University of Nebraska Medical Center

Melissa Cullimore, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care

Melissa Cullimore, MD, PhD
As a pediatric intensivist, I am honored to care for children and partner with the families while they are critically ill with life-threatening illnesses. My passion is improving the care that we provide to the children while in the ICU. Some of the sickest patients we take care of in the ICU have a virus that only causes a minor cold in other children. We are investigating the reasons while some children become so ill and the best ways to care for them and support their families through these times.

Given that children are generally healthy, I find significant value in working with other pediatric intensivists across the country though large, multi-center collaboration in groups such as PALISI (Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Initiative). Currently I am working with the PICFlu sub-group within PALISI to investigate influenza and the pediatric manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 illness including MISC.

About Dr. Cullimore


Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Graduate Certificate in Medical Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Research Interests
  • Understanding the physiologic underpinnings of severe presentations of viral URI
  • Understanding the presentation and physiology of MIS-C
  • Family Bereavement Support
Patient Care
Board Certification
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatrics
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