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Pediatric Critical Care Fellows 2019-2020

Our goal is to create an environment of collegial scholarship and apprenticeship for trainees that fosters learning and growth for both fellows and faculty. Within this environment, we wish to nurture the development of empathy, respect, professionalism, scholarly inquiry, clinical excellence, and effective leadership as traits essential to practitioners of pediatric critical care medicine.

The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship is an ACGME accredited three-year program for Board eligible/certified physicians in Pediatrics or Medicine-Pediatrics. The program is accredited for 12 PICU fellows and matches three to four trainees per year.

Our program has a dual focus for the subspecialty trainee:

  • Acquiring and refining expertise in managing critically ill children in a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary, pediatric critical care unit.
  • Developing research interests and skills.

Specific information regarding objectives and duties of fellows is available in the following PDF documents:

Research training is an integral part of the fellowship. The 36 months of fellowship includes 15 months of clinical service, 9 weeks of vacation and 18 months of scholarly activity. Fellows are expected to participate in a core curriculum of lectures in the basics of research; including study design, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts and grants.

Extensive options for both basic science or clinical research experiences are available through collaboration with the broad spectrum of lab-based and clinical scientists at Vanderbilt University. The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) will play an integral role in the successful completion of a project.

Selected individuals may also be selected to participate in T32 Research Training Grants sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics with the ability to seek a Masters of Public Health or Masters of Science.

PubMed Collection of Fellows Research Publications

Pediatric Critical Care Unit
The 42-bed Pediatric Critical Care Unit admits about 3,000 patients each year. We care for patients from all medical and surgical services at Vanderbilt. In addition, Children’s Hospital is a major referral center for various pediatric subspecialties including:

  • Pediatric trauma
  • Organ transplantation (heart, kidney, liver, and bone marrow)
  • Cardiothoracic surgery 
  • Burns
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Urologic surgery

Advanced technologies in life support and critical care are also utilized in the intensive care unit including:

Contact Information

Stephanie J. Conrad, M.D., Fellowship Director
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
5112 Doctors' Office Tower
Nashville, TN 37232-9075
Phone: (615) 936-1302
Fax: (615) 936-3467
Email: stephanie.j.conrad@vumc.org

Geoffrey M. Fleming, M.D., Associate Fellowship Director
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Email: geoffrey.fleming@vumc.org

Kristi Whitman, Program Coordinator
Email: kristi.a.whitman@vumc.org

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