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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Meet the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Team



Intensivists are doctors who specialize in caring for patients in intensive care.


Fellows are doctors who have finished medical school and are training in a special field. Our PICU fellows are learning to treat children’s diseases. During your child’s stay in the ICU, these doctors will visit your child and assist the team in your child’s care.

  • Charles Bergstrom, MD
  • Ariel Chairez, MD
  • Cate Collins, MD
  • Molly Dorfman, MD
  • Erin Turner, MD
  • Kara von Zychlin, MD
  • Beryl Yaghmai, MD

Other Team Members

  • Sonja Kvamme, RN, clinical practice manager
  • Cathie Rea, RRT, RN, MN, NE-BC, director, Intensive Care Units

The PICU team also includes other nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, and chaplains. Learn more about the members of your child’s healthcare team.

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206-987-2040 (unit coordinators)

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