University of Pittsburgh, Critical Care Medicine Department, School of Medicine

We are the nation’s first and foremost stand-alone department of critical care medicine. From our historical roots in anesthesia we have grown into a research powerhouse with globally-acclaimed investigators who focus their endeavors on:

  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Resuscitation research
  • Brain injury
  • Organ dysfunction, support and recovery
  • Health services research, health policy, e-research and medical ethics

Our clinical enterprise sees faculty and staff deliver care to critically ill and acutely injured adult and pediatric patients at 16 intensive care units across six UPMC hospitals.

Each year we train over 30 clinical fellows to be outstanding intensivist physicians. Each trainee completes a broad critical care curriculum that includes hands-on care, didactic education, and cutting-edge use of simulation and web-enabled learning.

Use this website to find out more about what we do and to learn about the groundbreaking thought leaders from the University of Pittsburgh who shaped our profession.