Pediatric 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

Site leader, PICU at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Central DuPage Hospital

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Colleen M. Badke, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Matthew Barhight, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Amanda C. Becker, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • 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

Sabrina F. Derrington, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

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

Steven Lestrud, MD

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

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Marcelo R. Malakooti, MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Operations and Medical Innovation; Medical Director of Lefkofsky Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Robert E. Newmyer, MD

Medical Director, Transport Team; Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Erin D. Paquette, MD, JD, MBe

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI

Attending Physician, Critical Care; Bernard L. Mirkin, PhD, MD Research Scholar

  • 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

Derek S. Wheeler, MD, MMM, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Katie K. Wolfe, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Brittany Brennan, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Adam Clay, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Laura Crisanti, APRN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Emily Goldhar, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Caroline Hodgson, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth M. Hoppe, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Christina D. Miller, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Briseyda Morales, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Katie R. Morrow, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Brittney L. Pfister, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC, CCRN

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Erica E. Prendergast, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Amelia Rountree, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lauren Sorce, APRN-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, APRN-NP, RN, CPNP-AC

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

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Theresa J. Talley, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Elizabeth A. Bello, MD

Pediatric Intensivist, PICU at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Central DuPage Hospital

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Maria Broadstreet, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Vytautas Sapiega, MD

Pediatric Intensivist, PICU at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Central DuPage Hospital

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location