Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MS

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Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MS, is the Medical Director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Advanced education and innovation, Novel treatments for ischemia/reperfusion and hypoxemia/ischemia, Cardiac arrest and resuscitation simulation, Clinical trials in pediatric critical care, Just-in-time and just-in-place health care provider training, Modulation of the immune response with enteral nutrition, Regional, national and international medicine
Locations: Main Hospital; Middleman Family Pavilion
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dr. Nadkarni served as the President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine 2023-2024 and has a lifetime of commitment to pediatric emergency, critical care, and resuscitation science, education and practice. He has published more than 700 peer-reviewed manuscripts, mentored more than 150 clinician scientists, and been recognized by numerous lifetime achievement awards by the AHA, ILCOR, Citizen CPR Foundation, AAP, and SCCM.

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Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine, College Park, MD


Pediatrics - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC



Pediatrics - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC (Chief Resident)


Pediatric Critical Care - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Board Certification

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Physiology - Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Co-Founding Director, Center for Pediatric Resuscitation

Associate Director, Center for Resuscitation Science

Director, Academy for Resuscitation of Children

Founding Director, Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation

Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Selected Publications

Please follow this link to Dr. Nadkarni’s PubMed Profile.