Faculty Program Leadership
Dr. Beyda earned his medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine of Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Louisville Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky and his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at John Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Beyda came to Phoenix Children's in 1982 to build the PICU to care for children with critical care needs.
Patricia A. Teaford, MD
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Dr. Teaford is the Program Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Teaford completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2011 Dr. Teaford completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona School of Medicine.
Kitman Wai, MD
Associate Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Dr. Wai serves as the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Wai holds a Bachelor's degree in biochemistry and master's degree in biology (molecular genetics) both from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Wai received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She completed her Pediatrics residency and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Wai's clinical interests include critical care nephrology and sepsis pathophysiology.
Vincent Curley, MBA
Vincent Curley is the Program Coordinator for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Riverside and an MBA from Arizona State University.