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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

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Erin Bressler

Erin Bressler, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Catherine Collins

Catherine Collins, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Conrad L. Epting, MD

Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Karl Migally

Karl Migally, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Amy O'Connor

Amy O'Connor, DO, MSCI

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Jamie S. Penk

Jamie S. Penk, MD

Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology

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Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Elizabeth S. Cappella

Elizabeth S. Cappella, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Outpatient Cardiology

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Laura Doyle

Laura Doyle, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Alexa Harris

Alexa Harris, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Call 312.227.4240

Emily Hoyt

Emily Hoyt, APRN-NP

Advance Practice Provider, Interventional Cardiology

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Lindsay M. Jackson

Lindsay M. Jackson, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient Cardiology

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Megan Matiasek

Megan Matiasek, MSN, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC/PC

Manager, Inpatient Cardiology and Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery Advanced Practice Providers

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

Michelle M. Steltzer, APRN-NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Single Ventricle Program Coordinator, Outpatient Cardiology

Call 1.800.543.7362