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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.

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 »


  • Carleen Zebuhr, MD, presented at SEECMO (the 27th annual Specialist Education in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Conference​) on the Management of Refractory Hypoxemia During VV ECMO: The Case for a Standardized Approach and Algorithm in June.

  • Peter Mourani, MD, was invited to Cincinnati Ohio to participate in the Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety Ventilator Associated Events​ initial planning session to develop a testable improvement strategy to implement harm prevention in mechanically ventilated children.

  • The Pediatric Kidney Injury and Disease Stewardship Program, (and its co-leaders Katja Gist, DO, Danielle Soranno, MD, and Timothy Stidham, MD), received the Quality and Patient Safety Award for outstanding contributions to organizational performance improvement, patient safety and/or clinical outcomes from Children's Hospital Colorado​.

  • Carol Okada, MD, who directs pediatric inpatient programs at Denver Health​, will be our Affiliate Vice Chair for that institution.