Pediatric Specialties — Pediatric Critical Care
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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
Ilana Harwayne-Gidansky, MD
Erin Hulfish, MD
Uchechi Oddiri, MD
Rahul Panesar, MD
Daniel Sloniewsky, MD
Catherine Urban, MD

Our Nurse Practitioner:
Kathleen Culver, DNP, RN, CPNP