Akira Nishisaki, MD, MSCE

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




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. Neonatal Intubation Practice and Outcomes: An International Registry Study. Pediatrics. 2018 Dec 11; PMID: 30538147 


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