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Pediatrics / Critical Care Fellowship

Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program

PICU HallWhy Choose Our Program?

The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program at Golisano Children’s Hospital/University of Rochester Medical Center provides comprehensive opportunities for training in the clinical, research, quality improvement, and educator skills required to become outstanding pediatric critical care providers. We are committed to maintaining a supportive, flexible, yet challenging environment with an emphasis on professional and personal balance.

Core Program with Individualized Opportunities

Our approach enables fellows to become outstanding pediatric intensivists, while at the same time customizing their training and scholarly pursuits according to their interest and career goals. Our program size permits an exceptional degree of fellow involvement in each case. Within the requirements of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program, we can modify fellow training to accommodate individualized needs and strengths, as well as hone learning to support a fellow’s specific professional interest.

Fellow at the bedsideDiverse Patient Population

Our patients present with the full range of medical and surgical critical illnesses, including the regional cardiothoracic surgery program. We collaborate and coordinate care with the full range of pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialties. We also serve a patient population with diversity across the sociodemographic spectrum.

Interprofessional Care

The PICU and PCCC (Pediatric Cardiac Care Center) promote interprofessional education and care with our team of residents, nurses, advanced practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, and child life specialists.

Fellows who have successfully completed a three-year ACGME-accredited specialty program in either Pediatric Critical Care or Pediatric Cardiology are eligible to apply for our Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship.

We also offer a comprehensive one-year, full time Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship. The program is the only one of its kind in New York State and draws from the University’s rich history of excellence in neurocritical care training. Fellows develop expertise in the management of neurocritical illnesses including traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders and status epilepticus, stroke, hypoxic injuries and more.


Our Program Aims

Andrea Hinkle

Andrea Hinkle, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program Director,
and Director, Pediatric Fellowship Education


Mykael Garcia

Mykael Garcia, M.D.,
Associate Program Director,
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

The aims of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program are to educate and develop physicians who will:

  • Provide the highest quality of patient care across the age and diagnosis spectrum, including for acute illness and trauma, complex chronic conditions and end of life care, through the acquisition and application of a comprehensive knowledge base, proficiency in critical care interventions and procedures, and compassionate and effective communication skills.
  • Provide the most up-to-date and informed care through the development and demonstration of fundamental skills in research and quality improvement, including critical evaluation of medical literature and therapeutic strategies, advancement and integration of new knowledge, and enhancement of patient safety and quality of care.
  • Provide professional and ethical leadership of a multidisciplinary team, serving as a role model and educator for students, physicians, nurses and all members of the Pediatric Critical Care team and as a consultant and collaborator with all children’s services in the institution and community, while gaining an introduction to the skills necessary to be a successful administrator of a critical care unit and program.


The Department of Pediatrics and Division of Critical Care deeply value and attend to the well-being of our fellows and residents. We are strongly committed to educating our trainees in a mutually supportive environment with an emphasis on well-being and professional and personal balance. This is evident in interactions and activities with faculty, fellows, and administration as well as aspects of the structure of the fellowship, including flexible service and call schedules.

What Makes Us Unique

Simulation Procedure Training

Advanced Degree Opportunities

Our affiliation with a large university provides access to multiple advanced degree opportunities including a Master of Health Professions Education and Master of Public Health. The fellowship structure allows time for classes and coursework. In addition, there is a 95% tuition waiver for University employees, including fellows.

PICU Doctors

Faculty Expertise

Our faculty have a broad range of clinical interests and academic expertise so trainees are exposed to diverse knowledge and opportunities in clinical care, research, and quality improvement. The trainee to faculty ratio allows for strong faculty interaction and guidance.

Pediatric Cardiac Cath Lab

State-of-the-Art Children's Hospital

UR Medicine opened a new building for the Golisano Children's Hospital in 2015. Two more floors were added in 2017 encompassing new pediatric operating rooms, a pediatric cardiac surgery center, a gastroenterology procedure suite, and a new pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

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What Our Fellows Say...

Myke Garcia, MD

"The PICU Fellowship here at the University of Rochester is unique in that it provides strong clinical PICU and Cardiac ICU training environments, while having the flexibility to be able to tailor the fellowship experience around the individual fellow. From our clinical work, research, call schedules, mentorship, and beyond, our faculty are committed to our success both professionally and personally. That is why I chose Golisano Children's Hospital for my fellowship training."

Mykael Garcia, M.D., M.S., Ed.

Post-Baccalaureate Program / American Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) at University at Buffalo Medical School
Medical School / University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Chief Residency / St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia
Hometown / Rochester, NY


from Jake Anderson, MD


"I couldn't be happier with my experience at URMC. I’ve had the privilege to encounter a wide variety of patients and pathologies and work closely with attendings and co-fellows who continue to inspire me with their expertise, passion and dedication‚Äč."

Jake Anderson, M.D.

Medical School / St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
Peds Residency / SUNY Upstate Medical University
Hometown / Lindon, UT

A National Leader in Improving Quality and Safety

ACGME has chosen URMC to be one of eight institutions to help transform the way we improve quality and safety. Our fellows play a key role in changing the clinical learning environment here at our institution and across the country. This initiative furthers our commitment to continuously improve health care by advancing the quality of physician education.

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