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Welcome to PCCM


The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan houses 22 beds for children with medical or surgical illnesses requiring the highest level of intensive care and monitoring. The PICU provides 24-hour care by a multidisciplinary care team of nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists -- all led by board-certified pediatric intensivists, pediatric critical care fellows, residents, and nurse practitioners. Our PICU enjoys an international reputation for excellence in the care of children with respiratory failure, especially those who require artificial organ support. Nationally recognized programs in artificial organ support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and continuous hemodialysis (CRRT) are unique to our critical care unit. In addition, the faculty in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine lead some of the most cutting edge research to better understand the pathobiology of critical illness and develop novel therapeutic strategies and life-saving technologies to better care for critically ill and injured children.



We are proud to share a recent addition to our educational mission, Custer's Core Curriculum.

Developed by one of our newest faculty and a former fellow, Dr. Kevin Kuo, it was developed in honor of the founding member of our division, Dr. Joe Custer, whose tireless efforts have benefited the lives of so many critically ill children and educated so many young physicians in our Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program.


Donate today to the Little Victor's Family Endowment Fund.

The LIFE Fund is an endowment established in 2015 for the sole purpose of ensuring the optimal care of critically ill and injured children for generations to come. This endowment will support unique opportunities for acquiring advanced expertise and funding of research opportunities for Fellows in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. It will help to develop innovative approaches toward advancing pediatric critical care. The LIFE Fund will specifically support fellow educational programs, state, national and international outreach efforts, quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, innovative research projects and long-term outcome assessments. All gifts are tax deductible.




03.08.17 Congratulations to one of our fellows, Dr. Erin Carlton, on receiving the 2017 Clinical Research Award from the Society for Pediatric Research for her abstract submission!
10.31.16 Today we welcomed Stephanie Robell, MSN, CPNP-AC to our group! We have now grown to a total of 8 Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioners!
10.17.16 Today we welcomed Max Pizzo, MSN, CPNP-AC to our group! Our group of Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioners continues to grow!
07.01.16 Today, the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program welcomes 3 new members! We are looking forward to the next 3 years with Drs. Steve Gorga, Joe Kohne, and Jeff Weatherhead!
07.01.16 We are thrilled to have a new faculty member join us: Dr. Paula Silva will be working jointly with PCCM and Hurley Medical Center!
05.13.16 Congratulations to PICU Nurse Jenny Hartl for being the 2016 recipient of the John R. Crosby Excellence in Critical Care Nursing Award!