Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program


The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is normally completed in three years following residency training in pediatrics. The fellowship program seeks to develop outstanding clinicians, educators, researchers and leaders in pediatric critical care medicine. Curricula may vary based on fellow circumstances, American Board of Pediatrics approval, or other needs. Critical Care Medicine faculty include:

Applicants who are interested in combining training in pediatric critical care with other pediatric subspecialties or with other residency programs should talk with the program director as early as possible in the application process to clarify the application timeline and criteria for such training.

Year one

  • 1 month anesthesiology
  • 2 months pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU)
  • 2 weeks Progressive Care Unit (care of technology dependent children)
  • 4.5-5 months pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
  • 4-week vacation
  • 2-3 months research

Year two

  • 2 months CICU
  • 3-3.5 months PICU
  • 5.5-6 months research
  • 2 week elective
  • 1-2 weeks anesthesiology
  • 4-week vacation

Year three

  • 0.5-1 month CICU
  • 2-3 months PICU
  • 1-2 weeks anesthesiology
  • 8-8.5 months research
  • 4-week vacation

Combined Anesthesia/Critical Care Medicine

Applicants who are interested in pursuing board certification in both anesthesiology and pediatric critical care should talk with the program directors directly about the appropriate sequence of such education.

Please contact Dr. Justin Lockman at 267-426-0669 regarding pediatric anesthesiology, and Dr. Donald L. Boyer at 215-590-1888  regarding pediatric critical care.

Combinations with other pediatric subspecialties

Previous fellows have pursued critical care training in conjunction with training in emergency medicine, cardiology, neurology and infectious diseases, via either combined or sequential fellowships.

Currently, the American Board of Pediatrics allows a second (sequential) pediatric fellowship to be completed in two years rather than three if the fellowship research requirement is satisfied by the first fellowship. We will consider adapting the critical care fellowship curriculum to fulfill this option in some circumstances, and completion of a shortened fellowship is always dependent on meeting competency in all areas of fellowship training.

Applications for a separate, second fellowship are considered through the usual ERAS/NRMP process. Please feel free to contact the program director to discuss.

Other offerings

Clinical Research Certificate Program

The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) offers a Clinical Research Certificate Program designed to teach clinical research methods at a level appropriate for clinician-educators and collaborative researchers. The program is open to School of Medicine faculty, residents and fellows.

Departmental funding for participation in the program is considered for Critical Care fellows who show a unique interest and aptitude for a career in clinical research.

How to apply

Standard fellowships

All applications for standard three-year fellowships are through ERAS, the online application service of the AAMC, and positions are offered through the National Resident Matching Program Pediatric Subspecialties match.

Please do not send application materials to us directly, although if you wish us to start a file with your information, it is fine to mail or email a CV to Mrs. DiBeneditto:

Ranee DiBeneditto
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Education Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
6 Wood Suite 6033
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Phone: 267-426-9967
Fax: 267-426-5574

Combined fellowships

For combined fellowships, please call us at 267-426-9967 to see whether the application should go through ERAS. Applicants for combined (integrated multispecialty) programs may not necessarily go through the NRMP matching procedure for critical care medicine, so the timing of applications/interviews/acceptances may be shifted and spots may be filled on a rolling basis. Early inquiries are therefore encouraged. Please call with questions about combined training.

If we request a non-ERAS application, the PDF is available here. Fill out the appropriate fields, then print and mail the application.

You may also contact us for a paper application or with any questions you may have.

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Fellow conferences

In addition to the conferences listed below, fellows also participate, under faculty mentorship, in delivering the core lecture series to residents rotating in the PICU and in facilitating mock codes.


  • 7 a.m. - Cardiac catheterization/surgery conference
  • Noon - Critical Care Medicine Case Conference


  • 8 a.m. - Division Professor Rounds
  • Noon - Research Conference


  • 6:45 a.m. - Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Grand Rounds (monthly)
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Fellow didactics (lectures, simulation, core physiology and research skills series)
  • 1 p.m. - Department of Critical Care Patient safety and Quality Improvement Conference


  • Noon - Neurocritical Care Conference

Current fellows: July 2018 to June 2019

Year one

  • Maureen BaniganMedical school: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Residency: Children’s National Medical Center
  • Curran Daigle Medical school: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA. Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • Ryan Brandon HunterMedical school: University of Virginia. Residency: Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Steven LoscalzoMedical school: Drexel University College of Medicine. Residency: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • Andrew Renuart, MD — Medical school: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Residency: University of California – San Diego (Pediatrics), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Anesthesiology)
  • Anjuli SinhaMedical school: Case Western Reserve University. Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Year two

  • Andrew Butler — Medical school: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey/R.W. Johnson Medical School. Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
  • Jennifer Macdonald — Medical school: University of Massachusetts Medical School. Residency: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Garrett Keim — Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine. Residency: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Martha Kienzle — Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Residency: St Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
  • Kumaran Senthil — Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Residency: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Lauren White — Medical school: Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale Pediatrics Residency
  • Julia Slovis — Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Residency: NYP Columbia - Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York City

Year three

  • Adam Dziorny, MD — Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Residency: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Sarah Ginsburg, MD — Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine. Residency: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Brad Lindell, MD — Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Residency: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Alexandra Marquez, MD — Medical school: McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital Pediatrics Residency
  • Allison Whalen, MD — Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine. Residency: Boston Combined Residency Program