Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

Facilities and Resources

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health offers Indiana's most comprehensive spectrum of services to care for families and their children who are suffering from the most significant medical and surgical conditions. Our patients receive preeminent care, including those suffering from the most severe lung, heart and organ system diseases, caused by an injury, severe infection, chronic illness or cancer. Riley Children's Hospital consistently ranks as one of U.S. News & World Report's 50 Best Children’s Hospitals, and remains the only ranked children's hospital in the state on Indiana.

Our specialized unit includes:

  • Two pediatric medical/surgical intensive care units on site, totaling 30 beds
  • An additional 12-bed Integrated cardiovascular ICU with specialized ICU team
  • An additional 12-bed specialized pediatric burn unit
  • Intensivist-managed procedural sedation service

Our critical care team is staffed with 18 highly-trained physicians, and a number of advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nurses and researchers. The level of care our critical care team is able to provide is unmatched throughout the state of Indiana. As a nationally-recognized pediatric research and teaching hospital and partner of Indiana University School of Medicine, we use the most innovative technologies and treatment options available to help treat our patients.

Fellows enjoy active participation in the collaborative care of all surgical subspecialty patients admitted to the PICU.  We have an active cardiovascular surgical program which does approximately 650 case per year.  .  Riley Hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center in Indiana with over 150 ICU admissions per year.  Our solid organ transplant program boasts one of the largest pediatric multi-visceral programs in the country and performs over 15 transplants per year.

Our fellows have access to IU Health’s new, state-of-art, high-fidelity simulation center.  An annual educational stipend is provided to each fellow, as well as additional travel compensation for presentation/participation at national scientific conferences.