Cardiology In The Department of Pediatrics

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit


A separate CVICU was established at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in 2001 and is directed by Dr. Catherine Krawczeski, a double boarded cardiac intensivist. Faculty members include Drs. Ritu Asija, David Axelrod, Josh Cisco, Sushma Reddy, Stephen Roth, Andrew Shin, Vamsi Yarlagadda, Justin Yeh, and Gail Wright. This 20-bed unit provides a post-operative interdisciplinary environment for pediatric cardiac surgical patients that includes surgeons, cardiologists, critical care physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. The CVICU is also a center for the implementation clinical research protocols.

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