About Our Program
Children's Medical Center Dallas
Critical Care Services at Children’s Medical Center Dallas has a total of 65 PICU beds, making it one of the largest critical care services in the United States. Admissions to these units total 3,600 patients annually with numerous patients requiring VV/VA ECMO. Patients with the full spectrum of critical illnesses are referred to the PICU/CVICU.
Faculty members from the Division of Pediatric Critical Care ensure continuous 24-hour coverage 365 days a year and provide excellent patient care. In January 2011 we began in-house call 24/7 in the CVICU.
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine treats patients within the full spectrum of tertiary care and is involved in basic science research, sponsored clinical trials, and clinical translational research, as well as national collaborative studies. We have the support of five NIH-funded grants, one of which has been continuously funded for more than 20 years. The division maintains a high profile at regional, national, and international meetings, with numerous presentations and invited lectures given by faculty and fellows.
The Department of Pediatrics
Our department has more than 200 full-time faculty members focused on the problems of child health, working in basic science and clinical research. The pediatric residency program is one of the finest in the country. The department offers fellowship training programs in many other subspecialties, including Allergy/Immunology, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics/Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, and Academic General Pediatrics. Further training is available in pediatric cardiac intensive care, pediatric palliative care, and opportunities for research training on NIH sponsored T-32 Grants are available.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center has among its distinguished faculty:
- 5 Nobel Prize winners
- 19 members of the National Academy of Sciences
- 19 members of the Institute of Medicine, including our Department Chairman, George Lister, MD
- 15 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences