Intensivists are doctors who specialize in caring for patients in intensive care.


Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital medicine.


Fellows are doctors who have finished medical school and are training in a special field. Our PICU fellows are learning to treat children's diseases. During your child's stay in the ICU, these doctors will visit your child and assist the team in your child's care.

  • Charles Bergstrom, MD
  • Ariel Chairez, MD
  • Cate Collins, MD
  • Molly Dorfman, MD
  • Erin Turner, MD
  • Kara von Zychlin, MD
  • Beryl Yaghmai, MD

Other Team Members

  • Kristin Jensen, RN, BSN, director, Intensive Care Units
  • Sonja Kvamme, RN, clinical practice manager
  • Cathie Rea, RRT, RN, MN, NE-BC, director, Intensive Care Units
  • Debbie Saknit, RN, MSN, clinical practice manager

The PICU team also includes other nurses; respiratory therapists; pharmacists; dietitians; social workers; physical and occupational therapists; and chaplains. Learn more about the members of your child's healthcare team.