Cardiac Care 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.  

Conrad L. Epting, MD

Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE

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

Mary E. McBride, MD, FAAP, MEd

Attending Physician, Cardiology; Associate Fellowship Program Director

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth S. Cappella, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Laura Doyle, APN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practioner, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiovascular- Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Emily Hanson, MSN, RN, CPNP

Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiovascular- Thoracic Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Alexa Harris, PA

Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular Surgery/CICU

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lindsay M. Jackson, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Megan Matiasek, APN, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Page Steadman, APN, NP

Nurse practitioner, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Michelle M. Steltzer, MSN, APN, CPNP, AC/PC

Michelle M. Steltzer, MSN, APN, CPNP, AC/PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Single Ventricle Program Coordinator; Cardiology, Cardiac Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location