Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Critical Care Research

The following list presents some of the breadth of research efforts in the division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. You can also view a recent list of publications by our faculty and fellows here.

Meredith F. Bone, MD
Research interests include long term effects of critical illness on children including any impact on quality of life and neurocognition and causes and effects of delirium on patients in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Conrad Epting, MD
Research interests are focused on cardiac niche specification, cell-cell fusion, and cell surface engineering.
Denise M. Goodman, MD, MSc
Research interests include health services research, evidence-based medicine, and outcomes analysis, and clinical studies of new therapies.
Elora Hussain, MD
Research interests include neurocritical care, pediatric stroke, hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, hepatic encephalopathy, intracranial hypertension, and clinical approaches that may minimize secondary brain injury.
Michael Kelleher, MD
Principal interest centers around lung injury, particularly as it relates to mechanical ventilation and clinical approaches that can prevent secondary injury. A second area of interest is medical informatics, including early research in the application of fuzzy logic-based computational intelligence to medical decision making.
Steve Lestrud, MD
Research interests include pulmonary mechanics and infectious aspects of pulmonary disease.
Kelly N. Michelson, MD
Research interests include end-of-life issues and palliative care, including parental attitudes and cultural differences in approaching end-of-life decision making.
Zehava L. Noah, MD
Research interests include pulmonary habilitation, management of traumatic head injury, and complementary medicine.
Ranna A. Rozenfeld, MD
Research interests include shock, intestinal ischemia, inflammation and remote organ injury, and the role of oxygen free radicals in inflammation. Other interests include extracorporeal circulation, carbon monoxide poisoning, transport medicine, PICU quality and resident education.
Craig M. Smith, MD
Research interests include neurocritical care, traumatic brain injury, hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, intracranial hypertension, and therapeutic hypothermia.

For more specifics on the research activities being conducted in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, please visit the division page on the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute website.