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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
Hospital Claims Committee Member, 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
B.A. (Zoology)
Duke University, 1979.
M.S. (Physiology)
Georgetown University, 1980.
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.
American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate, General Pediatrics (recertification 2003, 2013, MOCA through 2025), 1988.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Provider, 1990.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS), Instructor, 1990.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Provider, 1990.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Provider, 1990.
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (recertification 2004,2014, MOCA through 2025), 1990.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 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

Alcamo A, Weiss S, Fitzgerald J, Kirschen M, Loftis L, Tang SF, Thomas NJ, Nadkarni VM, Nett ST, the Sepsis Prevalence, Outcomes and Therapies (SPROUT) Study Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network.: Outcomes Associated With Timing of Neurologic Dysfunction Onset Relative to Pediatric Sepsis Recognition. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 23(8): 593-605, August 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002979.

Moussa A, Sawyer T,Puia-Dumitrescu M, Foglia EE, Ades A, Napolitano N, Glass KM, Johnston L, Jung P, Singh N, Quek BH, Barry J, Zenge J, DeMeo S, Mehrem AA, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A, National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates (NEARNEOS) investigators: Does videolaryngoscopy improve tracheal intubation first attempt success in the NICUs? A report from the NEAR4NEOS. Journal of Perinatology August 2022 Notes:

Lauridsen KG, Lasa JJ, Raymond TT, Yu P, Niles D, Sutton RM, Morgan RW, Fran Hazinski M, Griffis H, Hanna R, Zhang X, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM; pediRES-Q Investigators: Association of chest compression pause duration prior to E-CPR cannulation with cardiac arrest survival outcomes. Resuscitation 177: 85-92, August 2022.

James EJG, 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 in Pediatrics July 2022.

Ruiz VM, Goldsmith MP, Shi L, Simpao AF, Gálvez JA, Naim MY, Nadkarni V, Gaynor JW, Tsui FR: Early prediction of clinical deterioration using data-driven machine-learning modeling of electronic health records. Congenital: Perioperative Management 164(1): 2011-222.e3, July 2022.

Adams, Nadkarni VM,: The Effects of a Motorized Passive Simulated Jogging Device on Descent of the Arterial Pulse Waveform Dicrotic Notch; A Single Arm Placebo-Controlled Cross-Over Trial. Physiological Reports July 2022.

Morgan RW, Wolfe HA, Reeder RW, Alvey JS, Frazier AH, Friess SH, Maa T, Mcuillen PS, Meert KL, Nadkarni VM, Sharron MP, Siems A, Yates AR, Ahmed T, Bell MJ, Bishop R, Bochkoris M, Burns C, Carcillo JA, Carpenter TC, Dean JM, Diddle JW, Federman M, Fernandez R, Fink EL, Franzon D, Hall M, Hehir D, Horvat CM, Huard LL, Manga A, Mourani PM, Naim MY, Notterman D, Pollack MM, Sapru A, Schneiter C, Srivastava N, Tabbutt S, Tilford B, Viteri S, Wessel D, Zuppa AF, Berg RA, Sutton RM: The Temporal Association of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality and Outcomes. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Page: In Press, July 2022.

Kienzle MF, Morgan RW, Dewan M, Hebbar K, Nadkarni VM, Srinivasan V, Tegtmeyer K, Sutton RM, Wolfe HA: Weight-Based Versus Flat Dosing of Epinephrine During Cardiac Arrest in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Multi-Center Survey. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine June 2022.

Cashen K, Sutton RM, Reeder RW, Ahmed T, Bell MJ, Berg RA, Bisho R, Bochkoris M, Burns C, Carcillo JA, Carpenter TC, Dean JM, Diddle JW, Federman M, Fernandez R, Fink EL, Franzon D, Fraizer AH, Friess SH, Graham K, Hall M, Hehir DA, Horvat CM, Huard LL, Maa T, Manga A, McQuillen PS, Morgan RW, Mourani PM, Nadkarni VM, Naim MY, Notterman D, Palmer CA, Pollack MM, Sapru A, Schneiter C, Sharron MP, Srivastava N, Tabbutt S, Tilford B, Viteri S, Wessel D, Wolfe HA, Yates AR, Zuppa AF, Meert KL: Sodium Bicarbonate Use during Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Secondary Analysis of the ICU-RESUScitation Project Trial. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Page: In Press, June 2022.

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.

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