Rainer G Gedeit

Rainer G Gedeit, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Children’s Wisconsin since 1991
  • Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Gedeit is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. He has a special interest in continually improving care for hospitalized children.  He is a national leader in the area of reducing central line associated bloodstream infections in children.  He advocates for improving transparency of outcomes data so that families can make educated decisions on obtaining healthcare for their children. He works for active family involvement in the care and decision making for their children and stresses good communication between healthcare workers and families.

Dr. Gedeit is active in research to determine the best ways to manage severe infections and comfort in critically ill children. 


  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Critical care
  • Respiratory failure
  • Sedation in critically ill children
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Education and Awards


  • 1987, Loyola Univ of Chicago-Stritch School of Med, MD


  • 1990, Loyola Univ of Chicago-Stritch School of Med - Pediatrics


  • 1993, Medical College of Wisconsin - PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (PEDIATRICS


  • 1987 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 1993 Society of Critical Care Medicine Founders Post Fellowship Research Grant in Critical Care Medicine
  • 1993 The Dr. Elaine Kohler Award for Humanity in Medicine 
  • 1997, 2000 Outstanding Teacher of the Full-Time Pediatric Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin 
  • Best Doctors in America
  • 2008 - 2011 MCW Outstanding Medical Student Educator
  • 2012 “Top 5 Teachers of Residents”, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2013 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Research and publications