Vinay M. Nadkarni, M.D., M.S.

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Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Suite 8566, Office 8572, 8th Floor Main
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-7430
Fax: 215-590-4327
B.A. (Zoology)
Duke University, 1979.
M.S. (Physiology)
Georgetown University, 1980.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1984.
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Description of Research Expertise

Vinay Nadkarni MD is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the director of the pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He works in a 45-bed tertiary PICU that admits approximately 2700 patients per year. He shares responsibility for patient care and teaching with 15 board certified pediatric intensive care physicians and 15 pediatric critical care fellows. Dr. Nadkarni completed a Masters degree in Physiology at Georgetown University, and his M.D. at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed his pediatric residency, chief residency and critical care fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Dr Nadkarni has a local, regional, national and international interest in CPR, pediatric resuscitation, and resuscitation education. He has lectured nationally and internationally on resuscitation issues and training. He has been an invited visiting professor and lecturer at numerous academic centers including Adelaide, Beijing, Boston, Budapest, Buffalo, Christchurch, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dallas, Melbourne, Philadelphia, Sao Paolo, Stavanger, Tokyo, Toronto, Venice and Washington DC. He has served as chairman of the American Heart Association (AHA) National Committee on Pediatric Resuscitation, and the AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, a national editor for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training materials, and is currently a member of the AHA Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee. He serves as a member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) that has recently developed and published advisory statements on resuscitation guidelines for newborns, infants and children in Europe, North America, South America, Southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. He is a founding member of the Science Advisory Board of the AHA National Registry of CPR. He has co-chaired international consensus conferences to review and develop a strategy for international registries of CPR events. He was the Co-chair of the 2005 International Consensus Conference on Emergency Cardiovascular Care and Resuscitation Science, and helped to organize the AHA Resuscitation Science Symposia 2003-2006. He serves as President, Board of Directors, AHA Pennsylvania-Delaware Affiliate, and the national Chairman of the AHA’s International Committee. He is a board member of the Citizen CPR Foundation and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the AHA. He also serves on the AHA National Spokesperson Panel.

Dr. Nadkarni balances his clinical and administrative time with investigations of CPR and critical care medicine in the laboratory and clinical outcomes settings. He is an investigator on three NIH research grants. He is a leader in simulation education development on the University of Pennsylvania campus, and has served as an educational consultant to develop infant and child high fidelity simulators. As a member of the Society for Critical Care Medicine for more than 10 years, he has delivered more than 50 presentations at the annual SCCM Education and Scientific Symposia, and received three major SCCM research awards: the 1990 National In-Training Award, the 1999 National Neuroscience Specialty Award, and the 2003 National Pediatric Specialty Award. He is the course director for the 2006 National SCCM Pediatric Critical Care Concepts Course. He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 25 book chapters related to the practice of pediatric critical care medicine.

Dr. Nadkarni believes that a healthy academic career must be balanced by a healthy home and family life, a spirit of volunteerism, and good citizenship. He is married to Ellen Deutsch MD, a pediatric Otolaryngologist practicing in Delaware and specializing in laryngotracheal reconstruction, and has 3 children: Lauren 18, Lindsay 15 and Andrew 11. His local and regional service has included the State Abuse Intervention committee, Emergency Medical Services Committee, Child Death Review Committee, and Wilmington Homeless clinic. In addition, he is a board member for the Delaware Chapter of Operation Smile, a national non-profit, non-sectarian medical organization. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Nadkarni has volunteered time to provide pediatric critical care support services on 10 international missions with Operation Smile, including Kenya, Morocco, Philippines, Russia, China, and Colombia and Ecuador.

Selected Publications

Sweberg T, Sen AI, Mullan PC, Cheng A, Knight L, del Castillo J, Ikeyama T, Seshadri R, Hazinski MF, Raymond T, Niles DE, Nadkarni V, Wolfe H, for the pediatric Resuscitation Quality (pediRES-Q) Collaborative investigators: Description of hot debriefings after in-hospital cardiac arrests in an international pediatric quality improvement collaborative. Resuscitation 128: 181-187, July 2018.

