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Akira Nishisaki, MD, MSCE

Associate 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

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dept. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Division of Critical Care, Main Bldg, Suite 8566
34th & Civic Center Blvd.,
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-5505
Fax: 215-590-4327
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan, 1995.
MSCE (Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2011.
Post-Graduate Training
General Resident, Okazaki City Hospital, Japan, 1995-1997.
House Staff in Pediatrics, Okazaki City Hospital, Japan, 1997-1999.
Intern in Pediatrics, U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan, 1999-2000.
PGY-1, Pediatrics, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY, 2000-2001.
PGY2-3, Pediatrics, Maimonides Medical Center, NY, 2001-2003.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2004-2006.
General Pediatric Academic Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2006-2007.
Basic Life Support (BLS), 1999.
Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Provider, 1999.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 1999.
Japanese board of Pediatrics, 2001.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2003.
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2003.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Instructor, 2004.
American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2006.
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Selected Publications

Niles DE, Nishisaki A, Sutton RM, Elci OU, Meaney PA, O’Connor KA, Leffelman J, Kramer-Johansen Jo, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Improved retention of chest compression psychomotor skills with brief “rolling refresher” training. Simulation in Healthcare 12(4): 213-219, August 2017.

Grunwell JR, Kamat PP, Miksa M, Krishna A, Walson K, Simon D, Krawiec C, Breuer R, Lee JH, Gradidge E, Tarquinio K, Shenoi A, Shults J, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Trend and outcomes of video laryngoscope use across pediatric intensive care units. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(8): 741-749, August 2017.

Nishisaki A, Ades A, Sawyer T, Yamada N, Walsh CM, Laverriere E, Buchanan N, Nadkarni VM: Development of tracheal intubation laryngoscopy coaching language through remote simulation 9th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW) June 2017 Notes: Oral Presentation at the 9th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops, (IPSSW), June 2017, Boston, MA.

Ades A, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Stress in simulation-based resuscitation education-seeking objective measures to spit and swallow?? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(5): 487-489, May 2017 Notes: Editorial.

Fink EL, Kochanek PM, Tasker RC, Beca J, Bell MJ, Clark RSB, Hutchinson J, Vavilala MS, Fabio A, Angus DC, Watson RS on behalf of the Prevalence of Acute critical Neurological Disease in Children: A Global Epidemiological Assessment (PANGEA) Investigators: International survey of critical ill children with acute neurologic insults: The prevalence of acute critical Neurological disease in children: A global epidemiological assessment study. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(4): 330-342, April 2017 Notes: Author by Line.

Parker MM, Nuthall G, “Brown C, Biagas K, Napolitano N, Polikoff LA, Simon D, Miksa M, Gradidge E, Lee JH, Krishna AS, Tellez D, Bird GL, Rehder KJ, Turner DA, Adu-Darko M, Nett ST, Derbyshire AT, Meyer K, Giuliano J, Owen EB, Sullivan JE, Tarquinio K, Kamat P, Sanders RC, Pinto M, Bysani GK, Emeriaud G, Nagai Y, McCarthy MA, Walson KH, Vanderford P, Lee A, Bain J, Skippen P, Breuer R, Tallent S, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A. : Relationship between adverse tracheal intubation associated events and pediatric ICU outcomes. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(4): 310-318, April 2017.

Sawyer T, Foglia E, Hatch D, Moussa A, Ades A, Johnston L, Nishisaki A: Improving neonatal intubation safety: A journey of a thousand miles. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 10: 125-131, April 2017 Notes: Editorial.

Napolitano N, Nishisaki A, Buffman H, Leffelman J, Maltese M, Nadkarni VM: Redesign of an open-system oxygen face mask with mainstream capnometer for children. Respiratory Care 62(1): 70-77, January 2017.

Davis KF, Napolitano N, Li S, Buffman H, Rehder K, Pinto M, Nett S, Jarvis JD, Kamat P, Sanders RC, Turner DA, Sullivan JE, Bysani K, Lee A, Parker M, Adu-Darko M, Giuliano J, Biagas K, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Promoters and barriers to implementation of tracheal intubation airway safety bundle: A mixed-methods analysis. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Epub ahead of print 2017.

Whalen AM, Boyer DL, Nishisaki A: Checklist-based assessment of procedural skills: A missing piece in the link between medical education interventions and patient outcomes. Journal of Pediatrics Epub ahead of print 2017 Notes: Editorial.

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