Pediatric critical care is a complex and highly sophisticated branch of medicine. To deliver it well requires a strong multidisciplinary team: pediatric specialists; pediatric subspecialists; nurses; respiratory therapists and other therapists (speech, occupational and physical); pharmacists; child life specialists; and social workers. In total, the department — led by Dr. Margaret Parker, named Master of Critical Care Medicine in 2014 — has about 40 specially trained staff nurses caring for patients. Physicians throughout Stony Brook Children's interact and collaborate with the PICU.
As a closed unit, the PICU's physicians, known as pediatric intensivists, oversee and coordinate all the members of each child's care team.
Our intensivists include:
Our Nurse Practitioner:
Kathleen Culver, DNP, RN, CPNP