Phoebe Yager, MD, intensivist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and program director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, has been appointed chief of Critical Care Medicine for Mass General for Children (MGfC). Yager is widely lauded for her teaching, clinical abilities and the development of simulation-based training programs.

“We are extremely fortunate that Dr. Yager has accepted this new responsibility. She will ensure the continued growth of our outstanding critical care program coupling advancements in telemedicine and clinical care with the goal of providing groundbreaking treatment to our patients,” says Dr. Ron Kleinman, Physician-in-Chief at MGfC.

She succeeds Natan Noviski, MD, who has held the position since 1999. A pioneer in his field, Noviski brought pediatric critical care to the underserved using telemedicine to support the care of distant critically ill children. He will remain a senior advisor to the program and MGfC, with a focus on mentoring the next generation of critical care medicine leaders.

“I am honored to take on the role of Chief of Critical Care Medicine that, under Dr. Novinski’s leadership, has mentored a generation of leaders in the field,” says Yager. “I hope to build upon that tradition while caring for patients here and abroad while building on the unique and innovative approaches used to treat at MGfC.”