Dr. Andrew Kiraguis an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis. He is also an Associate of the Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialist’s group and provides pediatric critical care at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota and Gillette Children’s Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He completed his undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and subsequently graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He served his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Minnesota. As a pediatric intensivist, Dr. Kiragu cares forcritically ill and injured children and has particular expertise in neurotrauma and neurocritical care. He has been an invited speaker for lectures locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on numerous trauma, traumatic brain injury and PICU-related topics. He has received recognition by colleagues as a Minnesota “Best Doctor” and “Top Doctor” in the Minnesota Monthly and Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s respectively. He is also engaged in injury prevention efforts regionally and statewide and serves on the boards of Safe Kids Minnesota and the Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance.
Dr. Kiragu is a strong advocate on behalf of children and is a Past President of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.He continues collaborative efforts with colleagues in Kenya through education and clinical service. He is a faculty member of the combined Pediatric Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program co-sponsored by Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Nairobi and based at Kijabe Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital.