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Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Multidisciplinary Cardiac Care

Our new pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) provides the highest quality comprehensive, multidisciplinary cardiac care for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease — including all forms of cardiomyopathy from birth through early adulthood.

We offer:

  • Coordinated care from fetal diagnosis
  • A dedicated team of nine cardiac intensivists, two cardiac surgeons, 10 cardiologists and six cardiac nurse practitioners
  • A dedicated cardiac anesthesia team
  • A cardiac ECMO program
  • A cardiac imaging program, including CT and MRI
  • A temporary and permanent ventricular assist device program
  • An electrophysiology ablation and pacemaker program
  • Pre-operative and postoperative management

Adults with congenital heart disease are co-managed with pediatric cardiologists so they can receive lifetime cardiac care within Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Our Team

Our team of pediatric cardiac critical care practitioners provide a complete range of general and specialized cardiac critical care services for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Photo of Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Goswami, M.D.

Goswami, Dheeraj Kumar, M.D.

Instructor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine
 
Photo of Dr. Kristen Leigh Nelson, M.D.

Nelson, Kristen Leigh, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Office for Pediatric Education (HOPE)
Director, Pediatric Transport
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
 
Photo of Dr. Jamie McElrath Schwartz, M.D.

Schwartz, Jamie McElrath, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Transport Team, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Critical Care Medicine
 
Photo of Dr. Jochen Steppan, M.D.

Steppan, Jochen, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anesthesiology
 
Photo of Dr. Rajeev Singh Wadia, M.D.

Wadia, Rajeev Singh, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Critical Care Medicine
 

 

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