Education & Training

Established in 1986, the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program is a three-year, ACGME-accredited program at Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), the university hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Our comprehensive program trains board-certified pediatricians to become excellent clinical and academic pediatric intensivists. Fellows should be driven by a desire to provide excellent patient care, to develop the skills to perform relevant research in their area of interest, and to become outstanding educators of medical students, residents, ancillary personnel and future fellows. The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program is designed to provide opportunities to achieve all of these goals.

What Our Fellowship Offers

Our didactic conferences include a core lecture series, case conferences, journal clubs, research presentations and quality-improvement conferences. Critical care fellows also train with high-fidelity simulation to enhance their team leadership and procedural skills.

Clinical Settings

The majority of clinical experience occurs in our 26-bed Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU). This is a "closed unit," in which the critical care team is primarily responsible for the care of all medical and surgical patients.

Patient needs span the entire range of pediatric critical care medicine, with strong representation in acute respiratory failure, septic shock, cardiothoracic surgery, solid organ transplant and neurosurgery. In addition to comprehensive education in critical care procedures and management, fellows receive extensive training in all methods of advanced therapeutics, including nonconventional respiratory support, ECMO, ventricular assist devices and renal replacement therapy.


Each fellow completes a mentored research project of their choosing. The mentored research experience is augmented by a departmental course that encompasses research study design and implementation, biostatistics, and grant preparation, as well as ethics, teaching and mentoring.

Recent critical care fellows have completed studies on various subjects such as:

  • Role of vitamin D deficiency in pediatric critical care illness
  • Biomarkers in pediatric acute decompensated heart failure
  • Myocardial failure in pediatric sepsis
  • Prevalence of arrhythmias detected incidentally by telemetry monitoring in the ICU
  • Impact of dopamine infusion on insulin secretion in healthy subjects
  • Rett's Syndrome in scoliosis surgery
  • Effects of oxygen therapy on status asthmaticus
  • PICS in pediatric ICU patients
  • Prognostic value of right ventricular pressures in pediatric ARDS

Applying for Our Fellowship

Applicants should complete their submissions through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Interviews will be held at Children's Hospital at Montefiore September through November.


All applications must be made through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Megan E. McCabe, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Hazel Morales
Fellowship Program Coordinator, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Phone: 718-741-2432

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