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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 »


  • Emily Dobyns, MD, received a 2016 Career Teaching Scholar Award from the Department of Pediatrics, CU SOM.

  • Rachel Fisherkeller, PNP, (as part of the Orthopedic Spine Team), received the 2016 Excellence in Quality and Patient Safety Award from Children's Hospital Colorado. This award honors a multidisciplinary team in the hospital who has made an outstanding contribution to organizational performance improvement, patient safety and/or clinical outcomes.

  • 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.