The Section of Pediatric Critical Care provides coverage of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in Children’s Hospital University of Illinois (CHUI) within the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. The PICU is a busy medical/surgical unit with the capacity to cover a broad range of critical illnesses and/or complex diseases in infants, children, and adolescents.

We are recognized as one of only a few PICUs approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as a certified Pediatric Critical Care Center (PCCC) in the state of Illinois. Our PICU is staffed by highly skilled nursing and ancillary specialists who, along with board certified/eligible physicians, are dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate care.

Critical Care is among the services shared in the CCH (Cook County Health) / UI Health Partnership for Pediatric Care that was announced in 2021. Participating faculty at both institutions are cross-credentialed and onboarded to provide their expertise in the care of critically ill pediatric patients at John H. Stroger Children’s Hospital of Cook County and the Children’s Hospital University of Illinois.

Meet the team:

Wang, Jenny, MD
Medical Director, PICU
Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care

Harding, Meghan, DO
Assistant Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Akintorin, Abayomi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Oranu, Chinedu, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Affiliated Faculty:

Ardila, Silvia, MD
Cook County Health
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sulayman, Naseem, MD
Cook County Health
Clinical Assistant Professor

What We Treat:

Respiratory distress and failure
Neurologic emergencies including status epilepticus
Endocrinologic emergencies including diabetic ketoacidosis
Kidney transplant and dialysis
Serious infection such as sepsis
Inborn errors of metabolism with metabolic crises
Post-operative care of surgical specialty patients including general surgery
Oral maxillofacial surgery

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