The area’s only pediatric intensivist team provides care to patients who require hospitalization and intensive care.


These intensivists work with local and regional primary care doctors to assure continuity of care and communication.

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Caring for hospitalized pediatric patients

  • Major medical, surgical and trauma care

  • Pediatric procedural sedation

  • Pediatric bronchoscopy

  • 24-hour pediatric intensive care coverage

  • Certified Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) nurses

  • Access to pediatric critical care transport team

What is an intensive care doctor?


A pediatric intensivist is a physician who specializes in critical care medicine for children. These physicians handle emergencies such as trauma, critical heart or lung disease, car accidents, or near-drowning that requires admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric intensivists also care for children following major surgery, or who have a condition that interferes with breathing or requires the support of a respirator. Intensivists work closely with certified pediatric nurses so everyone in your family gets the best possible care.

Meet the Pediatric Intensivists