Vinay Nadkarni

Member, Board of Directors
Vinay Nadkarni, MD

About Vinay Nadkarni

Tell us more about yourself and your choice to become involved in IPSS.
Endowed Chair of Critical Care Medicine, Director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at CHOP. Internationally recognized physician-scientist with commitment to the discovery, translation and implementation of simulation education and resuscitation science. Co-chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (2007-2015), the leading scientific liaison collaborative for the resuscitation councils of Europe, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Board of directors of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (2007-2013). Founding co-chair of INSPIRE network. Dedicated to mentorship and development of collaborative research, education, implementation, and advocacy for children.

Visions and goals

Collaborative research, building upon the INSPIRE network infrastructure. Mentorship of young clinician-scientists and the establishment of infrastructure and support to encourage evidence based education and implementation science. Funding and support for evolution of IPSS into a major catalyst and infrastructure for international simulation education and implementation science.

Strengths and experience

Dr. Nadkarni has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 30 book chapters related to simulation and resuscitation science. He has mentored over 100 young physician-scientists, many international. He has received major awards for his work, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine Asmund Laerdal Award for Lifetime Achievement, the R-Baby Foundation Pioneer Award, the American Academy of Pediatrics Distinguished Career Award, and the Ron Haddock AHA International Impact Award. As the founding medical director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation, he pioneered one of the first and most recognized simulation education programs dedicated to children. Since 2001, CHOP has contributed to the development, testing, and adaptation of novel computerized simulators, skill-training programs, and teaching/learning approaches. Over the past 2 years, Dr Nadkarni has delivered keynote addresses at international conferences around the world on six continents including Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Latin America, Africa, and Europe. He was awarded the 2013 Presidential Citation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for his lifelong focus on simulation and its potential to improve care for pediatric patients worldwide.


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