Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship


About the Program


The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine is committed to training clinical and academic leaders in the field of Pediatric Critical Care. The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine currently consists of over 80 pediatric critical care, cardiac intensive care, and anesthesiology attending physicians. 

The clinical training of our fellows occurs at the Medical Center Campus of Texas Children’s Hospital, an internationally recognized, full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.  It is the largest pediatric hospital in the United States and an affiliated hospital of Baylor.  The 2021 - 2022 edition of Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Children’s Hospital third in the country among the nearly 200 pediatric centers. For the thirteenth straight year, Texas Children’s’ Hospital was placed on the Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll of best pediatric institutions. Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the only 10 children’s hospitals across the country to achieve the Honor Roll designation, and the only hospital in Texas – and the southern United States – awarded this distinction. The critical care units and the Heart Center, which includes the Cardiac Intensive Care units, are in the Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower. The Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower consists of 19 floors for the Divisions of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology that also includes the Cardiac Catheterization labs, as well as, the Cardiovascular high acuity operating rooms. 

Our fellowship program, with 21 fellows, is the largest in the country and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. We have been training fellows in pediatric critical care medicine since the early 1980s and have trained more than 130 fellows to date. Our pediatric sub-specialty training program is 36 months in duration with approximately 21 months spent on clinical service and approximately 15 months spent engaging in scholarly activities. The program provides fellows with experiences that encompass breadth and depth in both clinical practice and scholarship.


Director's Message


Program director Danny Castro, D.O., M.Ed. talks about the program, division and city that are important for prospective trainees to know.

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