Anne M Ades, MD, MSEd is an attending neonatologist, Medical Co-Director of the Special Delivery Unit Neonatal Service, Director of Neonatal Simulation and Medical Co-Director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at CHOP.
Anne Ades, MD, MSEd is an attending neonatologist, Medical Co-Director of the Special Delivery Unit Neonatal Service, Director of Neonatal Education Simulation and Medical Co-Director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Ades is very involved in developing interprofessional educational programs in the NICU at CHOP. She has specific expertise in simulation based medical education. These activities include both “mock codes” with patient simulators and “code-debriefing” sessions. She is not only interested in implementing new strategies to enhance learning but also how to help others become better teachers.
Dr. Ades also has interests in the delivery room management and resuscitation of newborns with prenatally diagnosed congenital anomalies; in improving intubation success and safety of neonatal intubation; and in neonates and infants who need resuscitation in the NICU.
Dr. Ades serves as attending neonatologist at CHOP and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is an NRP instructor and helps to coordinate the NRP courses at CHOP. Dr. Ades also previously served as associate medical director of the neonatal/infant intensive care unit at CHOP.
Dr. Ades received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. She completed her pediatric residency and neonatal fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC.
Education and Training
MD - Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Pediatrics - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – American Board of PediatricsPediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
MSEd - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Director, Neonatal Education and Simulation Training (NEST)
Medical Co-director, Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation
Medical Co-director, SDU Neonatal Service
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Kishida M, Daly Guris R, Monachino A, Hales R, Benson D, Good G, Hamburger M, Widmeier K, Dove A, Ades A, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A. Be Prepared; A pediatric simulation center’s early pandemic contributions. Sim Healthcare. 2021
Umoren RA, Sawyer TL, Ades A, DeMeo S, Foglia EE, Glass K, Gray MM, Barry J, Johnston L, Jung P, Kim JH, Krick J, Moussa A, Mulvey C, Nadkarni V, Napolitano N, Quek BH, Singh N, Zenge JP, Shults J, Nishisaki A; National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates (NEAR4NEOS) Investigators. Team Stress and Adverse Events during Neonatal Tracheal Intubations: A Report from NEAR4NEOS. Am J Perinatol. 2019 Jul 31. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693698. [Epub ahead of print]
Ozawa Y, Ades A. Foglia E. DeMeo S, Barry J, Sawyer T, Nishisaki A for the Near4NEOS Investigators, et al. Premedication with neuromuscular blockade and sedation during neonatal intubation is associated with fewer adverse events. J Perinatol. 2019 Apr 2. doi: 10.1038/s41372-019-0367-0. [Epub ahead of print]
Brady J, Kovatis K, O Apos Dea CL, Gray M, Ades A. What Do NICU Fellows Identify as Important for Achieving Competency in Neonatal Intubation? Neonatology. 2019 Mar 19;116(1):10-16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30889585
Sawyer T, Foglia EE, Ades A, Moussa A, Napolitano N, Glass K, Johnston L, Jung P, Singh N, Quek BH, Barry J, Zenge J, DeMeo SD, Brei B, Krick J, Kim JH, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A. Incidence, impact and indicators of difficult intubations in the neonatal intensive care unit: a report from the National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2019 Feb 22;. PMID: 30796059
Sawyer T, Foglia E, Ades A, Moussa A, Napolitano N, Glass K, Johnston L, Jung P, Singh N, Quek B, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A for the NEAR4NEOS investigators. Incidence and Indicators of Difficult Intubations in the NICU. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. Feb. 2019.
Riley JS, Antiel RM, Rintoul NE, Ades AM, Waqar LN, Lin N, Herkert LM, D’Agostino JA, Hoffman C, Peranteau WH, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL: Reduced oxygen concentration for the resuscitation of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Perinatology 38:834-843, 2018.
Foglia EE, Ades A, Sawyer T, Glass KM, Singh N, Jung P, Quek BH, Johnston LC, Barry J, Zenge J, Moussa A, Kim JH, DeMeo SD, Napolitano N, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A; NEAR4NEOS Investigators. Neonatal Intubation Practice and Outcomes: An International Registry Study. Pediatrics. 2018 Dec 11. pii: e20180902. [Epub ahead of print]
Johnston L, Sawyer T, Nishisaki A, Whitfill T, French H, Ades A, INSPIRE Research Network, et al. Neonatal Intubation Competency Assessment Tool: Development and Validation. Acad Pediatr. August 2018.
Pouppirt NR, Nassar R, Napolitano N, Nawab U, Nishisaki A, Nadkarni V, Ades A, Foglia EE. Association Between Video Laryngoscopy and Adverse Tracheal Intubation-Associated Events in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Pediatr. 2018 Jul 3. pii: S0022-3476(18)30759-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.05.046. [Epub ahead of print]
Pouppirt NR, Foglia EE, Ades A. A video is worth a thousand words: innovative uses of videolaryngoscopy. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2018 May 4. pii: fetalneonatal-2017-314288. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-314288. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Pouppirt NR, Foglia EE, Ades A. A video is worth a thousand words: innovative uses of videolaryngoscopy. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2018 May 4;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29728413
Niles DE, Cines C, Insley E, Foglia EE, Elci OU, Skåre C, Olasveengen T, Ades A, Posencheg M, Nadkarni VM, Kramer-Johansen J. Incidence and characteristics of positive pressure ventilation delivered to newborns in a US tertiary academic hospital. Resuscitation. 2017 Apr 11. pii: S0300-9572(17)30135-1. [Epub ahead of print]
Foglia E, Ades A, Napolitano N, Leffelman J, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A.: Factors associated with adverse events during tracheal intubation in the NICU. Neonatology 108: 23-29, 2015.
Watanabe I, Ades A, Nishisaki A. Tele-Simulation for Healthcare Team and System Improvement. Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Improving Healthcare Systems. Springer Nature. Eds: Deutsch E, Perry S, Gurnaney H. 2021
Ades A, Halamek L, Sawyer T. Using Simulation to Improve Neonatal Care. Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Improving Healthcare Systems. Springer Nature. Eds: Deutsch E, Perry S, Gurnaney H. 2021
Awards and Honors
2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium
- Co-Chair, Resuscitation Focus Group
International Pediatric Simulation Society
- Board of Directors
National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates
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