Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program

 

We provided specialized pediatric neurocritical care services via a dedicated group of pediatric intensivists. Working within the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric ICU, the members of the Pediatric Neurocritical Care program provide care to children with acute neurological conditions by integrating expertise from Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Trauma Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nursing, and Respiratory Therapy. Each year, the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program co-manages the medical care of more than 700 children.

Clinical Conditions
We treat children with a wide variety of acute neurological conditions, including :

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Hypoxic/ischemic encephalopathy after cardiac arrest
  • Refractory status epilepticus
  • Brain tumors
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral vascular abnormalities
  • Acute neuromuscular weakness disorders

Advanced Fellowship Training
Our pediatric critical care fellows may opt for an additional year of advanced training through the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship track.

Location
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 5th floor

 

 

Medical Director


Dennis Simon, MD
Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine