Our faculty includes twelve Pediatric Intensivists and Pediatric Cardiac Intensivists that mentor our Fellows. Close relationships with faculty from other Divisions provide additional scholarly oversight to our Fellows.
Rainbow is one of the most well-funded research institutions in the country (ranked #7 in 2016 among medical school-based Pediatrics Departments), and our Division is active in many areas of research. Research and clinical interests of our faculty include acute respiratory failure, global health, conventional and evolving ventilatory strategies, post-intensive care outcomes, health disparities, head trauma, medical education, infectious disease, disaster management, administration, and ECMO.
Steven L. Shein, MD
Dr. Shein became Chief of Pediatric Critical Care in March, 2019. His training included an additional fellowship in pediatric neurointensive care. He serves as the Director of the UH Rainbow PICU Clinical & Translational Research Program and is the Chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Research and Epidemiology Section Committee. His research focuses on critical bronchiolitis and on long-term neuro-cognitive morbidity after critical illness. He is also the Associate Program Director for the PICU Fellowship Program.
Katherine Slain, DO
Dr. Slain is the Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. She joined the faculty in 2016 after completing her training at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Her primary research interest is the impact of socioeconomic status on pediatric critical illness, and was recently awarded a pilot grant by University Hospitals to support her work.
Ingrid Anderson, MD
Dr. Anderson joined the PICU faculty in 2014 after completing her pediatric critical care fellowship at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s. She serves as the Director of Pediatric Simulation for UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s. She is completing the Educational Scholar’s Program through the Academic Pediatric Association. Simulation-based education, feedback and educational curriculum development are her primary professional interests. She is the Rotation Director for residents in PICU and the Co-Medical Director of Pediatric Transport.
Ira Cheifetz, MD
Dr. Cheifetz is a pediatric cardiac intensivist with focused expertise in congenital heart disease, cardiorespiratory interactions, mechanical ventilation, and extracorporeal life support. Dr. Cheifetz is an active clinical and translational NIH funded researcher who has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and chapters, and presented at numerous national and international scientific symposia.
Jason Clayton, MD, PhD
Dr. Clayton joined the faculty at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's in 2017. He is the Co-Medical Director of Pediatric Transport in charge of quality improvement. His research interests include the epidemiology and health outcomes of community-associated C. difficile in pediatric patients and the influence of the microbiome in critically ill children.
Renee Devor, MD
Dr. Devor joined the faculty at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's in 2019. Her training includes an additional fellowship in pediatric cardiac critical care medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and specialized training in pediatric ultrasonography from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Her academic interests include mechanical ventilation, quality improvement and resident/fellow education.
Nicole Johnson, MD
Dr. Johnson is board-certified in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. She is the Co-Medical Director of the Pediatric Sedation Unit. She is an active member of the Society for Pediatric Sedation and serves on multiple committees. Dr. Johnson is also interested in physician and patient advocacy and is an active member of the Ohio State Medical Association as well as many grassroots physician organizations. She is passionate about the safe practice of procedural sedation, lowering the cost of medical care for all Americans and solving the national physician shortage. Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University and earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2011.
Kathryn Miller, MD, MA
Beyond her service in the division of pediatric critical care, Dr. Miller serves in a number of educational roles. She is the Pediatric Core Clerkship Director for UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Director of Sciences and Art of Medicine Integrated at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. As an Associate Director for the UH Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics, Dr. Miller also coordinates ethics education for UH Rainbow and regularly teaches pediatric ethics for the Case Western Reserve University Department of Bioethics master’s degree program. Her scholarly pursuits center around pediatric shared decision making and medical student education.
David Speicher, MD
Dr. Speicher is a pediatric critical care physician in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Dr. Speicher is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. His special interests are pediatric extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation and resuscitation. He was named to the medical staff at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in 2010. Dr. Speicher earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa., and a doctorate in medicine from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. He served his residency in pediatrics at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del., and fellowship in pediatric critical care at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Dr. Speicher has been the Medical Director of Quality Assurance for UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital since 2014, charged with managing all root cause analyses and quality assurance cases throughout the department and overseeing divisional quality assurance committees. He was named Medical Director of the cardiothoracic ICU in 2019.
Richard Speicher, MD
Dr. Speicher has served as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit since 2013. In addition, he serves as the Co-Director for Critical Care for the Pediatric Trauma Program at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital as well as representing pediatrics on the UH Cleveland Medical Center Organ Donor Council. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Pediatric MCCKAP and On-Line Module Development committees and has been awarded the 2014 Annual Scientific Award and 2016 Presidential Citation by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Anne Stormorken, MD
Dr. Stormorken is a board-certified pediatric intensivist. She is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Pain Service at UH Rainbow, and the Co-Medical Director of the Pediatric Sedation Unit. Her interests include ICU delirium and the use of early mobilization to improve the long-term outcomes of critically ill children. She is the President-elect of the Society for Pediatric Sedation.
Philip Toltzis, MD
Dr. Toltzis has nearly 30 years of experience in pediatric critical care. He is dually trained in pediatric infectious disease, and his research interests have focused on the epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance in children.