Nicholas Ettinger, MD PhD


Primary Specialty

Critical Care

Leadership Titles

Fellowship Program Director, Critical Care Medicine, Assistant Professor


Board Certification
Am Bd Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine), American Board of Pediatrics
Doctor of Philosophy:
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Medical School:
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt Unversity School of Medicine


Pubmed Profile



Nick Ettinger, MD, PhD, is a Critical Care Medicine Physician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and serves as Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ettinger earned his medical degree and completed his PhD studies at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine where he concentrated in immunology and genetics of resistance to Leishmania chagasi infection. He completed both his residency and fellowship training at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Ettinger is a passionate academic and clinician educator who currently serves as the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program Director. His focus revolves around educating trainees at all levels, providing excellent care to critically ill children, and enhancing and improving patient safety in the ICU. As a former US Peace Corps volunteer, Dr. Ettinger has a long-term interest in global health, specifically in pediatric critical care capacity development, education and training to improve acute recognition, and early intervention skills for the care of severely ill hospitalized children in resource limited settings.

Focus of Practice

  • Critical care medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Global health
  • Early intervention skills for the care of severely ill hospitalized children in resource limited settings
  • Medical education
  • Patient safety


Childrens Physician Group - Critical Care

Egleston Hospital, 1405 Clifton Rd NE 4th Floor Atlanta, GA 30322 Get Directions 404-785-2311

Professional Affiliations

  • AAP Section on Critical Care (AAP SOCC)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS)

Research & Publications

Dr. Ettinger’s research interests include pediatric critical care, global health and sickle cell disease.