Marie Steiner, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Marie Steiner

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-2778

Fax 612-626-2815

Office Address:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
D-557 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
MMC 484 Mayo
8484B (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Rick Jacobson

Administrative Email

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

PICU Fellowship Program Director; Transfusion Medicine Committee Chair

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Critical Care and Hematology-Oncology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MS, Genetics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Excellence in Service Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2020)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors” (2010, 2012-2018, 2020, 2021)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2016-2018)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2008-2009, 2013)
  • Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics (2001, 2003, 2006)
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, West Virginia University, School of Medicine (1991)


Research Summary/Interests

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


1. Cure P, Bembea M, Chen S, Doctor A, Eder A, Hendrickson J, Josephson CD, Mast A, Savage W, Solar-Visner M, Spinella P, Stanworth S, Steiner ME, Heath-Mondoro T, Zou S, Levy L, Glynn S, Luban N. 2016 Proceedings of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Scientific Priorities in Pediatric Transfusion Medicine”. Transfusion (in press) Journal Impact Factor : x; Times cited: x ; Role: Editor/coordinator for “ICU and Trauma” section, writing/rewriting and editing section

2. Delaney M, Stark PC, Suh M, Triulzi DJ, Hess JR, Steiner ME, Stowell CP, Sloan SR. Massive transfusion in cardiac surgery: the impact of blood component ratios on clinical outcomes and survival. Anesth and Analg (in press)
Journal Impact Factor: 3.83; Times cited: x; Role: Initial design, analysis review, manuscript editing

3. Stowell CP, Whitman G, Granger S, Gomez H, Assmann SF, Massey MJ, Shapiro AI, Steiner ME, Bennett-Guerrero E.The impact of red blood cell storage duration on tissue oxygenation in cardiac surgery: RECESS Ancillary Physiologic Study (RECAP). Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surg (in press).
Journal Impact Factor: 3.49; Times cited: x; Role: PI for parent study, developed original ancillary study concept and design, co-wrote grant, manuscript editing

4. Steiner ME, Bomgaars L, Massicotte MP for the Berlin EXCOR IDE Investigators. Hemostasis management of pediatric patients after placement of Berlin EXCOR ventricular assist devices. ASAIO Journal. 2016; 62:719-727
Journal Impact Factor: 2.29; Times cited: 0; Role: Principle author

5. Gossai N (trainee), Brown NM (trainee), Ameduri R, Zantek ND, St Louis JS, Steiner ME. Pediatric acquired von Willebrand disease with Berlin Heart Excor ventricular assist device support. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2016; 7:614-8.
Journal Impact Factor: NA; Times cited: NA; Role: Trainee advisors and major author

6. Steiner ME, Assmann SF, Stowell C.More of the age or transfused red blood cells; the authors reply. N Engl J Med.2015; 373:283-4.
Journal Impact Factor: 55.87; Times cited: 0; Role: principle manuscript author

7. Greilich PE, Edan E, Rutland LE, Jessen ME, Key NS, Levy JH, Faraday N, Steiner ME. Protocol adherence when managing massive bleeding following complex cardiac surgery: A study design pilot. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2015; 29:303-10.
Journal Impact Factor: 1.46; Times cited: 1; Role: Study concept, protocol design, obtained funding, data analysis, co-wrote manuscript

8. Josephson CD, Granger S, Assmann SF, Castillejo MI, Strauss RG, Slichter SJ, Steiner ME, Journeycake JM, Thornburg CD, Bussel J, Grabowski EF, Neufeld EJ, Savage W, Sloan SR. Bleeding risks are higher in children versus adults given prophylactic platelet transfusions for treatment-induced hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia. Blood. 2012; 120:748-60.
Journal Impact Factor: 9.06; Times cited: 26; Role: Lesser role co-writing manuscript

9. Somani A, Steiner ME, Hebbel R. The dynamic regulation of microcirculatory conduit function: features relevant to transfusion medicine. Transfusion and Apheresis Science. 2010; 43:61-68.
Journal Impact Factor: 1.59: Times cited 13; Role: Co-wrote manuscript

10. Steiner ME, Despotis GJ. Transfusion algorithms and how they apply to blood conservation: the high- risk cardiac surgical patient. Hematology-Oncology Clinics of North America. 2007; 21:177-184.
Journal Impact Factor: 2.29: Times cited 26; Role: Literature review, principle author of manuscript

11. Schultz KAP (trainee), Sencer SF, Messinger Y, Neglia JP, Steiner ME. Pediatric ovarian tumors: a review of 67 cases. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2005; 44:167-173.
Journal Impact Factor: 1.512; Times cited: 67; Role: Mentored fellow, assisted with data abstraction and analysis, co-wrote manuscript

12. Steiner ME, Key NS, Levy JH. Activated recombinant factor VII in cardiac surgery. Current Opinions in Anesthesiology 2005; 18:89-92.
Journal Impact Factor: 1.98; Times cited: 19; Role: Reviewed literature, principle author of manuscript

13. Steiner ME, Villablanca J, Kersey J, Ramsay N, Ferrieri P, Haake R, Weisdorf D. Viridans streptococcal shock in bone marrow transplantation patients. American Journal of Hematology. 1993; 42:354 -358.
Journal Impact Factor 3.79; Times cited: 54; Role: Collaborative patient identification, chart abstraction and data analysis, principle author of manuscript

14. Villablanca JG, Steiner M, Kersey J, Ramsay N, Ferrieri P, Haake R, Weisdorf D. The clinical spectrum of infections with viridans streptococci in bone-marrow transplantation patients. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 1990; 5:387-393.
Journal Impact Factor: 3.57; Times cited; 84; Role: Collaborative patient identification, chart abstraction and data analysis, co-wrote manuscript


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics 
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Critical Care
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Interests

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