Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

Welcome to the University of Chicago Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care.  Open to graduates of pediatric residency training programs, we offer a 3-year training program accredited by the ACGME.  Our fellowship program aims to train outstanding Pediatric Intensivists in both the clinical and research arenas.



Elizabeth Meinert, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship


Our Mission

Our fellowship is centered around the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago.  This state-of-the-art facility has 30 beds for PICU and cardiac intensive care patients.  The PICU team directs the care of these critically ill children together with consulting services from across the hospital, including both medical and surgical subspecialties (pediatric surgery, cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, ENT, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery).


Ahmeneh Ghavam, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Program Director, Pedaitric Critical Care Fellowship

Program AIMS

  1. To train exemplary physicians in the Pediatric Critical Care field who serve as leaders among their colleagues and ambassadors for their patients
  2. To train future academic Pediatric Critical Care Intensivists