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Pediatric Critical Care

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Dr. Bradley Peterson is a pediatric critical care physician with 40 years of experience in caring for the sickest and most severely injured children. He is board certified in pediatrics, anesthesia, and pediatric critical care & has extensive experience in post-operative congenital cardiac disease.

He has served as chairman of the PICU, pediatric transport, & trauma morbidity and mortality conferences for decades. He served as the Rady Children’s hospital medical director and grew a 54-bed PICU from an 8-bed PICU in its opening in 1978.

He still cares for patients and takes regular calls. In his career, he has cared for more than 30,000 patients and achieved some of the best survival rates in the nation as measured by the National PRISM scores. He has established a pediatric trauma center, critical care transport program, and a pediatrics fellowship program, which bears his name.

He also has extensive experience in all causes of respiratory failure, shock and multiple organ failure, hepatic failure, cardiac arrest and trauma, including non-accidental trauma. And, all cases of coma including meningitis, encephalitis, and intracranial hemorrhage are also areas of expertise. Finally, additional care has included drowning, snakebite, and poisoning.

Education & Licenses

California Medial License # G021961 | Medical Doctor Degree | BA Degree