Pediatric Intensive/Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric Intensive/Critical Care Medicine

The Samuelson Children's Hospital cares for children with critical illnesses and injuries through its state-of-the-art Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, or PICU. Our staff of board-certified pediatric intensivists, nurse practitioners and nurses who specialize in taking care of the sickest of children are specially trained to care for children with critical illnesses. Here the patient and family are the true focus of medical and nursing care.

Many children require procedures which will help diagnose and treat various illnesses. Many of these procedures are painful or require them to remain still for long periods of time. Our team provides sedation for them to minimize and often totally alleviate their anxiety and potential pain associated with such procedures.


Faculty | Conditions Treated | Patient Information | Locations and Contact Information | Ways to Help


Pediatrician Scott Penfil, M.D., Division Head
Osei Owusu, M.D.

Conditions Treated

  • Severe infections and Shock
  • Children having difficulty breathing on their own
  • Life-threatening complications from childhood cancers
  • Uncontrollable seizures
  • Life-threatening anemias
  • Severe infections and shock
  • Overdoses of household plants, chemicals, and drugs
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Patient Information

    Dear Families Welcome Letter

    Locations and Contact Information

    Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital
    2401 W. Belvedere Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21215

    Admissions/Transfers/LifeLink: If you are a health care provider and would like to arrange a patient admission or transfer to the inpatient service, a sedated procedure, a consult with a hospitalist or subspecialist, or get follow up information on a discharged patient taken care of by the hospitalist service, please call our Sinai Hospital LifeLink Access line at 410-601-LINK(5465)

    Ways to Help