About Our Program
The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program provides a rich clinical experience at the 487-bed Children’s Health℠ Children's Medical Center Dallas, which provides quaternary-level care for children in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The 44-bed PICU has approximately 2,000 admissions per year and has 24/7 coverage by in-house pediatric critical care attendings. Fellows care for a wide range of critical illness in this high-volume ICU, with significant exposure to advanced modes of mechanical ventilation, CRRT, solid organ transplants, ECMO, and trauma. The Division also provides intensive care in the Children’s Medical Center in Plano in a 12-bed PICU.
The 30-bed state-of-the-art cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) provides care for children with congenital heart disease as well as other cardiac diseases. Fellows spend a significant portion of their training in this unit, learning how to care for complex congenital heart disease. The unit has an active heart transplantation service as well as a VAD program. Fellows interested in a career in cardiac intensive care medicine may pursue an additional year of training in the CVICU.
In addition to clinical care, the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine is involved in basic science research, sponsored clinical trials, and clinical translational research, as well as national collaborative studies. 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 275 faculty members focused on the problems of child health, working in basic science and clinical research. The Pediatric Residency Program is among the top programs 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. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to pursue research training on NIH sponsored UT Southwestern Medical Center.
UT Southwestern Medical Center has among its distinguished faculty:
- 6 Nobel Prize winners
- 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences
- 19 members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine)
- 17 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences