Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan houses 30 beds for critically ill and injured children with medical or surgical illnesses requiring the highest level of intensive treatment and monitoring.

Dr Michael Quasney
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

The University of Michigan Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital houses 30 beds for children with medical or surgical illnesses requiring the highest level of intensive monitoring or therapy. The PICU provides 24-hour care by a multidisciplinary care team of nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists -- all led by board-certified pediatric intensivists, critical care fellows, and pediatric residents. Our PICU enjoys an international reputation for excellence in the care of children with respiratory failure, especially those who require artificial organ support. The intensive care of asthma, increased intracranial pressure, respiratory failure, sepsis, multiple organ failure, nosocomial infections, bereavement, and teamwork are subjects of ongoing research. Nationally recognized programs in artificial organ support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), hemodialysis and hemofiltration are unique to this critical care unit.

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is a quaternary children's hospital and is recognized as one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the country. We provide the full spectrum of pediatric primary and subspecialty care. The majority of fellow training occurs in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The PICU is a 24 bed state-of-the-art unit providing care to a wide range of critically ill and injured children. The unit serves patients from general medicine, general surgery, transplantation, trauma, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, orthopedics, and plastic surgery, among others.

In addition, the unit also enjoys a national reputation for expert care in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Additional training occurs in the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Unit (PCTU). The PCTU is a 20 bed unit that provides care for patients with a full spectrum of cardiovascular disease. Fellows also have access to a wide range of mentors both within and external to the division to pursue scholarly interests spanning clinical, basic science, translational, and educational research.

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows.  An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under "Prospective Residents/Fellows."  

Contact Phone Numbers

General: 734-764-5302
Fax: 734-232-4683

Mailing Address

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
F6790, UH South SPC 5243
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5243