Pediatric Critical Care

Pediatric Critical CareIf your child ever has to be admitted to an intensive care unit, you want the best care possible. The UofL Physicians Pediatric Critical Care providers at Norton Children’s Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit work as a team providing critical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week for infants, children and adolescents who become critically ill or injured.

The UofL Physicians Pediatric Critical Care team consists of specialists in the management of critical illnesses.  The team directs the care of all critically ill or injured patients in the Critical Care Center.  Patient diagnoses in the critical care center include septic shock, respiratory failure, congenital heart disease (including the care of children after heart surgery), traumatic brain injury, severe asthma, diabetic ketoacidosis, solid organ transplants and various other medical and surgical illnesses.  

The Pediatric Critical Care team forms a foundation that partners with other pediatric subspecialties to give the best care to your children.  Daily multidisciplinary rounds occur between the Pediatric Critical Care team and other teams including pediatric cardiovascular and general surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric oncologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric infectious disease specialists, and pediatric nephrologists to provide the best care possible for your child.

To learn more about our Louisville Pediatric Critical Care specialists, click the Our Physicians tab.

 *Only physicians can refer patients to the PICU. Health care professionals can find more information here.

Pediatric Critical Care diseases and conditionsCritical illness or injury is defined as an illness or injury that acutely impairs one or more vital organ systems such that there is a high probability of imminent or life threatening deterioration in a patient’s condition.

UofL Physicians Pediatric Critical Care specialists see patients hospitalized with:

  *Only physicians can refer patients to the PICU. Health care professionals can find more information here.

The Pediatric Critical Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital is one of its kind in Louisville, central and western Kentucky, and southern Indiana. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians use the latest technology coupled with compassion and concern to give your child world class care and world class caring.  

  • Post-operative care for congenital heart surgeries
  • Life-saving monitoring and treatment for critically ill and injured children, utilizing the most advanced therapies and technologies
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy and hemodialysis
  • Specialty modes of ventilator management for the most severe cases of respiratory failure
  • An active pediatric research unit allowing parents cutting-edge treatment options not routinely available
  • A chaplain and social workers to help families through difficult times.
  • Pediatric critical care pharmacists
  • Medical control for pediatric transports

  *Only physicians can refer patients to the PICU. Health care professionals can find more information here.

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

The  UofL Physicians Pediatric Critical Care team sees patients in the Just For Kids Critical Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital in downtown Louisville.

*Only physicians can refer patients to the PICU. Health care professionals can find more information here.

Offices and Clinics

  • Norton Children's Hospital
    231 E. Chestnut St.
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-629-6000
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Norton Children’s Hospital

Each physician has special areas of interest which combine to form a team of experts in the field of pediatric critical care. They participate in clinical, basic science, educational, and translational research, simulation programs, education and sustainability improvements. They are experts in traumatic brain injury, cardiothoracic critical care, organ donation and ECMO. Some also specialize in acupuncture, focusing on an alternative way to provide symptom relief. They are also teachers and researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The division maintains an accredited Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. Division members routinely present their research and experience at national and international meetings.

In addition, the UofL Physicians Pediatric Critical Care team partners with other UofL Physicians teams including pediatric cardiovascular and general surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric oncologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric infectious disease specialists, and pediatric nephrologists to provide the best care possible for your child.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000