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Welcome to Critical Care Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Critical Care Medicine provides inpatient clinical services at Children's Hospital Colorado, in Aurora, Colorado. 

  • We are recognized as one of the top pediatric critical care research programs nationally, with one of the highest levels of extramural funding within a critical care section.
  • The SCCOR Program entitled “Lung Vascular Diseases in Infants and Children: Mechanisms and Treatment” was one of only two programs funded in the U.S. to study pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
  • We are actively involved in national efforts to improve patient safety and promote quality improvement in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Please explore our Web site for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

We provide care via an integrative approach, using the expertise of pediatric intensivists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, & other medical subspecialists. MORE »

We offer a variety of educational programs including a 3-year Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Children's Hospital MORE »

Our work includes research at the basic molecular and cellular levels, as well as translational biology and physiology studies. MORE »


  • Chris Newman, PA-C, was awarded Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine at the annual Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress. He is only the 12th Physician Assistant to be named a Fellow.
  • Dr. Carleen Zebuhr was awarded the Children's Hospital Division of Nursing 5th Annual Nursing Excellence Award, which was hosted by the Executive Nursing Council.
  • Dr. Eva Grayck is a new Member of the Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.
  • A document entitled American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society Joint Guidelines for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension was just approved by the Executive Committees of both societies. This international project was conceived and led by Steve Abman, MD, and included several members of the University of Colorado faculty, including Dunbar Ivy, MD, John Kinsella, MD, Kurt Stenmark, MD, and Robin Deterding, MD. This is the first formal guidelines on the care of children with pulmonary hypertension and resulted from 4 years of work by an international group of clinicians and scientists with expertise in pulmonary hypertension.
  • Dr. Peter Mourani was invited to present his work entitled “BPD and Pulmonary Vascular Development: Lessons from Echocardiography” at the 8th International Conference of Neonatal and Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease in San Francisco, CA.