Cardiac Intensivists

Pediatric cardiac intensivists are physicians specially trained in pediatric cardiac intensive care that treat children with complex congenital and acquired heart defects. Caring for children in the 44-bed Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit, these physicians are at the core of the Heart Center’s highly specialized, multidisciplinary pre and postoperative treatment. Our cardiac intensivists are faculty in the divisions of Critical Care and Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. They also conduct research studies in children with heart disease.

Select the names of our cardiac intensivists to learn more about their special interest areas and locations. Please note, not all of our specialists are available at every location.  

Kiona Y. Allen, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Interim Medical Director, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit; Medical Director, Single Ventricle Center of Excellence; Associate Medical Director, NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Erin Bressler, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Catherine Collins, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Co-Director, Research and Academic Affairs, Heart Center

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Mary E. McBride, MD, FAAP, MEd

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Associate Fellowship Program Director

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Karl Migally, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Amy O'Connor, DO

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jamie S. Penk, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth S. Cappella, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Laura Doyle, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Emily Hanson, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Alexa Harris, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lindsay M. Jackson, APRN-NP

Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Megan Matiasek, APRN-NP

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Michelle M. Steltzer, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Single Ventricle Program Coordinator, Outpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location