Our Team

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:

Katharine V. Biagas, MD, Division Chief
Erin Hulfish, MD
Grace Ker, MD
Uchechi Oddiri, MD
Rahul Panesar, MD
Daniel Sloniewsky, MD
Randi Trope, DO
Catherine Urban, MD

Our Nurse Practitioners:
Tara Flocco, RN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dawn McLaughlin, RN

Stony Brook Children's Services is offering Telehealth services which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home.

To see if your pediatric needs can be met virtually, please call Stony Brook Children's Service at (631) 444-KIDS.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit stonybrookmedicine.edu/telehealth.

Cómo unirse a su visita médica de telesalud de Stony Brook con la aplicación Microsoft Teams