We will train the future leaders in academic pediatric critical care medicine. We do this by demonstrating excellence in clinical practice and a commitment to the advancement of the science and practice of pediatric critical care.
The PCCM fellowship program was established at Seattle Children's Hospital in 1988 in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. In 1997 the division moved to the Department of Pediatrics and since that time has been under the direction of Dr. Jerry Zimmerman, Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. Our primary objective is to prepare pediatricians for careers in academic pediatric critical care medicine. Clinical skills are developed in the Pediatric, Cardiac, and Burn/Trauma ICUs at Children's Hospital and Harborview Medical Center complemented by rotations in Anesthesia and Sedation Medicine. Accomplishment in scholarly activity and research is a priority, and the UW/SCH is particularly strong in several areas relevant to pediatric critical care, including pulmonary biology, cardiovascular disease, immunology/infectious diseases, neurosciences, trauma/burns, sepsis, bioethics, Global Health, quality improvement, and translational research. Fellows may choose to complete a Masters degree or certificate program during their training, and recent graduates have completed programs in Public Health, Epidemiology, Bioethics, and Medical Management.