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Pediatric Critical Care Providers

Dr. Sangita Basnet

Sangita Basnet, MD

Dr. Sangita Basnet is an Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She completed a three-year fellowship in critical care at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (2002) and a three-year pediatric residency at Cook County Children's Hospital in Chicago (1999). She earned her medical degree at Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine in Kathmandu, Nepal (1993).

Dr Basnet is board certified in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatrics, and is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics. Her overarching goal and vision is to improve child health and health outcomes within the pediatric intensive care unit, nationally, and internationally. Her principal focus has been on quality improvement, patient satisfaction and family centered care, team building, and fostering an environment of safety culture. Her research interests include optimizing management of diabetic ketoacidosis, status asthmaticus, and procedural sedation. She is also keenly interested in international healthcare and has played a key role in establishing pediatric and neonatal intensive care units in her native country, Nepal. She is now leading a taskforce to standardize pediatric critical care in Nepal. Dr Basnet has published and presented widely on pediatric critical care in resource limited countries and quality improvement interventions in the pediatric ICU.

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Dr. Giovanna Carprirolo

Giovanna Caprirolo, MD

Dr. Giovanna Caprirolo joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of pediatrics in 2012. She provides care of patients that are admitted to the pediatric critical care unit in Springfield and is a member of SIU Medicine, the medical school’s practice group.

Caprirolo completed her fellowship in pediatric critical care at the Medical College of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (2012) and her residency in pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine (2009). She earned her medical degree at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon in Bolivia (2004).

Caprirolo is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Dr. Ryan Majcina

Ryan Majcina, MD

Ryan Majcina, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine. He is also a member of SIU Medicine, the medical school’s group practice. Before joining SIU, Majcina worked as a pediatric intensivist at Mercy Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (2014). He completed a pediatric residency at John’s Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, in 2009 after earning his medical degree at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield (2006). Majcina graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame (2002). He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

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Kimberly Powel, MD

Kimberly Powell, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She is also a member of SIU Medicine, the medical school’s group practice. Before joining SIU, Powell worked as a general pediatric hospitalist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she also completed a pediatric critical care fellowship (2016). She completed a residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after earning her medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2011, 2008). Powell earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Chicago (2004). Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

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