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
Found Director, CHOP Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation
Hospital Claims Committee Member, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Endowed Chair, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & CCM, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Founding Director, CHOP Academy for Resuscitation of Children of the CHOP Resuscitation Science Center
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
9NWCritical Care Suite/Room 9W110, 9th 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.
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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

Frazier AH, Topjian AA, Reeder RW, Morgan RW, Fink EL, Franzon D, Graham K, Harding ML, Mourani PM, Nadkarni VM, Wolfe HA, Ahmed T, Bell MJ, Burns C, Carcillo JA, Carpenter TC, Diddle JW, Federman M, Friess SH, Hall M, Hehir DA, Horvat CM, Huard LL, Maa T, Meert KL, Naim MY, Notterman D, Pollack MM, Schneiter C, Sharron MP, Srivastava N, Viteri S, Wessel D, Yates AR, Sutton RM, Berg RA: Association of Pediatric Postcardiac Arrest Ventilation and Oxygenation with Survival Outcomes. Ann Am Thorac Soc 21(6): 895-906, June 2024.

Liu R, Majumdar T, Gardner MM, Burnett R, Graham K, Beaulieu F, Sutton RM, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Morgan RW, Topjian AA, Kirschen MP: Association of Postarrest Hypotension Burden With Unfavorable Neurologic Outcome After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest. Crit Care Med Online ahead of print, June 2024.

Nickel AJ, Jiang S, Napolitano N, Donoghue A, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Evaluation of Automated Finger Compression for Capillary Refill Time Measurement in Pediatrics. Pediatric Emergency Care Online ahead of print, June 2024.

Kienzle MF, Morgan RW, Reeder RW, Ahmed T, Berg RA, Bishop R, Bochkoris M, Carcillo JA, Carpenter TC, Cooper KK, Diddle JW, Federman M, Fernandez R, Franzon D, Frazier AH, Friess SH, Frizzola M, Graham K, Hall M, Horvat C, Huard LL, Maa T, Manga A, McQuillen PS, Meert KL, Mourani PM, Nadkarni VM, Naim MY, Pollack MM, Sapru A, Schneiter C, Sharron MP, Tabbutt S, Viteri S, Wolfe HA, Sutton RM: Epinephrine Dosing Intervals Are Associated With Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes: A Multicenter Study. Critical Care Medicine Epub ahead of print, June 2024.

Mazzio EL, Topjian AA, Reeder RW, Sutton RM, Morgan RW, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Wolfe HA, Graham K, Naim MY, Friess SH, Abend NS, Press CA; ICU-RESUS Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health, Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network Investigator Groups: Association of EEG Characteristics with Outcomes Following Pediatric ICU Cardiac Arrest: A Secondary Analysis of the ICU-RESUScitation Trial. Resuscitation Online ahead of print, June 2024.

Haskell SE, Hoyme D, Zimmerman MB, Reeder R, Girotra S, Raymond TT, Samson RA, Berg M, Berg RA, Nadkarni V, Atkins DL; American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Investigators: Association between survival and number of shocks for pulseless ventricular arrhythmias during pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest in a national registry. Resuscitation 198(110200), May 2024.

Shepard LN, Nadkarni VM, Ng KC, Scholefield BR, Ong GY: ILCOR pediatric life support recommendations translation to constituent council guidelines: An emphasis on similarities and differences. Resuscitation Online ahead of print, May 2024.

Lauridsen Kasper, Morgan R, Berg R, Niles D, Kleinman M, Zhang X, Griffis H, Del Castillo J, Skellet S, Lasa J, Raymond T, Sutton R, Nadkarni V: Association between Chest Compression Pause Duration and Survival following Pediatric In-hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation 149(19): 1493-1500, May 2024.

Nadkarni VM, Tijssen J, Denny V: Intra-Arrest Transport vs On-Scene Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Children-Scoop and Run vs Stay and Play. JAMA Netw Open 7(5): e2411616, May 2024.

Raymond TT, Esangbedo ID, Rajapreyar P, Je S, Zhang X, Griffis HM, Wakeham MK, Petersen TL, Kirschen MP, Topjian AA, Lasa JJ, Francoeur CI, Nadkarni VM; pediatric Resuscitation Quality (pediRES-Q) Collaborative Investigators: Cerebral Oximetry During Pediatric In-hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Multicenter Study of Survival and Neurologic Outcome. Critical Care Medicine 1(52): 775-785, May 2024.

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