Contact Critical Care Medicine at CHAM


When complications arise and seconds matter, the board-certified pediatric intensivists at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) are called in to treat critical pediatric cases from around New York City, Westchester County and the Northeast region.

Our physicians have been honored regionally and nationally for their contributions to the practice of intensive care medicine to children. In addition, our fellowship training program, one of the two original critical care fellowship programs in New York City, ensures that we not only practice the most state-of-the-art medicine but also contribute to the future of pediatric critical care medicine. Our doctors work closely with surgeons and primary care physicians to provide the highest quality care for each child.


George Ofori-Amanfo, MBChB, FACC

We're a full-service, family-centered critical care unit with pediatric critical care fellows and attendings on site 24/7/365. We invite families to participate in the care of their child.

George Ofori-Amanfo, MBChB, FACC

Chief, Critical Care Medicine


IMG_6775_316x210.jpgThe Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) at CHAM excels at treating post-surgical patients and those with acute respiratory conditions or sepsis. We bring the full resources and expertise within CHAM to provide the most comprehensive level of compassionate care to children dealing with life-threatening health issues where every minute counts. Our multidisciplinary approach means that if needed, your child can have immediate access to our renowned team of heart surgeons, cardiologists, infectious disease specialists, hematologists, nephrologists and other experts who treat illness and medical complications—including acute respiratory failure, septic shock, traumatic injury from accidents, encephalitis, complex cardiac surgery and more.



ThinkstockPhotos-78744198_316x210A medical fellowship in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) at CHAM is a rewarding, career-advancing experience. Critical care fellows accepted into our rigorous program get the challenging opportunity to treat and observe the rare, congenital and critical care cases of a diverse population from New York and around the world. Established in 1986, the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at CHAM and Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our comprehensive training includes all aspects of pediatric critical care. Fellows work alongside 11 subspecialty board-certified pediatric intensivists. In addition to comprehensive education in standard critical care procedures and management, fellows receive extensive training in all methods of advanced therapeutics, including non-conventional respiratory support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ventricular assist devices and renal replacement therapy.




Our emphasis on technological advances places us among the finest critical care units in the region. Over the years, our excellent clinical care has been complemented by our ongoing research efforts in numerous areas—including BiPAP, inhaled nitric oxide and noninvasive mechanical ventilation—as well as the numerous clinical studies we conduct to advance pediatric critical care medicine.



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