Critical Care Specialists

The following physicians and advanced practice nurses specialize in treating children in the Lefkofsky Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Please note, not all of our specialists are available at every location. Select their names to learn more about their special interest areas and locations. 

Z. L. Harris, MD

Division Head, Pediatric Critical Care; Posy and John Krehbiel Professorship in Critical Care Medicine

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

M. I. Akhtar, MD

PICU Site Leader, Lurie Children's at Cadence Health

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Meredith F. Bone, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Bria M. Coates, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

John M. Costello, MD, MPH

Medical Director of the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit; Director, Inpatient Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Sabrina F. Derrington, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Conrad L. Epting, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Sue J. Hong-Routson, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Russell Horowitz, MD

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Michael Kelleher, MD

Chief Medical Officer; Crown Family Professorship in Pediatrics

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Steven Lestrud, MD

Medical Director, Respiratory Care; Attending Physician, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Marcelo R. Malakooti, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lauren E. Marsillio, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Erin D. Paquette, MD, JD, MBe

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Ranna A. Rozenfeld, MD

Medical Director, Transport Team

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Craig M. Smith, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Katie K. Wolfe, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth A. Bello, MD

Intensivist, Lurie Children's at Cadence Health

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Maria Broadstreet, APN, NP

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Adam Clay, APN, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Laura Crisanti, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Christina DeMars, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jacqueline S. Elegant , RN, MSN, CPNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Laura Finn, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPNP-PC/AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Christine Renke, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Vytautas Sapiega, MD

Intensivist, Lurie Children's at Cadence Health

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Thomas P. Shanley, MD

Chairman of Department of Pediatrics and Founders' Board Centennial Professor; Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lauren Sorce, APN, NP, CPNP, AC/PC, FCCM

Manager, Pediatric Critical Care, Neurocritical Care, Palliative Care and Almost Home Kids APNs

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lindsey Swigart, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location