Around-the-clock care and advanced treatment options when needed most.
Our highly-skilled physicians and multidisciplinary team provide care to meet your needs in critical times.
Critical care (sometimes called intensive care) physicians provide comprehensive care for patients with severe illness or injury. Conditions commonly treated by critical care physicians include:
- Heart failure
- Liver failure
- Kidney failure
- Respiratory failure
- Traumatic injury
Select a Critical Care condition below to access information from our Health Library as well as how IU Health can help.
Indiana University Health Critical Care physicians collaborate with physicians from a wide range of specialties, including cardiology, oncology and transplant services, to deliver high-quality treatment. Our board certified, fellowship-trained physicians offer around-the-clock care and advanced treatments options, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and enrollment in clinical trials.
Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and chaplains are specially trained to care for critically ill patients and their families. We strive to meet your physical, emotional and social needs through physical and respiratory therapy, counseling and access to community resources that can assist you further.
We are building the future of critical care.
As part of our partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, we are training the next generation of critical care physicians through our Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. We train young physicians to perform clinical care as well as scientific research to continue to improve our quality of care.
Our physicians also perform their own research and are frequently published in various medical journals. Current research conducted by IU Health Critical Care physicians includes topics such as:
- Medical ethics
- Delirium in critical care
- Transplant immunology
- Chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD)
- Pulmonary hypertension
IU Health is dedicated to meeting the needs of critical care patients through advanced education, extensive research and leading-edge treatments.
Learn more about critical care
Visit the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s website for resources for both patients and their families on what to expect while in critical care. The website includes explanations of different treatments, medicines and terms you commonly hear in critical care and answers to frequently asked questions.