Professionals

Faculty Program Leadership

Heidi J. Dalton, MD
Division Chief, Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Dalton is the Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Dalton completed her Pediatrics residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has been the Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital since 2009. Dr. Dalton directs the research program in the division, is the Director of Pediatric and Cardiac ECLS, and is an internationally renowned expert in ECLS.

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. Dr. Teaford recently completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Lisa M. Grimaldi, MD
Associate Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Grimaldi serves as the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey—New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Grimaldi completed her residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian. She has a special interest in congenital heart disease and has focused her clinical career in the cardiac intensive care unit setting. Dr. Grimaldi is also interested in graduate medical education and has been involved in building educational programs and curriculum for residents and fellows in the Cardiac ICU.

Vincent Curley, MBA
Fellowship Coordinator

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.

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