Letter From the Program Director
My wide ranging and diverse clinical experience both in the United States and India have helped shape my philosophy towards patient care and education of residents and fellows. I competed my medical school in India from Dayanand Medical College, Punjab University. After completing my residency in pediatrics from St. Joseph’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, NJ, I trained for my fellowship in pediatric critical care at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD and completed the same in 2005. I have been on faculty at the Helen De Vos Children’s Hospital and Michigan State University from 2009 onwards. I strongly believe that direct patient care is the best form of education but not the only form of education. To achieve educational goals one needs to have a good balance between hands on involvement, self-motivation and proper guidance from ones teachers and mentors.
I believe that we have put together a strong fellowship training program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital which has a lot of strengths and will benefit any candidate undergoing the same. It will expose the trainee to a balance of hands on clinical training, didactic teaching, strong mentorship and excellent quality research. We have a very dedicated faculty with vast clinical and research experience and are the backbone of the program. Maintaining a good work life balance has been a priority at our division and we believe is a pre-requisite to provide excellent quality care and attaining a high quality education.
The city Grand Rapids provides an excellent environment for learning along with avenues for entertainment and self-growth. Please explore the links provided on this website to learn more about this family friendly city and all that it has to offer.
I would like to invite you to come over to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids and take a look and see if what we can offer meets your educational requirements. Once again I thank you for showing interest in our program and taking the time to look us up.
Jambunathan Krishnan, MD
Fellowship Program Director
We’re pleased that you are interested in Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Training at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. We are a busy midwestern program with more than 1400 PCCU admissions per year and approximately 6000 pediatric sedations performed every year. We have an active staff of 17 board certified Pediatric critical care physicians, six nurse practitioners and a rotating team of 4-5 resident physicians all with a common goal of providing excellent patient care.
The mission of the fellowship program is to train professionals who are ready to be excellent clinicans, academicians and leaders with a breadth of experience in the field of pediatric critical care medicine who treat patients and their families with the utmost respect.
The goals of this fellowship will be achieved by exposing the fellows to superior clinical care, strong research training and a comprehensive curriculum which includes fellow led conferences, didactic sessions, board review series, hands on learning activities, workshops and simulation.