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Physician team in PICU

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine provides expert, multidisciplinary care for a broad spectrum of conditions impact infants, children and teenagers within the UNC Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU).  Providers deploy a wide-variety of treatments and life support functions such as cardiac ECMO.  In addition to superior patient care, the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is one of the premier multidisciplinary training programs in the Southeast. Our faculty are leaders throughout Pediatrics and UNC Health, including the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center, the Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement, TeamSTEPPS™, and Pediatric Schwartz Center Rounds.


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  • Matthew Pizzuto, MD

    Pizzuto named Physician Service Leader of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

    Dr. Matthew Pizzuto, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics has been appointed Physician Service Leader of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) in the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. He has served as interim PCICU service leader since 2021. We look forward to Dr. Pizzuto’s continued leadership in his new role.

  • 2023 AOE FLAGship Composite

    Academy of Educators FLAGship Program Welcomes Pediatric Fellows & Faculty for 2023-2024

    We are excited to congratulate Pediatrics department members who were recently included in the 2023-2024 cohort of the AOE FLAGship Program!

  • 2023-2024 New Pediatrics Fellows

    Welcome to Our 2023-2024 Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows

    We are excited to welcome to the newest group of fellows/subspecialty residents to UNC Children’s! Our fellowship programs are committed to fostering the development of future generations of physicians and scientists who will go on to improve the health of children in North Carolina and across the globe.

  • Joyner & McNeal-Trice

    Joyner & McNeal-Trice Elected to American Pediatric Society

    The American Pediatric Society (APS) council members have formally elected Benny Joyner, MD, MPH, and Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, to Active membership with the society. Active member nominations are accepted for individuals who reside in the United States or Canada who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose important contributions are recognized nationally and/or internationally, as determined by the Council, and who have well-established credentials as teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose contributions have advanced child health.