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C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Critical Care

Michael W. Quasney, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Critical Care Medicine

The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Division has an international reputation for excellence in providing 24-hour care.

Our reputation is based on achieving the best survival rates for children who suffer from pulmonary diseases and multi-system organ failure. Data from the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (NACHRI) ranks patient complexity and acuity in this intensive care unit as one of the highest in the nation. Yet, the unit performs better then predicted in mortality and morbidity rates compared to others across the country.

Clinical Care

We are known in particular for our use of Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) for cardiac and respiratory failure and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT) for children with life theatening renal failure and other diseases.

Our division is both family-centered and multidisciplinary in approach. Parents and providers from many clinical services are members of a team that provide efficient, cost effective care, resulting in better clinical outcomes overall and greater success in treating patients.


Our research activity is diverse. It includes quality care improvements, development of predictive models for describing the epidemiology of respiratory infections, protein metabolism in renal failure, the physiology of platelets and coagulation in artificial life support circuits, and our extensive experience with extracorporeal support.


The Division of Pediatric Critical Care is committed to training leaders in the field of pediatric critical care. Our fellowship-training program prepares physicians for successful careers in academic and clinical pediatric critical care.

Contact Phone Numbers

General Information: 734-764-5302
Fax: 734-232-4683

Mailing Address

Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
1500 East Medical Center Drive
F6790 UH South / Box 5243
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5243