Pediatric Critical Care - Baton Rouge, LA

Pediatric Critical Care

When your child is faced with a life-threatening illness or injury, it takes a healthcare team with special skills and a hospital with advanced tools to offer critical care. At Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, we are the only Louisiana hospital with Fellowship-trained critical care doctors on staff 24/7 in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, or PICU.

Additionally, the Trauma Center at Our Lady of the Lake is the only Level-designated trauma center in the region. It is equipped with the latest technology to deliver the highest level of life-saving care to both adults and pediatric patients in urgent care situations.

When your child needs rapid transport, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital can dispatch its Transport Team at a moment’s notice by either ambulance or helicopter.  Experienced medical professionals can begin treating patients immediately during transport, and the on-site helipad means critically ill patients can have access even sooner to life-saving equipment.


Critical Care Specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Brian Binck, MD received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Dr. Binck completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and a pediatric critical care Fellowship at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine.

Jeffrey S. DeMare, MD received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his residency and Fellowship in pediatric critical care at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. DeMare is Board Certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association.

Kelechi Iheagwara, M.D., MPH, received her M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She then completed a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship through The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Iheagwara also holds a Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management degree from Columbia University. She is Board Certified in pediatric critical care medicine.

Firdous Laique, M.D., received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia. She completed her Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Laique was recently awarded Faculty of the Year honors for her outstanding teaching of residents from the LSU/Earl K. Long Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Stephen Papizan, MD, received his medical degree and completed a pediatric residency at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. Dr. Papizan completed a pediatric critical care Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia of Augusta.

Critical Care services provided by:

Pediatric Intensivists of Louisiana
5000 Hennessey Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

24 hours, 7 days a week

(225) 765-8842