Families can rely on the largest and most experienced Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Idaho at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. Our highly trained team is dedicated to saving the lives and protecting the brains and bodies of young, critically ill patients. Utilizing the most advanced technology available, we care for children who have serious respiratory problems such as pneumonia or asthma; are recovering from complex surgeries or injuries; are dependent on medical technology such as ventilators; or are experiencing organ failure.
Erin Powell, MD is an attending pediatric intensivist who provides care for critically ill infants and children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Powell earned her medical degree from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Following residency and fellowship training at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Dr. Powell was an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Kentucky where she was also an associate director for the pediatric residency program, the advanced development director for pediatrics, and medical director of pediatric resuscitation.
Dr. Powell received the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Critical Care Small Grants Award for Young Investigators in 2015 and the American Thoracic Society Section on Medical Education Research Grant in 2021 for her work in medical education. She has received numerous teaching awards and participates in committee work for several national organizations.
Outside of work, Dr. Powell enjoys spending time outside being active with her husband and daughter.