The Division of Pediatric Critical Care seeks to provide critical care services for infants and children in the Mountain West. Our division includes 21 clinical faculty, 10 research faculty, and nine fellows in training.

Many faculty have additional graduate degrees with wide-ranging academic expertise. We encourage fellows to expand their skills by providing financial support to fellows to take classes at the University.

Critical Care Fellowship

The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the University of Utah/Primary Children's Hospital (PCH) places each fellow in a well-designed clinical and research program, emphasizing skills for future academic success.

Since its inception in 1988, the fellowship continues to evolve by meeting the educational needs of its participants. The 21 clinical and 10 research faculty members are committed to training academic pediatric critical care physicians.


A goal of the program is for each fellow to complete a research project accepted for publication and present it at a national meeting.

This year two fellows won research awards at the Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Learn more>>

Clinical Experience & Faculty

Our faculty cover three ICU services (CICU and two PICU services) with 24 hour in-house PICU attending presence. This allows each fellow's clinical experience to meet their educational goals rather than serve staffing requirements.

Instruction in research design and methods also enhances our clinical experience, preparing fellows to complete original research projects. Explore our training program.



Andrew G. Smith M.D.

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Venu Amula M.D.

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Program Director: Andrew G. Smith, MD
Email: andrew.gerald.smith@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-662-2471
Fax: 801-662-2469

Sharon Marron
Program Coordinator
Email: sharon.marron@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-7572
Fax: 801-581-8686