Rainer G Gedeit, MD

Clinical director, Critical care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Best Doctors 2013Dr. Gedeit is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. He has a special interest in continually improving care for hospitalized children.  He is a national leader in the area of reducing central line associated bloodstream infections in children.  He advocates for improving transparency of outcomes data so that families can make educated decisions on obtaining healthcare for their children. He works for active family involvement in the care and decision making for their children and stresses good communication between healthcare workers and families.

Dr. Gedeit is active in research to determine the best ways to manage severe infections and comfort in critically ill children.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Critical care
  • Septic shock
  • Respiratory failure
  • Sedation in critically ill children

Education & Awards

  • 1987, Loyola Univ of Chicago-Stritch School of Med, MD
  • 1990, Loyola Univ of Chicago-Stritch School of Med
  • 1994, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 1987 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 1993 Society of Critical Care Medicine Founders Post Fellowship Research Grant in Critical Care Medicine
  • 1993 The Dr. Elaine Kohler Award for Humanity in Medicine 
  • 1997, 2000 Outstanding Teacher of the Full-Time Pediatric Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin 
  • 2003 - Present Best Doctors in America
  • 2008 - 2011 MCW Outstanding Medical Student Educator
  • 2012 “Top 5 Teachers of Residents”, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2013 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Research & Publications

  • Randomized Evaluation of Sedation Titration for Respiratory Failure
    NHLBI (U01 HL086622 and U01 HL086649)
  • Epidemiology and Immune Response to Life-Threatening Influenza Infection in Children and Young Adults
    Children’s Hospital, Boston (CDC subcontract)
    Institutional Principal Investigator
  • The Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model (PERSEVERE)
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (NIH Subcontract)
    Site Principal Investigator
  • U.S. Attitudes and Perceived Practice for Non-Invasive Ventilation in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Failure.
  • Critically Ill Children During the 2009-2010 Influenza Pandemic in the United States.
  • Defining sedation-related adverse events in the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Relationship between caloric intake and length of hospital stay for infants with bronchiolitis.
  • Testing the Prognostic Accuracy of the Updated Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model.

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