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

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
Endowed Chair, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 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.
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.
American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate, General Pediatrics (recertification 2013), 1988.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Provider, 1990.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Provider, 1990.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS), Instructor, 1990.
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (recertification 2014), 1990.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Instructor, 1990.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Provider, 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

Naim MY, Sutton RM, Friess SH, Bratinov G, Bhalala U, Kilbaugh TJ, Lampe J, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA: Blood pressure and coronary perfusion pressure targeted cardiopulmonary resuscitation improves 24-Hour survival from ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest Critical Care Medicine 44(11): e1111, November 2016.

Auerbach M, Whitfill T, Gawel M, Kessler D, Walsh B, Gangadharan S, Fiedor Hamilton M, Schultz B, Nishisaki A, Tay KY, Lavoie M, Katznelson J, Dudas R, Barid J, Nadkarni VM, Brown L: Differences in the quality of pediatric resuscitative care across a spectrum of emergency departments. JAMA Pediatrics 170(10): 987-994, October 2016.

Skare C, Boldingh AM, Nakstad B, Calisch TE, Niles DE, Nadkarni VM, Kramer-Johansen J, Olasveengen TM: Ventilation fraction during the first 30 seconds of neonatal resuscitation. Resuscitation 107: 25-30, October 2016.

Adler MD, Overly FL, Nadkarni VM, Davidson J, Gottesman R, Bank I, Marohn K, Sudikoff S, Grant VJ, Cheng A; International Network for Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education (INSPIRE) CPR Investigators: An approach to confederate training within the context of simulation-based research. Simulation In Healthcare 11(5): 357-362, October 2016.

Sutton RM, French B, Meaney PA, Topjian AA, Parshurum C, Edelson DP, Schexnayder S, Abella BS, Merchant RM, Bembea M, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Physiologic monitoring of CR quality during adult cardiac arrest: A propensity-matched cohort study. Resuscitation 106: 76-82, September 2016.

Shiima Y, Berg RA, Bogner HR, Morales KH, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A, for the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) and the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI): Cardiac arrests associated with tracheal intubations in pediatric intensive care units: A multicenter cohort study. Critical Care Medicine 44(9): 1675-1682, September 2016.

Wolfe HA, Morgan RW, Donoghue AJ, Niles DE, Kudenchuk P, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Quantitative analysis of duty cycle in pediatric and adolescent in-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 106: 65-69, September 2016.

Moler FW, Hutchinson JS, Nadkarni VM, Silversteinn FS, Meert KL, Holubkov R, Page K, Slomine BS, Christensen JR, Dean JM: Targeted temperature management after pediatric cardiac arrest due to drowning: Outcomes and complications. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(8): 712-720, August 2016.

Cheng A, Kessler D, Mackinnon R, Chang TP, Nadkarni VM, Hunt EA, Duval-Arnould J, Lin Y, Cook DA, Pusic M, Hui J, Moher D, Egger M, Auerbach M and for the International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education (INSPIRE) Report Guidelines Investigators: Reporting guidelines for health care simulation research: Extensions to the CONSORT and STROBE statements. Simulation in Healthcare 11(4): 238-248, August 2016.

Ishizuka M, Rangarajan V, Sawyer TL, Napolitano N, Boyer DL, Morrison WE, Lockman JL, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A; for the NEAR4KIDS Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network: The development of tracheal intubation proficiency outside the operating suite during pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training; A retrospective cohort study using cumulative sum analysis Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(7): e309-16, July 2016.

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