Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Le Bonheur provides a rich learning environment for fellows with three ICU locations.Combined fellowship programs are available, including pediatric critical care medicine (PCCM) training with cardiology, hematology-oncology or infectious diseases. The PCCM fellowship follows an ABP-guided, faculty-directed and fellow-driven curriculum with protected educational time for the fellows’ lectures and additional clinical and research educational opportunities.

Fellows lead pediatric resident education and develop their teaching skills with one-on-one support from faculty. With a special emphasis on hands-on training, our fellows participate in monthly simulations, including procedural skills, communication and debriefing.

Research Interests 

  • Severe sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)
  • Artificial intelligence applications in critical illness recognition
  • Neurocritical care, including traumatic brain injury treatment, outcomes and associated neuroendocrinopathies
  • Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Global health
  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
  • Long-term outcomes following PICU hospitalization and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), including neuropsychological outcomes

Program Staff: Critical Care Medicine

Program Director

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Dr. Shah is a Critical Care Intensivist.

Associate Program Director

Fellowship Research Director

A. Nico West, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Physiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Fellowship Coordinator 

Rhonda Gray