The mission of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellowship program at UTHSC is to train clinician scientists. Le Bonheur provides a rich learning environment for fellows with multi-ICU locations including a PICU (20 beds), CVICU (10 beds), Neuro ICU (6 beds) and Intermediate Care Unit (15 beds) as well as a rotation through the onco-critical care unit (8 beds) at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Fellowship Program emphasizes extracorporeal therapies and supports a Level 1 Trauma Center. The PCCM fellowship training program follows an ABP-oriented curriculum with protected educational time and access to mentored research at UTHSC or St. Jude. Our fellows participate in simulation boot camps, ultrasound training, ECMO course (didactic and simulation-based training) and communication/debriefing training.
Combined fellowship training is available with pediatric cardiology, hematology-oncology and infectious diseases.
- Severe sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)
- Artificial intelligence applications in critical illness
- Neurocritical care, including traumatic brain injury treatment, outcomes and associated neuroendocrinopathies
- Global Onco-Critical Care Research (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
- Social disparities in critical illness
Program Staff: Critical Care Medicine
Associate Program Director
Assistant 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