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Nicole Ann Shilkofski, M.D.

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Core Faculty- Colleges Advising Program, Thomas College

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Female

Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: Anesthesiology , Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care

Research Interests: Medical Simulation in Education and Healthcare

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Background

Dr. Nicole Shilkofski is an assistant professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pediatric critical care medicine.

Dr. Shilkofski serves as the associate director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center, the medical director of the Hopkins Outreach for Pediatric Education (H.O.P.E.) Office, and the associate program director of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In addition to her work at Johns Hopkins, she is also the vice dean for Education at Purdana University Graduate School of Medicine in Malaysia.

She received her undergraduate degree in pre-professional studies and psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also completed a fellowship in simulation and educational research at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Shilkofski joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2004.

Dr. Shilkofski's research interests include medical simulation in education and healthcare.

She has been recognized by The Lisa J. Heiser Award for Junior Faculty Contribution in Education from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education and by the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation from the American Medical Womens Association. She is a member of the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Titles

  • Core Faculty- Colleges Advising Program, Thomas College
  • Associate Director- Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center
  • Medical Director- Hopkins Outreach for Pediatric Education (H.O.P.E.) Office
  • Associate Program Director- Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (2000)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2003)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2005)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (2004)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (2007)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2008)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2003, 2011)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Shilkofski’s research examines the use of high-fidelity mannequin simulation and computer-based screen simulation as educational modalities within biomedicine. She is working toward the design, implementation and evaluation of an integrated web-based curriculum to teach pediatric resuscitation via simulation techniques. This curriculum is designed for use at multiple training levels in different specialties and will ultimately be disseminated in residency training programs across the United States. Her ultimate goal is for a modified version of this simulation curriculum to be used to teach both neonatal and pediatric resuscitation in developing countries with the aim of reducing infant mortality rates in the developing world.

Her research group is also involved in studies designed to investigate communication, behavior and functionality of teams during medical crisis situations, with a particular emphasis on resuscitation scenarios. Her background in medical education has also fostered research interests and ongoing projects in the improvement of cognitive strategies to teach advanced cardiac life support techniques to medical students and other trainees. Specifically, she is interested in how student learning styles impact cognitive domains and affect medical decision making during resuscitation.

Selected Publications

Editorial:

  1. Shilkofski NA, Robertson JW (Eds). Harriet Lane Handbook 17th edition. Mosby: 2005.

Manuscripts:

  1. Hunt EA, Brunetti M, Nelson KL, Shilkofski NA, Peddy SB. Recognition and Initial Management of Cardiac Emergencies in Children. Minerva Pediatrica, 2009; 61(2): 141-62.
  2. Nelson KL, Shilkofski NA, Haggerty J, Saliski M, Hunt EA. The Use of Cognitive Aids during Simulated Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrests. Simulation in Healthcare, 2008; 3(3): 138-45.
  3. Shilkofski NA, Nelson K, Hunt EA. Recognition and Treatment of Supraventricular Tachycardia by Pediatric Residents in a Simulation Scenario. Simulation in Healthcare, 2008; 3(1):4-9.
  4. Hunt EA, Zimmer KP, Rinke ML, Shilkofski NA, Matlin C, Garger C, Miller, M. The Effect of Transition from a Traditional Code Team to a Rapid Response Team in a Childrens Center: A Before and After Intervention Trial. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2008; 162(2):117-22.
  5. Hunt EA, Shilkofski NA, Nelson K, Stavroudis L. Simulation: Translation to Improved Team Performance. Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, 2007; 25(2): 301-319.
  6. Shilkofski NA, Hunt E. Case Report: Use of a Pediatric Medical Emergency Team to Manage a Complex Child with Hypoxia. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 2007; 33(4): 236-241.
  7. Hunt E, Nelson K, Shilkofski, N. Simulation in Medicine: Addressing Patient Safety and Improving the Interface Between Healthcare Providers and Medical Technology. Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, 2006; 40:399- 404.
  8. Yuan C, Guo Y, Ravi R, Przyklenk K, Shilkofski N, Diez R, Cole RN, Murphy AM. Myosin binding protein C is differentially phosphorylated upon myocardial stunning in canine and rat heartsevidence for novel phosphorylation sites. Proteomics, 2006; 14: 4176-86.
  9. Shilkofski NA, Cheng TL. Escherichia coli 0157:H7 In Brief. Pediatrics in Review. 2004; 25:75-76.
  10. Peddy SB, Schwartz JM, Shilkofski NA, Duncan JG, Crosson JE, Harris ZL. Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias in the ICU: Diagnosis, Definition and Treatment. Contemporary Critical Care, 2004; 2: 1-12.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • International Faculty Education Scholar Grant Winner, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, 2013
  • Outstanding Educational Scholarship Abstract, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, IEE Education Conference Award Recipients, 2013
  • The Lisa J. Heiser Award for Junior Faculty Contribution in Education, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, 2012
  • Excellence in Innovations in Medical Education, 2011
  • Best Trainee Abstract Co-author, International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, 2007
  • Directors research grant award, Association of Pediatric Program, 2005
  • Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Womens Association, 2000
  • New Orleans Pediatric Society Award, 2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1999

Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA), 1999
    Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 2000
    Member
  • Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH), 2008
    Member
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), 2005
    Member
  • Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM), 2005
    Member
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), 2003
    Member

Professional Activities

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, 2004
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