Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine , Delirium, Pediatric Airway Disorders, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
Links between sleep disturbances and neuroinflammation; Actigraphy; Sleep-wake cycles in critically ill children; Sleep promotion, sedation optimization and delirium prevention in the management of children in the PICU; Sleep disturbances in critically ill children
Dr. Sapna Kudchadkar is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include sleep disturbances in critically ill children, pediatric delirium prevention and management, sedation of mechanically ventilated children, pediatric ICU rehabilitation and mobility, pediatric difficult airway management, and clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.
Dr. Kudchadkar received her undergraduate degree in both biochemistry and French at Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated magna cum laude. She went on to attend University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she earned her M.D. and completed an internship with the Open Society Institute Soros Community Health Program. She completed residencies in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and in anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by clinical fellowships in pediatric critical care and pediatric anesthesiology. Dr. Kudchadkar is working on a Ph.D. in clinical investigation at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Her primary research focus is the role of sleep disturbances as modulator of outcomes in critically ill children, and the effects of sleep promotion, sedation optimization and delirium prevention in the management of children admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
In April 2013, Dr. Kudchadkar was awarded the Alfred Sommer Scholar award at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, given to Ph.D. candidates "who exemplify scientific excellence, energy, ambition, political acumen and a determination to change the world" through public health research.
Dr. Kudchadkar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Anesthesiology, and is board certified in pediatric critical care medicine.