Yale has long been a pioneer in the field of pediatric critical care. In the early 1960s, a Yale physician started the world’s first newborn intensive care unit in recognition that such young patients needed an area with concentrated resources in order to deliver the best and safest care.

Today, our skilled physicians, who are trained in pediatrics and critical care medicine, stabilize, evaluate and treat infants, children and adolescents with life-threatening medical and surgical problems. We work collaboratively with pediatric specialists and surgical specialists, as well as those in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, to bring a multidisciplinary approach to critical care.