Director: Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD
Medical Co-director: Wilma Correa-Lopez, MD
Medical Co-director: Alina Dulu, MD
Nursing Supervisor: Elizabeth Melonzo, RN
This 14-bed 4 West ICU functions as a primary teaching unit. The unit admits approximately 100 patients per month.
The unit is staffed with one attending, two fellows, two senior anesthesia residents and five Critical Care PA.
Close relationships exist with the adjacent Echocardiography lab and Coronary Care Unit.
The most frequent diagnoses at the time of admission to the MSICU are severe respiratory failure, septic shock, endocrine and metabolic emergencies, hemorrhagic shock, oncologic emergencies, and neuromuscular crises. The major surgical diagnoses are extensive vascular and intra-abdominal procedures, thoracic surgery and spine surgery.
In addition to clinical exposure and teaching, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program fellows rotating through the Weiler MSICU participate in clinical research for study patients admitted or transferred to this unit.
This unit will be a center for the new surgical oncology program.