Division of Pediatric Critical Care | NYU Langone Health

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Department of Pediatrics Divisions Division of Pediatric Critical Care

Division of Pediatric Critical Care

Specialists in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care at NYU Langone Health deliver high-quality, innovative, family-centered care for children with acute and life-threatening diseases or injuries. Division members provide critical care services in general pediatrics, general surgery, neurosurgery, trauma, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and craniofacial disorders.

Pediatric critical care specialists in the division provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for a wide variety of critical illnesses, including respiratory failure, sepsis, seizures, and status epilepticus, and postoperative care for a broad array of surgical procedures.

Division experts provide state-of-the-art technological and medical support for cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurologic failure. This includes invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation, high-frequency ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), bedside ultrasound, and 24-hour video electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring.

Clinical services are provided in two locations: the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, and the PICU at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. At Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, a 20-bed unit is staffed by board-certified and board-eligible pediatric critical care physicians, as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Medical oversight of the transport of all pediatric patients to and from Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street is also provided.

At both locations, pediatric intensivists provide in-house PICU coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and supervise and educate pediatrics residents, medical students, and pediatric emergency medicine fellows.

The multidisciplinary PICU team also includes registered nurses trained in critical care, transport nurses, respiratory therapists, pediatric pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, speech–language pathologists, nutritionists, social workers, and child life specialists.

In addition, division residents receive hands-on training in the treatment of children who are critically ill at the PICUs at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street and Bellevue. Continuing medical education offerings include the Pediatric Intensive, Cardiac, and Neonatal Intensive Care Collaborative Conference, a one-day course that emphasizes the importance of collaboration and standardization of key practice principles across intensive care units.

Division Leadership

Arun Chopra, MD
Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care

Sharon Calaman, MD
Associate Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care

Lauren Paletti, MPA
Division Administrator

Division Faculty

Sharon Calaman, MD
Arun Chopra, MD
Moshe M. Cohn, MD
Heda Marie R. Dapul, MD
Ariel Daube, MD
Michelle Korn, DO
Logi Rajagopalan, MD
Michelle M. Ramirez, MD
Alan Salas, MD
Laura Santos, MD
Laura S. Schroeder, MD
Ami Shah, MD
Christine A. Zawistowski, MD