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Pediatric Clinical Division

Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Division

The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Division is regarded as one of the top clinical and academic divisions in the world. 19 full-time faculty, 16 first-rate fellows and top-notch critical care nurse practitioners staff state-of-the-art 36-bed pediatric intensive care and 12-bed cardiac intensive care units (ICUs) at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) of UPMC. The ICUs provide maximum supervision and support of pediatric patients of all ages who are at risk for, or suffering from, acute, life-threatening conditions.

Over 3,500 children are admitted to the PICU-CICU complex each year. Because CHP is the only pediatric hospital for a catchment area of approximately 2 million people—Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio, nearly all critically ill children from this large area are admitted to CHP. In addition, CHP is a national/international referral center, with outreach across the globe.

Quality patient care is complemented by cutting-edge science. Always looking to push the field forward and make an impact for the world’s sickest children, the division boast’s over $11 million in grant funding for clinical and scientific research in 2010. A thriving academic faculty and fellowship accounts for over 1,100 scholarly publications in the medical literature. View all publications by PCCM faculty here.