A Message from the Program Director:

University of Florida and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children are pleased to jointly offer an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program in Orlando, Florida.  The fellowship is based at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a Central Florida tertiary care free-standing children’s hospital that is ranked among the nation’s best by US News and World Report.  The hospital is the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and is located in Orlando’s vibrant downtown.  Orlando is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and is a world-class tourist destination.    

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Orlando Health / Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is committed to train fellows to become independent and competent pediatric critical care physicians capable of providing the best possible care.  The program emphasizes the fundamentals of clinical diagnosis, patient assessment, and management, including multisystem support.  Fellows learn to diagnose and manage respiratory failure, shock, oncologic emergencies, neurological emergencies, trauma, brain injury, cardiac failure, and pre- and post-cardiac surgery issues in infants, children, and adolescents.  Our critical care units incorporate the latest technologies for our patients, including high-frequency ventilation, continuous dialysis, and ECMO.  Individuals who complete this training will be skilled clinicians, educators, and physician-scientists that can contribute to advances in the field. 

Our group of 11 faculty include experts in pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiac intensive care, patient safety, quality, and medical education.  The curriculum includes rotations in our pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, anesthesia, and research / scholarly activity.  Whether your goals lie in academic medicine or private practice, we hope that you will consider our Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program at the University of Florida at Orlando Health / Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

William Patten

William D. Patten, MD
Program Director
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
University of Florida at Orlando Health
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
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