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
Education:
B.A. (Zoology)
Duke University, 1979.
M.S. (Physiology)
Georgetown University, 1980.
M.D.
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

Finn Davis K, Rosenblatt S, Buffman H, Polikoff L, Napolitano N, Giuliano JS, Sanders RC, Edwards LR, Krishna AS, Parsons SJ, Al-Subu A, Krawiec C, Harwayne-Gidansky I, Vanderford P, Salfity N, Lane-Fall M, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A, for the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NAR4KIDS) and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network: Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing Two Quality Improvement Interventions Across 10 Pediatric Intensive Care Units: Video Laryngoscopy-Assisted Coaching and Apneic Oxygenation. American Journal of Medical Quality 37(3): 255-265, May-June 2022.

Davis KF, Rosenblatt S, Buffman H, Polikoff L, Napolitano N, Giuliano JS Jr, Sanders RC Jr, Edwards LR, Krishna AS, Parsons SJ, Al-Subu A, Krawiec C, Harwayne-Gidansky I, Vanderford P, Salfity N, Lane-Fall M, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A; National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network: Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing Two Quality Improvement Interventions Across 10 Pediatric Intensive Care Units: Video Laryngoscopy-Assisted Coaching and Apneic Oxygenation. American Journal of Medical Quality: the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality 37(3): 255-265, May-June 2022.

James EJB, Vyasam S, Venkatachalam S, Sanseau E, Cassidy K, Ramachandra G, Rebekah G, Adhikari DD, Deutsch E, Nishisaki A, Nadkarni V: Low-cost "Telesimulation" training improves real patient pediatric shock outcomes in India. Frontiers Pediatrics May 2022.

Capone CA, Emerson B, Sweberg T, Polikoff L, Turner DA, Adu-Darko M, Li S, Glater-Welt LB, Howell J, Brown CA 3rd, Donoghue A, Krawiec C, Shults J, Breuer R, Swain K, Shenoi A, Krishna AS, Al-Subu A, Harwayne-Gidansky I, Biagas KV, Kelly SP, Nuthall G, Panisello J, Napolitano N, Giuliano JS Jr, Emeriaud G, Toedt-Pingel I, Lee A, Page-Goertz C, Kimura D, Kasagi M, D'Mello J, Parsons SJ, Mallory P, Gima M, Bysani GK, Motomura M, Tarquinio KM, Nett S, Ikeyama T, Shetty R, Sanders RC Jr, Lee JH, Pinto M, Orioles A, Jung P, Shlomovich M, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A; National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) Investigators, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury, Sepsis Investigators (PALISI): Intubation practice and outcomes among pediatric emergency departments: A report from National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS). Academic Emergency Medicine: official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 29(4): 406-414, April 2022.

James EJB, Vyasam S, Venkatachalam S, Sanseaue E, Cassidy K, Ramachandra G, Rebekah G, Adhikari DD, Deutsch E, Nishisaki A, Nadkarni V: Low-cost "Telesimulation" training improves real patient pediatric shock outcomes in India. Frontiers in Pediatrics March 2022 Notes: Submitted March 26 2022.

Francoeur C, Landis WP, Winters M, Naim MY, Donoghue A, Dominick CL, Huh JW, MacDonald JM, Lang SS, Yuan I, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Killbaugh TJ, Sutton RM, Kirschen MP, Morgan RW, Topjian AA: Near-infrared spectroscopy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pediatric cardiac arrest: a prospective, observational study. Resuscitation March 2022.

Hansen MV, Løfgren B, Lauridsen KG: Impact of different methods to activate the pediatric mode in automated external defibrillators by laypersons - A randomized controlled simulation study. Resuscitation Plus 10(100223), March 2022.

Sutton RM, Wolfe HA, Reeder RW, Ahmed T, Bishop R, Bochkoris M, Burns C, Diddle JW, Federman M, Fernandez R, Franzon D, Frazier AH, Friess SH, Graham K, Hehir D, Horvat CM, Huard LL, Landis WP, Maa T, Manga A, Morgan RW, Nadkarni VM, Naim MY, Palmer CA, Schneiter C, Sharron MP, Siems A, Srivastava N, Tabbutt S, Tilford B, Viteri S, Berg RA, Bell MJ, Carcillo JA, Carpenter TC, Dean JM, Fink EL, Hall M, McQuillen PS, Meert KL, Mourani PM, Notterman D, Pollack MM, Sapru A, Wessel D, Yates AR, Zuppa AF: Effect of Physiologic Point-of-Care Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training on Survival With Favorable Neurologic Outcome in Cardiac Arrest in Pediatric ICUs: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 327(10): 934-945, March 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.1738.

Whalen A, Merves MH, Kharayat P, Barry J, Glass K, Berg RA, Sawyer T, Nadkarni V, Boyer DL, Nishisaki A: How to Save a Life: Validity Evidence for a Novel, Comprehensive Bag-Mask Ventilation Assessment Tool. The Journal Of Pediatrics February 2022.

Atkins DL, Sasson C, Hsu A, Aziz K, Becker LB, Berg RA, Bhanji F, Bradley SM, Brooks SC, Chan M, Chan PS, Cheng A, Clemency B, de Caen A, Duff JP, Edelson DP, Kudenchuck PJ, Lasa JJ, Lavonas EJ, Lee HC, Lehotzky RE, Levy A, McBride ME, Meckler G, Merchant RM, Motira V, Nadkarni V, Panchal AR, Peberdy MA, Raymond T, Roberts K, Sayre MR, Schexnayder S, Sutton R, Terry M, Topijan A, Walsh B, Wang DS, Zelop CM, Morgan RW: 2022 Gudiance for BLS/ACLS in COVID-19 Patients. American Heart Association January 2022 Notes: Epub - title is too long for FEDS. Used Running Title.

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