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

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Endowed Chair, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
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
Education:
B.A. (Zoology)
Duke University, 1979.
M.S. (Physiology)
Georgetown University, 1980.
M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1984.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, 1984-1985.
Resident in Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, 1985-1987.
Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, 1987-1988.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow, Children's National Medical Center, 1988-1990.
Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate, General Pediatrics, 1988.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Provider, 1990.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS), Instructor, 1990.
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1990.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Provider, 1990.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Provider, 1990.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Instructor, 1990.
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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

Graciano AL, Tamburro R, Thompson AE, Fiadjoe JE, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A. for the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network: Incidence and associated factors of difficult tracheal intubations in pediatric ICUs: A Report from National Emergency Airway Registry for Children: NEAR4KIDS. Intensive Care Medicine 40(11): 1659-1669, November 2014 Notes:

Weiss SL, Fitzgerald JC, Balamuth F, Alpern ER, Lavelle J, Chilutti M, Grudemeier R, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ: Delayed antimicrobial therapy increases mortality and organ dysfunction duration in pediatric sepsis. Critical Care Medicine 42(11): 2409-2417, November 2014.

Sutton RM, French B, Niles DE, Donoghue AJ, Topjian AA, Nishisaki A, Leffelman J, Wolfe HA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Meaney PA: 2010 American Heart Association recommended compression depths during pediatric in-hospital resuscitations are associated with survival. Resuscitation 85(9): 1179-1184, September 2014.

Friess SH, Sutton RM, French B, Bhalala U, Maltese MR, Naim MY, Bratinov G, Rodriguez SA, Weiland TR, Garuccio M, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA : Hemodynamic directed CPR improves cerebral perfusion pressure and brain tissue oxygenation. Resuscitation 85(9): 1298-1303, September 2014.

Weiss SL*, Fitzgerald JC*, Faustino EV, Festa MS, Fink EL, Jouvet P, Bush JL, Kissoon N, Marshall J, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ: Understanding the global epidemiology of pediatric critical illness: The power, pitfalls, and practicalities of point prevalence studies. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(7): 660-666, September 2014 Notes: (*Co-first authors).

Sutton RM, Friess SH, Maltese MR, Naim, MY, Bratinov GB, Weiland TR, Garuccio M, Bhalala US, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA: Hemodynamic-Directed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation. Resuscitation 85(8): 983-986, August 2014.

Bonafide CP, Localio AR, Song L, Roberts KE, Nadkarni VM, Priestley MA, Paine CW, Zander M, Lutts M, Brady PW, Keren R: Cost-benefit analysis of a medical emergency team in a children’s hospital. Pediatrics 134(2): 235-241, August 2014.

Wolfe HA, Zebuhr C, Topjian AA, Nishisaki A, Niles DE, Meaney PA, Boyle L, Giordano RT, Davis D, Priestley MA, Apkon M, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Interdisciplinary intensive care unit cardiac arrest debriefing improves survival outcomes. Critical Care Medicine 42(7): 1688-1695, July 2014.

Topjian AA, French B, Sutton RM, Conlon TW, Nadkarni VM, Moler FW, Dean JM, Berg RA: Early post-resuscitation hypotension is associated with increased mortality following pediatric cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine 42(6): 1518-1523, June 2014.

Cheng A, Auerbach M, Hunt E, Chang T, Pusic M, Nadkarni VM, Kessler D: Designing and conducting simulation-based research. Pediatrics 133(6): 1091-1101, June 2014.

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