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.
- 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
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