Pediatric Intensive Care

Patient and doctor at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Critically ill or injured infants, children and teens who need continuous observation and ongoing treatment receive care in Lutheran Children's Hospital pediatric intensive care. The PICU team includes critical care specialists, nurses, child life specialists, social workers, dietitians and other support staff -- all trained to meet the unique needs of young patients requiring advanced care.

Injuries and illnesses treated in pediatric intensive care vary greatly. Examples include:

  • Severe asthma
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Severe pneumonia
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Seizures
  • Cardiac failure

Pediatric Critical Care Specialists
Lutheran Children's Hospital has four pediatric critical care specialists who treat seriously ill infants, children and teens while they are in intensive care. These physicians coordinate each patient's care with an extended team of doctors, nurses and other healthcare specialists.

Daniel Abraha, MD, FAAP

Daniel Abraha, MD, FAAP

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • General Pediatrics

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Fellowships:

  • Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellow, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Pediatric Critical Care Fellow, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.

Residencies:

  • Pediatric Resident, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
  • Surgical Resident, Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Pediatric Resident, Ethio-Swedish Children's Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Medical Education:

  • Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

David Lankford, DO, FAAP

David Lankford, DO, FAAP

Board Certification:

  • Pediatrics

Board Eligibility:

  • Pediatric Critical Care

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians

Fellowship:

  • Pediatric Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit

Residency:

  • Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit

Medical Education:

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania

Patrick Noonan, DO

Patrick Noonan, DO

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics

Board Eligibility:

  • Pediatric Critical Care

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Fellowship:

  • Pediatric Critical Care Fellow Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Residency:

  • Pediatric Resident Advocate Children's Hospital Park Ridge, Illinois

Medical Education:

  • Midwestern University Downers Grove, Illinois

Vinit Patel, MD

Vinit Patel, MD

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Fellowship:

  • Pediatric Critical Care Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis

Residency:

  • Pediatrics SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, New York

Medical Education:

  • St. George's University School of Medicine Grenada, Caribbean
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Working hand-in-hand with pediatricians and specialists, Lutheran Children's Hospital offers families expert pediatric medical care in an environment filled with imagination and color. The Lutheran Children's Hospital is located inside Lutheran Hospital at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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