Department and Faculty
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship faculty
Mayo Clinic's Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine includes more than 100 physicians specializing in more than 40 areas of pediatric and adolescent medicine. These physicians provide care ranging from routine checkups to complex surgical procedures. Annually, Mayo Clinic treats more than 50,000 children and adolescents, including 5,000 hospital patients.
Within the department, the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine includes five board-certified pediatric critical care physicians, each of whom holds an academic appointment in the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. All members of the faculty teach medical students, residents and fellows from other services rotating through the Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PICU) and supervise patient care.
The PICU admits more than 1,000 medical and surgical patients every year. Their conditions vary from common community-related diseases to highly complex disorders. This variety encourages interaction with staff in other areas, such as the Mayo Clinic Center for Congenital Heart Defects, the Division of Pediatric Surgery, the adult critical care group, and the pediatric and adult trauma services. It also exposes learners to a multidisciplinary approach in patient care.
The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit cares for immediate postsurgical correction in patients with congenital heart disease and is the center for the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program. The model of care involves pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons with experience in adult and pediatric congenital heart disease and the pediatric anesthesiology group.
The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship also emphasizes simulation-based education and provides you with a strong foundation if you wish to become a simulation-based educator or program developer.
Advisers and mentors
The fellowship's graduate education advisory system provides you with comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You choose a faculty adviser who serves as your primary contact.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.