Akira Nishisaki, MD, MSCE

Areas of Expertise: Simulation-based education, Remote simulation, Pediatric airway management by non-anesthesiologists, Bedside Ultrasound
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan


    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Critical Care Medicine

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Associate Medical Director for Clinical Implementation Programs, Critical Care Medicine

    Associate Medical Director for PICU, Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation

    Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Simulation-based education, Remote simulation, Quality and safety in pediatric airway management, Bedside Ultrasound

  • Publications





    Niles DE, Nishisaki A, Sutton RM, Brunner S, Stavland M, Mahadevaiah S, Meaney PA, Maltese MR, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM. Analysis of transthoracic impedance during real cardiac arrest defibrillation attempts in older children and adolescents: Are stacked-shocks appropriate? Resuscitation. 2010 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

    Donoghue A, Nishisaki A, Sutton R, Hales R, Boulet J. Reliability and validity of a scoring instrument for clinical performance during Pediatric Advanced Life Support simulation scenarios. Resuscitation. 2010 Mar;81(3):331-6. Epub 2010 Jan 4. Read the abstract

    Nishisaki A, Donoghue AJ, Colborn S, Watson C, Meyer A, Brown CA 3rd, Helfaer MA, Walls RM, Nadkarni VM. Effect of just-in-time simulation training on tracheal intubation procedure safety in the pediatric intensive care unit.  Anesthesiology. 2010 Jul;113(1):214-23. Read the abstract