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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. 

Meredith F. Bone

Meredith F. Bone, MD, MSCI

Interim Division Head, Pediatric Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

 M. Ikram Akhtar, MD

M. I. Akhtar, MD

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Colleen M. Badke

Colleen M. Badke, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Matthew Barhight, MD

Matthew Barhight, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Amanda C. Becker

Amanda C. Becker, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Bria M. Coates, MD

Bria M. Coates, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Conrad L. Epting, MD

Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS

Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Sue J. Hong-Routson, MD

Sue J. Hong-Routson, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Russell Horowitz, MD

Russell Horowitz, MD

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Catherine A. Humikowski

Catherine A. Humikowski, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Steven Lestrud, MD

Steven Lestrud, MD

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Marcelo R. Malakooti, MD

Marcelo R. Malakooti, MD

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH

Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Robert E. Newmyer

Robert E. Newmyer, MD

Medical Director, Transport Team; Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto

L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Craig M. Smith, MD

Craig M. Smith, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Derek S. Wheeler

Derek S. Wheeler, MD, MMM, MBA

Chief Medical Officer; Crown Family Professorship in Pediatrics

Call 1.800.543.7362

Katie K. Wolfe

Katie K. Wolfe, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Brittany Brennan

Brittany Brennan, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Adam Clay

Adam Clay, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Laura Crisanti

Laura Crisanti, APRN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Laura Finn

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

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Stephanie A. Gierman

Stephanie A. Gierman, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Emily Goldhar

Emily Goldhar, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Caroline Hodgson

Caroline Hodgson, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Elizabeth M. Hoppe

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

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Christina D. Miller

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Briseyda Morales

Briseyda Morales, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Katie R. Morrow

Katie R. Morrow, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Brittney L. Pfister

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

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Erica E. Prendergast

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Amelia Rountree

Amelia Rountree, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Lauren Sorce

Lauren Sorce, APRN-NP, CPNP, AC/PC, FCCM

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Lindsey Swigart

Lindsey Swigart, MSN, APRN-NP, RN, CPNP-AC

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Theresa J. Talley

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

Call 1.800.543.7362

Elizabeth A. Bello, MD

Elizabeth A. Bello, MD

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

Vytautas Sapiega, MD

Vytautas Sapiega, MD

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

Call 1.800.543.7362