The pediatric critical care specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital are dedicated to managing the unique needs of critically ill children and their families. We understand that when your child is seriously ill, you want the best medical team available around the clock to speed your child's recovery, minimize pain, and offer support and encouragement. Our team provides multidisciplinary, patient-centered care for children with the following types of complex conditions:
- Surgical disease and trauma
- Heart-lung failure
- Cancer and blood disease
- Complicated diabetes
- Life-threatening infection and sepsis
- Liver failure
- Kidney failure
- Complex neurologic disease
At Comer Children's, experts in pediatric critical care work closely with medical and surgical specialists in cardiology, hematology/oncology, urology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, endocrinology, orthopaedic surgery and other subspecialties. This depth of experience means that your child receives care from doctors who understand the needs of critically ill children and have a thorough understanding of your child's disease or injury as well as the best treatment option. This also helps ensure your child's stable transfer and integration between units, such as from the operating room to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) or from the PICU to other pediatric units.
Each child's care team also includes a social worker who can answer questions, provide emotional support, address financial concerns, and more.