Marie Steiner

Professor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine & Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Transfusion Medicine Committee Chair


Dr. Steiner is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology/Oncology as well as the Division of Critical Care. She attends on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and conducts Pediatric Hematology and Hemostasis clinics at the M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital Journey Clinic.

Dr. Steiner received her MS degree in Genetics at the University of Minnesota in 1978 before earning her MD there in 1982. She remained at the University of Minnesota, completing her internship and residency in Pediatrics in 1985 and then both Hematology-Oncology and Critical Care post-doctoral fellowships in 1989. She moved to West Virginia University in 1990. At WVU, she started a pediatric bone marrow transplant program. She also served as pediatric critical chair division chair and PICU director, and started a PICU fellowship. She returned to the University of Minnesota in 1997, and has been the PICU Fellowship Director here since 2007.

Dr. Steiner's academic appointment is in the Clinical Scholar Academic track. She is an advisor to multiple medical students, residents, and fellows and has mentored several in their clinical research projects.

She serves on several additional hospital committees, including the University of Minnesota Infection Control, Pediatric Infection Control, and Transfusion (co-chair).

Dr. Steiner's clinical research is focused on hemostasis and transfusion practice in critically ill children. Dr. Steiner has participated in the publication of over 50 articles, teaching manuals, and book chapters. She is a member of several professional societies, including American Society of Hematology, International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and Society of Critical Care Medicine. She also holds leadership positions in the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators.

Research Summary

Coagulopathology of Critical Illness; Use of rFVIIa in Non-Hemophiliac Populations; Hemostasis in Congenital Cardiac Surgery Patients; Hemostasis Management of Extracorporeal Circuits; Transfusion Practice in Critically Ill Children

Clinical Summary

Bleeding and clotting disorders; Critical care for oncology and blood and marrow transplant; Hemostasis management of extracorporeal circuits; Transfusion practice


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
MS in Genetics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Critical Care and Hematology-Oncology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honor, M Physicians (2022)
Outstanding Mentor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2024)
Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics
Best Doctors in America®
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Excellence in Service Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota



Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
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420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Contact

Elizabeth Hendrickson Nalli
Administrative Phone: 612-626-5501
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