Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Resuscitation Science

Vinay M. Nadkarni

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

Sutton RM, Case E. Brown S Atkins DL, Nadkarni VM, Kaltman J, Callaway CW, Idris AH, Nichol G, Hutchison J, Drennan IR, Austin MA, Daya M, Cheskes S, Nuttall J, Herren H, Christenson J, Andrusiek DL, Vaillancourt C, Menegazzi JJ, Rea TD, Berg RA on behalf of the ROC Investigators: A quantitative analysis of out-of-hospital pediatric and adolescent resuscitation quality – a report from the ROC Epistry – Cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 93: 150-157, August 2015.

Hsieh TC, Wolfe HA, Sutton RM, Myers S, Nadkarni VM, Donoghue AJ: A comparison of video review and feedback device measurement of chest compressions quality during pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation 93: 35-39, August 2015.

Donoghue AJ, Abella B, Merchant R, Praestgaard A, Topjian AA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM for the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for in-hospital events in the emergency department: A comparison of adult and pediatric outcomes and care processes. Resuscitation 92: 94-100, July 2015.

Topjian AA, Fry M, Jawad AF, Herman ST, Nadkarni VM, Ichord R, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS: Detection of electrographic seizures by critical care providers using color density spectral array after cardiac arrest is feasible. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(5): 461-467, June 2015.

Skare C, Kramer-Johansen J, Steen T, Odegaard S, Niles DE, Nakstad B, Solevag AL, Nadkarni VM, Olasveengen TM: Incidence of newborn stabilization and resuscitation measures and guideline compliance during the first minutes of life in Norway. Neonatology 108(2): 100-107, June 2015.

Parshuram CS, Dryden-Palmer K, Farrell C, Gottesman R, Gray M, Hutchison JS, Helfaer MA, Hunt E, Joffe A, Lacroix J, Nadkarni VM, Parkin P, Wensley D, Willan AR; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group: Evaluating processes of care and outcomes of children in hospital (EPOCH): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 16(1): 245, June 2015.

Valentine SL, Nadkarni VM, Curley MA; Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference Group: Nonpulmonary treatments for pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome: Proceedings from the pediatric acute lung injury consensus conference. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(5 Suppl 1): S73-S85, June 2015.

Weiss SL*, Fitzgerald JC*, Pappachan J, Wheeler D, Jaramillo-Bustamante JC, Salloo A, Singhi SC, Erickson S, Roy JA, Bush JL, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ for the SPROUT Study Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network: Global epidemiology of pediatric severe sepsis: the Sepsis PRevalence, OUtcomes, and Therapies (SPROUT) study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191(10): 1147-1157, May 2015 Notes: (*contributed equally).

Foglia EE, Ades A, Napolitano N, Leffelman J, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Factors associated with adverse events during tracheal intubation in the NICU. Neonatology 108: 23-29, May 2015.

Moler FW, Silverstein FS, Holubkov R, Slomine BS, Christensen JR, Nadkarni VM, Meert KL, Clark AE, Browning B, Pemberton VL, Page K, Shankaran S, Hutchison JS, Newth CJL, Bennett KS, Berger JT, Topjian AA, Pineda JA, Kock JD, Schleien CL, Dalton HJ, Ofori-Amanfo G, Goodman DM, Fink EL, McQuillen P, Zimmerman JJ. Thomas NJ, van der Jagt EW, Porter MB, Meyer MT, Harrison R, Pham N, Schwartz AD, Nowak JE, Alten J, Wheeler DS, Bhalala US, Lidsky K, Lloyd E, Mathur M, Sgah S, Wu T, Theodorou AA, Sanders RC, Dean JM. For the THAPCA Trial Investigators: Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children. New England Journal of Medicine 372(20): 1898-1908, May 2015.

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