Vinay Nadkarni Md, MS, FCCM, FAAP, FAHA

Professor and Endowed Chair of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Associate Director of the Center for Resuscitation ScienceChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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Vinay Nadkarni is a Professor and Endowed Chair of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Associate Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He serves as co-chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR, 2007-2016) and was chairman of the AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee (2006-2010). With colleagues, he formed a scientific advisory board to found the AHA National Registry of CPR (now Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation) to collect, analyze, and publish national trends in the process and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest. Dr. Nadkarni has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 35 book chapters related to the practice of critical care and resuscitation science, and has mentored >100 young physician-scientists. He currently is PI or Co-I for several collaborative multi-center NIH research grants, including the 39-site study of goal-directed glycemic control in Heart and Lung Failure (HALF-PINT) and the NIH/PECARN study of goal-directed therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest (THAPCA). He was the founding Pediatric member of the American Heart Association’s National Registry of CPR (now Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation) in over 350 hospitals nationwide, the AHRQ funded National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) across 28 hospitals in the USA, and served on the board of directors of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. He has extensive experience in computerized manikin simulation-based methodology, and serves as the founding, senior chair and mentor for the 106 site International Network for Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education (INSPIRE) investigators. This collaborative launched a successful project, called ImPACTs, to use advanced simulation technology to assess emergency preparedness of both pediatric and adult general community emergency departments for common pediatric emergencies such as foreign body airway obstruction, seizures, cardiac arrest, and sepsis. He, with collaborative partners, have now assembled and applied for NIH grant funding to form a robust Simulation-based Pediatric Research Collaborative Network for Pediatric Trauma (SPARC-Trauma) learning laboratory, that will identify and impact critical gaps in knowledge and performance that affect medical and psychosocial outcomes for injured children, and help to pioneer “next generation” trauma care.  Over the course of his career, he has mentored >100 postdoctoral fellows and physician-scientists, culminating in recognition by the CHOP 2011 Outstanding Mentor Award, the American Heart Association’s 2012 Ron Haddock International Impact Award, the R-Baby Foundation 2013 Pioneer Award, and the AAP 2014 critical care Lifetime Distinguished Career Award, and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 Giant’s award. 

Dr. Nadkarni has been happily married to his wife Ellen Deutsch, herself an accomplished Pediatric ENT surgeon and patient safety advocate, for the past 33 years. The Nadkarni’s have 3 children: Lauren who is doing her residency in family practice/sports medicine in Maine, Lindsay who is completing her third year of medical school in Philadelphia, and Andrew who is learning to be a film director at NYU Tisch in New York City.