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. 

Rajit K. Basu, MD, MS, FCCM

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

Call 1.800.543.7362

M. Ikram Akhtar, MD

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

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Colleen M. Badke, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Matthew Barhight, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Amanda C. Becker, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Cara Cecil, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Bria M. Coates, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care; Crown Family Research Scholar in Developmental Biology

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Conrad L. Epting, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Alexandra Feldman, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Sue J. Hong-Routson, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Catherine A. Humikowski, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Steven Lestrud, MD

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

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Marcelo R. Malakooti, MD

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

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Candace N. Mannarino, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology and Critical Care

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Leslie A. Mataya, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Critical Care. Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities; Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Robert E. Newmyer, MD

Medical Director, Transport Team; Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Andrew Prigge, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, MD, MBI, FAMIA

Attending Physician, Critical Care; Warren and Eloise Batts Research Scholar

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Craig M. Smith, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Eric L. Wald, MD, MSCI

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Lawren D. Wellisch, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

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Derek S. Wheeler, MD, MMM, MBA

Chief Medical Officer; Crown Family Professorship in Pediatrics

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Lauren Baker Rhem, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC, CCRN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Maria Broadstreet, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Adam Clay, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Laura Crisanti, APRN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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

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

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Emily Goldhar, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Mary Kelling, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Marian C. Malone, APRN-NP, PNP-AC

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Briseyda Morales, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Kate Morrow, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Erica E. Prendergast, MS, APRN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Mary E. Pursley, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Selina M. Rodriguez, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Amelia Rountree, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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

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

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

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

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care

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Jaime R. Braverman, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Taemyn K. Hollis, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Valerie E. Kalinowski, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Joanna R. Kuppy, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Pallavi P. Patwari, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Paul N. Severin, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Joanna C. Tylka, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Marylouise K. Wilkerson, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care Medicine

Ashley E. Wolf, MD

Attending Physician, Critical Care

Elizabeth A. Bello, MD

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

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Vytautas Sapiega, MD

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

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