William Sveen, MD, MA

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

William Sveen

Contact Info


Mailing Address:
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-301
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Jon Burke

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

MA in Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University Chicago Neiswanger Institute, Maywood, IL


Dr. Billy Sveen is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sveen attended Loyola University Chicago where he received his MD and completed an MA in Bioethics and Health Policy. He completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Minnesota. He completed Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Sveen’s academic interests are medical ethics and decision-making regarding life-sustaining medical treatment.


Pediatric Intensive Care

Awards & Recognition

  • Joint Essay Contest First Prize, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics and Academic Pediatric Association Ethics Special Interest Group (2018)
  • Susan Vincent Outstanding Resident Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2018)
  • John Conley Ethics Essay Contest for Medical Students, Runner up, American Medical Association (2012)


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatric

Clinical Interests

Critical care, medical ethics, end-of-life decision-making