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.
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 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.
Our experts provide multidisciplinary, patient-centered pediatric critical care services for a broad range of complex conditions. Some of the more common conditions we treat include:
- Congenital cardiac conditions
- Arrhythmias and heart failure
- Asthma and respiratory failure
- Cancer and blood diseases
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure and gastrointestinal disorders
- Complex neurologic disease and epilepsy
- Traumatic injury
- Brain injury
- Sepsis and severe infections
- Immunologic disorders
At Comer Children's, our team is dedicated to helping families understand children's health challenges, needs and care during a PICU stay.
Each child's care team also includes a social worker who can answer your questions, provide emotional support to your family, address your financial concerns and more.
Additionally, our experts compiled a selection of resources to support children and their families in the transition to life after a PICU stay.
Refer a Patient
To reach pediatric critical care faculty or staff, please call Toni Payne at 773-702-3020.