Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Burjeel Medical City (BMC), Abu Dhabi is a multidisciplinary unit that provides advanced care and life support for infants, children, and young adults with a wide variety of life-threatening issues, such as severe infections, breathing difficulties, traumatic injuries, and recovery from major surgery.

Following a family-centered philosophy of care, closely involving parents and guardians in the medical team’s decision-making, our multidisciplinary PICU team works together with a full array of pediatric experts specializing in neurology, cardiology, hematology, oncology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and pulmonology to provide most scientific and compassionate care.

Our PICU is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, staffed 24/7 with highly trained physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists, culminating in the highest level of medical care for pediatric patients.

Conditions We Treat
  • Shock
  • Toxin ingestion
  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Status epilepticus
  • Acute renal failure
  • Postoperative care
  • Acute severe asthma
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Oncological disorders
  • Tumor lysis syndrome
  • Hematologic diseases
  • Trauma and head injury
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Endocrine emergencies
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • General, cardiac and neurosurgical conditions
Treatments We Offer
  • Inotropic support
  • Neuromonitoring
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Renal replacement therapy
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Invasive and noninvasive monitoring
  • Venovenous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Special Technologies
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH)
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Team that Cares

Dr. Mohamed Hassan Nouh Abdelsamad

Consultant - Pediatric Intensive Care

Dr. Kesava Ananth Ramakrishnan

Consultant Pediatric Critical Care

Dr. Ahmed Taher Elsheikh

Specialist Paediatric