Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

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About Us

The MICU is a state-of-the-art 24 bed unit equipped to manage critical illness. Our physicians are board-certified in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, providing critical care services to patients suffering life-threatening illnesses such as (but not limited to) shock, sepsis (severe infections), pneumonia, acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation, acute kidney injury possibly requiring hemodialysis, gastrointestinal bleed, complications of cancers, and severe metabolic abnormalities.

Contact Us

To find out more about our Medical Intensive Care Unit services, please give us a call.

West Main Phone: 310-267-7440
East Main Phone: 310-267-7441

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Research & Clinical Trials

In addition to being recognized for its outstanding clinical care, UCLA Health is also a premier research institution, so you may be asked to participate in one or several studies.

Post-ICU Recovery Clinic

Being discharged from the ICU is a huge milestone. However, there can be challenges in adjusting back to daily life. We created the Post-ICU Recovery Clinic at UCLA to help ICU survivors navigate this recovery journey.

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3 Wishes Program Team

3 Wishes Project

To improve the end-of-life experience for patients, loved ones and their care teams, the MICU introduced the 3 Wishes Project.


Illustration by Bill Robles

"This is Our Moment"

For everyone delivering care to COVID-19 patients in UCLA Health System’s ICUs, the pandemic has been a dark and tumultuous time, but also one that has been brightened by surprising flashes of light and hope. Illustrations by Bill Robles.

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UCLA Health March Trailblazer

Meet our March 2021 Trailblazer:

Catherine Fairbanks, BSN, BS, MFA
Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Yury Elkind Campaign

#TeamLA: PAPRs for All

Together with his colleagues, Yury Elkind launched a personal fundraising campaign to support UCLA Health in purchasing 86 PAPRs (Powered Air Purifying Respirators), which provide caregivers with a constant flow of filtered air and simultaneous protection for the eyes, nose, and mouth.