Critical Care Center

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The Critical Care Center (CCC) was established in February 2017.

The CCC is designed as a multidisciplinary program that unites key stakeholders and experts involved in oversight of critical and progressive (intermediate or step-down) care at MSK. Our team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, technicians, residents and fellows, and other support staff (respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, occupational and physical therapists, case managers, patient representatives, chaplains, and social workers). The goals of the CCC include streamlining, standardizing, and improving the quality of critical care services as well as patient flow of acutely ill patients across MSK. Additionally, the CCC facilitates critical care education and training, informatics and data management, and oversees critical care quality assurance, and provides research opportunities.

Critical Care Center Units
Critical Care Advanced Care Specialized Services
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)  Step-Down Unit (SDU) - medical step-down, surgical step-down and ventilator dependent units Respiratory Therapy
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Neuro Advanced Care Unit (NACU) Sepsis
  Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) patients requiring advanced postoperative care Rapid Response

Directors

Neil A. Halpern, MD, MCCM, FCCP, FACP
Neil A. Halpern

Director, Critical Care Center; Chief, Critical Care Medicine Service; Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy

Melissa Barzola
Melissa Barzola

Associate Director, Critical Care Center; Director of Advanced Practice Providers, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Medical Leadership

Memorial Sloan Kettering neurologist Edward Avila
Edward K. Avila

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurology; Co-Director, Neuro Advanced Care Unit

Alessandro R. De Camilli
Alessandro R. De Camilli

Associate Director, SDU

James M. Isbell
James M. Isbell

Director, SDU

Monique James
Monique James

Associate Director, SDU

Ilya Laufer, MD
Ilya Laufer

Neurosurgeon and Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Tumor Surgery Program; Co-Director, Neuro Advanced Care Unit

Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric critical care physician
James S. Killinger

Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit