Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MS

Vinay Nadkarni CHOP CIRP
CIRP Senior Fellow

Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MS is a Professor and Endowed Chair in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics and Medical Director of the CHOP Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation, and Associate Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science.  As a Senior Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Dr. Nadkarni’s research interests involve simulation-based training and assessment of pediatric injury, critical deterioration, resuscitation, and recovery. Integration and balance of trauma-informed care with time-critical medical interventions is a focus. He is a national and international leader in CPR and pediatric resuscitation research, conducting seminal studies to identify and test CPR and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) interventions. His work has also included utilizing biomechanics data, collected during real and simulated resuscitations, to inform improvement to safety products such as CPR manikins, seat belts and car seats.

Dr. Nadkarni holds CHOP’s Endowed Chair in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and has been an international leader for development and implementation of critical care and resuscitation science in both resource-rich and resource-poor environments. He previously served as director of CHOP’s Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship program, and has mentored and trained more than 100 physicians, advanced practice nurses, post-doctorate fellows, and international trainees in the course of his career, and was recognized as the recipient of the CHOP 2011 Outstanding Mentor Award and 2015 AAP Lifetime Achievement Award in Critical Care Pediatrics.

Dr. Nadkarni has a local, regional, national and international interest in CPR, pediatric resuscitation, and resuscitation education. He is an investigator on several research grants from the National Institutes of Health, and has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 35 book chapters related to the practice of critical care and resuscitation science. He can be contacted at

Research Interests

CPR, Pediatric Resuscitation, Resuscitation Education, Pediatric Critical Care