The PICU at Tisch Hospital

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Tisch is currently staffed by seven full-time pediatric critical care specialists who actively collaborate with surgical subspecialties including: general pediatric surgery, ENT, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery.  Together with our medical subspecialists, we specialize in the complex, multi-dimensional medical care of children.  These areas often include: pediatric neurology and epilepsy, pulmonology, hematology/oncology, cardiology, infectious disease, endocrinology, rheumatology among others.

The PICU at Tisch provides 24/7 in-house coverage by a pediatric critical care attending who supervises the pediatric residents on duty.  Rotating Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows are also involved in the care of patients in the PICU.

Parents are invited to join the rounding team in Family Centered Rounds. 

Registered nurses with special training and interest in critical care work in the PICU.  Respiratory therapists are present 24 hours a day to assist the pediatric critical care team in mechanical ventilation and other aspects of respiratory care.  Supporting staff also include pediatric pharmacists, social workers, child life specialists, nutritionists, and physical/occupational therapists.