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Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Medicine | More

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


Karen Fauman, MD, is a specialist in pediatric critical care medicine. She is a nationally recognized expert in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and associated technologies.

Dr. Fauman's clinical and research interests include the use of ECMO and psychosocial aspects of critical care in children. She is one of a limited number of physicians in the United States who is board-certified to provide pediatric palliative care services to children with life-limiting illnesses.


Medical Education

  • University of Michigan Medical School


  • University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital


  • University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Care

Languages Spoken

  • English