Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program
The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital offers trainees a diverse education in clinical, administrative, and research-based Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at a state-of-the-art facility. The Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Residency Matching Program for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The Program has a track record of training Fellows in specialized programs such as the Physician Scientist Development Program, Masters of Public Health programs, and combined training in two pediatric subspecialties, as well as training Fellows in general and cardiac Pediatric Critical Care.
Clinical experience is provided NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, one of the largest pediatric facilities in the country. Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital includes a pediatrics tower, which opened in the fall of 2003. This facility includes gradual expansion of the current 34-bed unit to a total of 41 Pediatric Intensive Care beds and includes a 14-bed Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU.
The rich research environment of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons is available for mentored laboratory or clinical research experience. All Fellows have an individually tailored Scholarship Oversight Committee convened to follow and advise them throughout their training in research or scholarly activities. For Fellows interested in pursuing laboratory-based research, multiple relationships exist with top laboratories at Columbia offering a rich experience in active areas of basic science investigation, including:
- Stem cells in brain injury and mechanisms of brain injury
- Cerebral and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Neuroprotectant strategies after cardiac arrest and CPR
- The role of matrix metalloproteinases in lung and cardiac injury
- The roles of aldose reductase receptors in sepsis and inflammatory responses
- Modified channel expression in cardiac myocytes
In addition, the division has an active clinical research program with on-going investigations in the following areas:
- Clinical ethics
- Pharmacologic studies
- Inflammatory states in critical illness
- Investigations of critical illness associated hyperglycemia
- Evaluation of clinical outcomes using "database mining"
- Cerebral cooling in CPR
- Interactions between families and medical systems
- Informed consent processes
Katherine V. Biagas, M.D., FCCM, FAAP
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
630 W 168th Street, CHN 10-24
New York, NY 10032-3784