and children and range from mild to severe. Food aversion, vomiting, picky eating, weight loss, and difficult transitioning of solid food are some of the common symptoms.

Clinic: Mondays and Thursdays by appointment
Specialist in charge: Sahar Khalilieh

Caritas Baby Hospital’s clinic for gastroenterology specializes in children’s digestive system disorders and defects, particularly the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas.

Our specialist gastroenterologist diagnoses, tests and treats an array of digestive, liver and/or nutritional problems, ranging from common concerns such as Crohn’s, recurrent abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, vomiting and constipation to complex conditions, such as Mediterranean fever, celiac disease, failure to thrive (FFT) and cystic fibrosis (CF).

Additionally, the clinic provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for pediatric patients with chronic and acute liver and pancreas diseases.

One of the medical tests most often used for diagnosing your child’s digestive system problem is abdominal ultrasound imaging.

Clinic: Saturdays by appointment
Doctor in charge: Dr. Mu’taz Sultan

The genetic and metabolic clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating hereditary disorders and rare syndromes in children by searching for the genetic cause of the disease. By finding the genetic cause, the subspecialist can provide an accurate diagnosis, give the appropriate treatment or refer the child to the relevant subspecialist, evaluate the accompanying risks and potential future problems, as well as help the family avoid the birth of other children with the same condition.

The subspecialist also diagnoses and treats children with metabolic disorders that may affect their growth and development . These conditions may expose children to frequent decompensations and life threatening events. Through this clinic, we can help children with metabolic problems enjoy a better quality of life by working closely with families in order to provide the best possible care.

Clinic: Thursdays by appointment
Doctor in charge: Dr. Nadira Daamseh

The pediatric hematology clinic at Caritas Baby Hospital offers diagnostic and treatment for children under the age of 18 who suffer from benign hematological diseases, including anemias of different causes such as iron deficiency anemia, thalassemia, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. In addition to leukocytes and platelets disorders and abnormal count of function.

The pediatric hematologist-oncologist also diagnoses children with clotting factors deficiency that causes bleeding tendency as hemophilia, and thrombotic disorders that lead to blood vessels thrombosis and occlusion.

The clinic's services also include diagnosing the causes of lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and bone marrow diseases such as aplastic anemia and leukemia.

Clinic: Tuesdays by appointment

Doctor in charge: Dr. Hani Saleh

The pediatric nephrology clinic at Caritas Baby Hospital offers high level medical care to infants, children, and adolescents with kidney diseases and congenital anomalies. This includes inherited kidney diseases, kidney failure, kidney stones and high blood pressure. Additionally, the clinic provides special care for patients with a transplanted kidney.

Furthermore, the pediatric nephrologist is able to diagnose and treat patients with urinary tract infections, and abnormalities in the urine such as blood and protein.

Early diagnosis of kidney diseases in children will lead to effective interventions and prevent further progression. Therefore, our hospital provides all exams required to identify kidney diseases; including blood tests, urine tests, kidney and bladder ultrasound, and voiding cystourethrogram.

Clinic: Mondays by appointment

Doctor in charge: Dr. Bassil Alghrouz

Caritas Baby Hospital is considered one of the pioneering healthcare providers in Palestine in pediatric neurological disorders. This progress is owed to our proven medical excellence and unique neurological diagnostic services of diseases affecting the nervous system and muscles, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, neuromuscular, neurometabolic and neurogenetic diseases, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), headaches, and child development problems.

In addition to the clinical evaluation, our Hospital is among the few that carries out Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Electroencephalography (EEG) and Electromyography (EMG) and brain ultrasound for infants in the Bethlehem area. It also provides treatment plans including medications, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, ketogenic diet, and Botox injection. To provide these treatments, our pediatric neurologist works closely with the orthopedic, physiotherapy, nutrition, and speech pathology teams.

Clinic: By appointment
Doctors in charge: Dr. Nader Handal and Dr. Moti’ Al-Ashhab 

The nutrition clinic at Caritas Baby Hospital offers nutrition counseling to infants and children up to 18 years of age. Our clinical dietician works directly with the patient and the family to develop nutrition plans that meet the medical needs of the child. The dietician also acts as a consultant to our medical staff by providing specialized information on therapeutic diets and milk formula preparations.

Nutrition services include the assessment of the nutritional intake, anthropometric measurements, lab tests, counseling inpatients and outpatients, and providing medical nutrition therapy to patients with various health conditions, which include, but are not limited to, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, renal failure, obesity, failure to thrive, picky eaters, and underweight children.

Our hospital is recognized as one of five hospitals in the Middle East and the only hospital in Palestine to offer the ketogenic diet as a therapy tool for patients suffering from neurological and metabolic disorders. 

Clinic: Fridays by appointment 
Clinical Dietitian charge: Natalie Abu Sa'da

The Orthopedic Clinic at Caritas Baby Hospital provides quality orthopedic care for infants and children, and diagnosis for all musculoskeletal disorders in children.

Our orthopedist is able to treat a variety of conditions, from simple fractures and flat feet to the most complicated bone deformities and musculoskeletal problems, both congenital and acquired.

Spinal deformities, cerebral palsy, feet and hip deformities and Osteogenesis imperfecta, as well as the treatment of and follow-up with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) conditions are among this clinic’s specialties.

Clinic: Saturdays by appointment
Doctor in charge: Dr. Ala’ Azmi

The pediatric pulmonary clinic at Caritas Baby Hospital provides a comprehensive evaluation of infants and children with various respiratory complaints. This includes patients with coughs, breathing difficulties, chest pain, wheezing and allergies. Our specialist provides diagnostic services and therapy for diverse respiratory diseases including asthma, chest infections, congenital lung diseases, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and patients on oxygen therapy or with tracheostomy. 

In addition, the hospital runs a national specialized clinic for cystic fibrosis (CF). CF patients from all over the West Bank are followed up at our clinic, where they receive specialized comprehensive care. We are also collaborating with other international organizations to provide more extensive diagnostic testing for patients with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD).

The pulmonary clinic diagnostic tests include pulmonary function test, sweat chloride test, nasal nitric oxide, Thoracentesis, hard copy pulse oximetry study and laryngoscopy.

Clinic: By appointment
Doctor in charge: Dr. Ra'fat Allawi

The Rheumatology clinic at Caritas Baby Hospital offers comprehensive consultation, diagnosis and treatment to infants and children with joint and/or connective tissue disorders.

Our rheumatologist is particularly specialized in treating patients with Lupus, Kawasaki Disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis with its different subtypes, acute rheumatic fever and Periodic Fever Syndromes, as well as the familial Mediterranean fever. Additionally, the specialist follows up with patients suffering from uveitis, vasculitis like Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP), Behcet's (beh-CHETS) disease, also called Behcet's syndrome, as well as connective tissue diseases, including Scleroderma and Dermatomyositis.

Our specialist works very closely with the ophthalmic optician in treating patients with different chronic iritis diseases.

Clinic: Fridays by appointment
Doctor in charge: Dr. Sima Abu So’ud

At Caritas Baby Hospital, the urology clinic offers comprehensive, high-quality care for infants and children suffering from diseases of the urinary tract and genital organs.

Among the common urological conditions occurring in infants and children are the following:

  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Vesicoureteral reflux 
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Urinary tract obstruction
  • Congenital anomalies, such as hypospadias epispadias (chordee) and ambiguous genitalia
  • Undescended testis
  • Varicocele 
  • Urinary stones


Clinic: Tuesdays by appointment

Doctor in charge: Dr. Bilal Sarhan