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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

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.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Provider, 1990.
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1990.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Provider, 1990.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Provider, 1990.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Instructor, 1990.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS), 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

Adams JA, Uryash A, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Lopez JR: Whole body periodic acceleration (pGz) preserves heart rate variability after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 99: 20-25, January 2016.

McHugh MD, Rochman MF, Sloane DM, Berg RA, Mancini ME, Nadkarni VM, Merchant RM, Aiken LH. and American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Better nurse staffing and nurse work environments associated with increased survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest patients. Medical Care 54(1): 74-80, January 2016.

Gupta P, Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Tang X, Gossett JM, Gaynor JW, Praestgaard AH, Schexnayder SM, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, for the AHA Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Outcomes following single and recurrent in-hospital cardiac arrests in children with heart disease: A report from American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Registry – Resuscitation. Hospital Pediatrics In Press 2016.

Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Clark AE, Moler F, Meert K, Harrison RE, Newth CJ, Sutton RM, Wessel DL, Berger JT, Carcillo J, Dalton H, Heidemann S, Shanley TP, Zuppa AF, Doctor A, Tamburro RF, Jenkins TL, Dean JM, Holubkov R, Pollack MM: Incidence and outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in pediatric intensive care units Critical Care Medicine Epub ahead of pring 2016.

Lasa JJ, Rogers RS, Localio R, Shults J, Raymond T, Gaies M, Thiagarajan R, Laussen PC, Kilbaugh TJ, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA: Extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) during pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest is associated with improved survival to discharge: A Report from the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines – Resuscitation Registry (GWTG-R) Circulation Epub ahead of print 2016.

Fiadjoe JE, Nishisaki A, Jagannathan N, Hunyady AI, Greenberg RS, Reynolds PI, Matuszczak ME, Rehman MA, Polaner DM, Szmuk P, Nadkarni VM, McGowan FX, Litman RS, Kovatsis PG: Airway management complications in children with difficult tracheal intubation from the Pediatric Difficult Intubation (PeDI) registry: a prospective cohort analysis. Lancet Respiratory Medicine Epub ahead of print 2016.

Niles D, Dewan M, Zebuhr C, Wolfe HA, Bonafide CP, Sutton RM, DiLiberto MA, Boyle L, Napolitano N, Morgan RW, Stinson H, Leffelman J, Nishisaki A, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: A pragmatic checklist to identify pediatric ICU patients at risk for cardiac arrest or code bell activation. Resuscitation 99: 33-37, December 2015.

Cheng A, Hunt EA, Grant D, Lin Y, Duff JP, White ML, Peterson DT, Zhong J, Grant V, Gottesman R, Sudikoff S, Doan Q, Nadkarni VM: Variability in quality of chest compressions provided during simulated cardiac arrest across nine pediatric institutions. Resuscitation 97: 13-19, December 2015.

Rehder K, Giuliano JS, Napolitano N, Turner DA, Nuthall G, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Increased occurrence of tracheal intubation associated events during nights and weekends in the pediatric intensvie care unit. Critical Care Medicine 43(12): 2668-2674, December 2015.

Perkins GD, Jacobs IG, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Bhanji F, Biarent D, Bossaert LL, Brett SJ, Chamberlain D, de Caen AR, Deakin CD, Finn JC, Grasner JT, Hazinski MF, Iwami T, Koster RW, Lim SH, Huei-Ming Ma, M, McNally BF, Morley PT, Morrison LJ, Monsieurs KG, Mongtomery W, Nichol G, Okada K, Hock-Ong ME, Travers AH, Nolan JP Reports for the Utstein Collaborators : Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation outcome reports: Update of the Utstein Resuscitation Registry Templates for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation 96: 328-340, November 2015.

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