The expertise within the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is a collective of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, allied health professionals and administrators from diverse backgrounds and training.
Dr. Tanya Holt
Dr. Tanya Holt completed her pediatric critical care fellowship in Montreal and returned home to Saskatchewan where she is currently the PICU division head. She also provides leadership in pediatric critical care transport with a specific focus on utilization of remote presence robotic technology. She completed her master’s in community health and epidemiology.
Dr. Laurence Givelichian
Dr. Laurence Givelichian is Saskatchewan’s current Provincial Department Head of Pediatrics. At age fifteen, he made the decision to pursue medical training in Romania, and gave up his dream to play professional tennis. He completed a neonatal fellowship and pediatric critical care training at the University of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. His clinical interests include therapeutic hypothermia for brain injury.
Dr. Gregory Hansen
Dr. Gregory Hansen completed his pediatric critical care fellowship in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. He furthered his training at Johns Hopkins and Northwestern University, with a Master and Public Health and a pediatric neurocritical care fellowship. Currently he provides leadership in research and the development of our neurocritical care program. Dr. Gregory Hansen also supports Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as both an intensivist in developing nations and consultant for neurocritical care.
Jeffrey Dmytrowich was born and raised in Saskatoon and completed his training in Respiratory Therapy in Calgary, Alberta. He is a recipient of the Saskatchewan College of Respiratory Therapists’ Carestream award for excellence and the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists’ Colya Kaminiarz Professional Achievement award. Jeff is an avid outdoor enthusiast spending his free time climbing mountains and being a prominent amateur leader with the Alpine Club of Canada.
Rebecca has been an RN for 14 years spending the last 9 of those practicing in the PICU. She brings a broad spectrum of experiences to her new role as the Clinical Nurse Educator ranging from school nursing overseas in her earlier more adventurous days to most recently being an active member of the Saskatchewan Pediatric Transport team. She has become a recognized leader, mentor, and expert during her years nursing in PICU. The skills and relationships gained over time have created a supported and natural transition to her official role as PICU nurse educator.