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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
Medical Director, Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation, 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
Education:
B.A. (Zoology)
Duke University, 1979.
M.S. (Physiology)
Georgetown University, 1980.
M.D.
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.
Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate, General Pediatrics (recertification 2013), 1988.
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (recertification 2014), 1990.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Provider, 1990.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS), Instructor, 1990.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Provider, 1990.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Instructor, 1990.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Provider, 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

Lautz AJ, Morgan RW, Karlsson M, Mavroudis CD, Ko TS, Licht DJ, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM, Kilbaugh TJ: Hemodynamic-directed CPR improves neurologic outcomes and mitochondrial function in heart and brain. Critical Care Medicine In Press 2019 Notes: *Lautz and Morgan – co-first authors; +Kilbaugh and Sutton – co-senior authors.

Bembea MM, Ng D, Rizkalla N, Rycus P, Lasa J, Dalton H, Topjian AA, Munoz A, Thiagarajan RR, Nadkarni VM, Hunt EA: Outcomes after extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation of pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine In Press 2019.

Scholefield BR, Silverstein FS, Telford R, Holubkov R, Slomine BS, Meert KL, Christensen JR, Nadkarni VM, Dean JM, Moler FW: Therapeutic hypothermia after paediatric cardiac arrest: Pooled randomized controlled trials. Resuscitation 133: 101-107, December 2018.

Du Pont-Thibodeau G, Fry M, Kirschen MP, Abend NS, Ichord R, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Topjian AA: Timing and mode of death after pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest resuscitation. Resuscitation 133: 160-166, December 2018.

Berg RA, Reeder RW, Meert KL, Yates AR, Berger JT, Newth CJ, Carcillo JA, McQuillen PS, Harrison RE, Moler FW, Pollack MM, Carpenter TC, Notterman DA, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) Pediatric Intensive Care Quality of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (PICqCPR investigators.: End-tidal carbon dioxide during pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation 133: 173-179, December 2018.

Kirschen MP, Blinder J, Dewitt A, Snyder M, Ichord R, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA: Bedside clinical neurologic assessment utilization in pediatric cardiac intensive care units. Cardiology in the Young 28(12): 1457-1462, December 2018.

Soar J, Donnino MW, Maconochie DI, Aickin R, Atkins DL, Andersen LW, Berg KM, Bingham R, Bottiger BW, Callaway CW, Couper K, Couto TB, de Caen AR, Deakin CD, Drennan IR, Guerguerian AM, Lavonas EJ, Meaney PA, Nadkarni VM, Neumar RW, Ng KC, Nicholson TC, Nuthall GA, Ohshimo S, O’Neil BJ, Ong GWK, Paiva EF, Parr MJ, Reis AG, Reynolds JC, Ristagno G, Sandroni C, Schexnayder SM, Scholefield BR, Shimizu N, Tijssen JA, Van de Voorde P, Wang TL, Welsford M, Hazinski MF, Nolan JP, Morley PT: 2018 International Consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care science with treatment recommendations summary. Resuscitation 133: 194-206, December 2018.

Irving SY, Daly B, Verger J, Typpok KV, Brown AM, Hanlon A, Weiss SL, Fitzgerald JC, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ, Srinivasan V, Sepsis Prevalence, outcomes, and Therapies (SPROUT) Study Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network: The association of nutrition status expressed as body mass index z score with outcomes in children with severe sepsis: A secondary analysis from the sepsis prevalence, outcomes, and therapies (SPROUT) study. Critical Care Medicine 46(11): e1029-e1039, November 2018.

Sutton RM, Reeder RW, Landis W, Meert KL, Wates AR, Berger JT, Newth CJ, Carcillo JA, McQuillen PS, Harrison RE, Moler FW, Pollack MM, Carpenter TC, Notterman DA, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health, Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network Investigators, (CPCCRN); CPCCRN Investigators: Chest Compression rates and pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes. Resuscitation 130: 159-166, September 2018.

Brown LL, Lin Y, Tofil NM, Overly F, Duff JP, Bhanji F, Nadkarni VM, Hunt EA, Bragg A, Kessler D, Bank I, Cheng A; for the International Network for Simulation -based Pediatric Innovation, Research, Education CPR Investigators (INSPIRE), Davidson J, Peterson DT, White ML, Zhong J, Grant V, Grant D, Sudikoff S, Marohn K, Duval-Arnould J, Gottesman R, Adler M, Chatfield J, Chime N: Impact of a CPR feedback device on healthcare provider workload during simulated cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 130: 111-117, September 2018.

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