Kleinman ME, Perkins GD, Bhanji F, Billi JE, Bray JE, Callaway CW, de Caen A, Finn JC, Hazinski MF, Lim SH, Maconochie I, Nadkarni VM, Neumar RW, Nikolaou N, Nolan JP, Reis M, Sierra AF, Singletary EM, Soar J, Stanton D, Travers A, Welsford M, Zideman D: ILCOR scientific knowledge gaps and clinical research priorities for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care. Resuscitation 127: 132-146, June 2018.

Haywood K, Whitehead L, Nadkarni VM, Achana F, Beesems S, Bottiger BW, Brooks A, Castren M, Ong MEH, Hazinski MF, Koster RW, Lilja G, Long J, Monsieurs KG, Morley PT, Morrison L, Nichol G, Oriolo V, Saposnik, G, Smyth M, Spearpoint K, Williams B, Perkins GD, on behalf of the COSCA Collaborators: COSA (Core Outcome Set for Cardiac Arrest) in Adults An advisory statement from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Resuscitation 127: 147-163, June 2018.

Niles DE, Duval-Arnould J, Skellett S, Knight L, Su F, Raymond TT, Sweberg T, Sen AI, Atkins DL, Friess SH, de Caen AR, Kurosawa H, Sutton RM, Wolfe HA, Berg RA, Silver A, Hunt EA, Nadkarni VM; for the pediatric Resuscitation Quality (pediRES-Q) Collaborative investigators: Characterization of pediatric in-hospital CPR quality metrics across an international resuscitation collaborative. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 19(5): 421-432, May 2018.

Haywood K, Whitehead L, Nadkarni VM, Achana F, Beesems S, Bottiger BW, Brooks A, Castren M, Ong MEH, Hazinski MF, Koster RW, Lilja G, Long J, Monsieurs KG, Morley PT, Morrison L, Nichol G, Oriolo V, Saposnik, G, Smyth M, Spearpoint K, Williams B, Perkins GD, on behalf of the COSCA Collaborators: COSA (Core Outcome Set for Cardiac Arrest) in Adults An advisory statement from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Circulation 137(22): e783-e801, May 2018.

Slamon NB, Penfil SH, Nadkarni VM, Parker RM: A prospective pilot study of the biometrics of critical care practitioners during live patient care using a wearable “Smart Shirt” Journal of Intensive and Critical Care 4(2): 10, May 2018.

Gabrani A, Kojima T, Sanders RC, Shenoi A, Montgomery V, Parson s SJ, Gangadharan S, Nett S, Napolitano N, Tarquinio K, Simon DW, Lee A, Emeriaud G, Adu-Darko M, Giuliano JS, Meyer K, Graciano AL, Turner DA, Krawiec C, Bakar AM, Polikoff LA, Parker M, Culver K, Harwayne-Gidansky I, Crulli B, Vanderford P, Breuer RK, Gradidge E, Branca A, Grater-Welt LB, Tellez D, Wright LV, Pinto M, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A, for the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) collaborators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI): Downward trend in pediatric resident laryngoscopy participation in pediatric ICUs. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 19(5): e242-e250, May 2018.

Berg RA, Sutton RM, Reeder RW, Berger JT, Newth CJ, Carcillo JA, McQuillen PS, Meert KL, Yates AR, Harrison RE, Moler FW, Pollack MM, Carpenter TC, Wessel DL, Jenkins TL, Notterman DA, Holubkov R, Tamburro RF, Dean JM, Nadkarni VM for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) Pediatric Intensive Care Quality of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (PICqCPR) investigators: Association between diastolic blood pressure during pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation and survival. Circulation 137(17): 1784-1795, April 2018.

Kirschen MP, Snyder M, Winters M, Ichord R, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA: Survey of bedside clinical neurologic assessments in US PICUs Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 19(4): 339-344, April 2018.

Morgan RW, Sutton RM, Karlsson M, Lautz AJ, Mavroudis CD, Landis WP, Jeong S, Craig N, Nadkarni VM, Kilbaugh TJ, Berg RA: Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in shock-associated cardiac arrest. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 197(7): 905-912, April 2018.

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