The mission of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center is founded on improving the quality of life of our patients while consistently demonstrating compassion for the patients as well as their parents and our colleagues. With a focus on leadership with integrity within the hospital and community, we work collaboratively to ensure optimal outcomes for every patient. The training program provides a thorough, structured curriculum that covers all elements of pediatric critical care medicine, including clinical science, anesthesia, professionalism and leadership development, with a particular commitment to research. The training program offers a unique opportunity for fellows to perform basic science research as well at the health system’s renowned Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at CCMC is one of very few PICU’s on Long Island. We admit approximately 1500 patients a year, supporting all levels of patient care with advanced therapies including extra-corporeal life support (ECMO), renal replacement therapy (RRT), inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) and high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). In addition, CCMC is the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center on Long Island. The fellowship training program is three years in length, consisting of 6 fellows in total over those three years. The division of critical care medicine has 13 full-time attending physicians with varied interest in research and other clinical programs beyond their patient care duties. These include expertise in transport medicine, educational programs, medical simulation, palliative care, quality care, sleep medicine, ECMO, and renal replacement therapies. The patients benefit from having attending and fellow level physicians present in the PICU 24 hours/day. We are the only PICU on Long Island to have a specialized nursing fellowship training program to take care of children after open-heart surgery and to provide ECMO. Further, the PICU benefits from highly skilled nurse practitioners who are an integral part of the clinical team.
Fellows will also have vast experience caring for children after surgical sub-specialty procedures including those requiring general surgery, cardiac catheterizations and surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, ENT surgery, and complex urologic surgeries.
The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training program here at CCMC is excited to attract applicants of all backgrounds who are dedicated to professional and personal development in an environment full of challenges and support. Applications are accepted through the ERAS program from July 15 through October 31.
James Schneider, M.D., FAAP, FCCP
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Training Program
Marcia White– Fellowship Coordinator