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Sapna Kudchadkar, MD

Sapna Ravi Kudchadkar, MD
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins PICU Clinical Research Program
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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Titles

  • Co-Director, Johns Hopkins PICU Clinical Research Program
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Children's Center

Expertise

Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Delirium, Pediatric Airway Disorders, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Critical Care, Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

Sleep disturbances in critically ill children; Sleep promotion, sedation optimization and delirium prevention in the management of children in the PICU; Sleep-wake cycles in critically ill children; Actigraphy; Links between sleep disturbances and neuroinflammation

Biography

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.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Kannada

Memberships

Professional Societies

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow, 2006-present    

  • Critical Care section member

Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2009-present

  • Pediatric section member

Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, 2009-present

  • Education Committee Member
  • Research Committee Member

American Society of Anesthesiology, 2010-present

American Delirium Society, 2012-present

  • Research Committee Member (Appointed)

Society for Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine, 2014-present

  • Pediatric Sleep Committee (Appointed)

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Chicago IL) (2003)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2009)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2008)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (Baltimore MD) (2006)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2011)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2012)
    • General, American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (2010)
    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2006)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Kudchadkar’s primary research focuses on the role of sleep disturbances as a 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. She is also investigating the effects of critical illness on sleep-wake cycles during short and long-term recovery using actigraphy, and the potential links between sleep disturbances and neuroinflammation in the developing brain.

    Dr. Kudchadkar has initiated quality improvement initiatives for rehabilitation of critically ill children in the PICU, and is actively involved in ongoing education in pediatric difficult airway management through the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Difficult Airway Task Force.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Maxwell LG, Buckley GM, Kudchadkar SR, Ely E, Stebbins EL, Dube C, Morad A, Jastaniah EA, Sethna NF, Yaster M. “Pain management following major intracranial surgery in pediatric patients: a prospective cohort study in three academic children's hospitals.” Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Jul 29. doi: 10.1111/pan.12489.
    2. Kudchadkar SR, Nemergut ME. “Propofol monotherapy for neonatal intubation provides high risk but few benefits.” Acta Paediatr. 2014 Jul 3. doi: 10.1111/apa.12733. [Epub ahead of print].
    3. Kudchadkar SR, Yaster M, Punjabi NM. “Sedation, sleep promotion, and delirium screening practices in the care of mechanically ventilated children: a wake-up call for the pediatric critical care community*.” Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul;42(7):1592-600. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000326.
    4. Rodrigues J, Furtado R, Ramani A, Mitta N, Kudchadkar S, Falari S. “A rare instance of retrosternal goitre presenting with obstructive sleep apnoea in a middle-aged person.” Int J Surg Case Rep. 2013;4(12):1064-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2013.07.040. Epub 2013 Oct 1.
    5. Kudchadkar SR, Hamrick JT, Mai CL, Berkowitz I, Tunkel D. “The heat is on... thermal epiglottitis as a late presentation of airway steam injury.” J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb;46(2):e43-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.08.033. Epub 2013 Oct 7.

    Clinical Trials

    Intravenous Clonidine for Sedation in Infants and Children Who are Mechanically Ventilated – Dosing Finding Study

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Alfred Sommer Scholar Award-Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012

    NIH Extramural Pediatric Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Award, 2011

    Johns Hopkins KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Award, 2011

    American Thoracic Society Fellow Travel Award, 2011

    Best Poster, 12th Annual Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Research Day, 2010

    Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Research Fellowship Grant, 2010

    American Medical Women’s Association Leadership Award, 2003

    American College of Physicians (ACP) National Medical Student Poster Winner, 2003

    Soros Foundation Open Society Fellowship Award, 2001

    William Greenleaf Eliot Distinguished Leadership and Service Award, Washington University in St. Louis, 1999

    Professional Activities

    Physician Chair, Pediatric Mobility Working Group, Johns Hopkins, 2014 - present

    Manuscript ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 2014 - present

    Pediatrics-Anesthesia Combined Training Liaison, Johns Hopkins, 2013 - present

    Johns Hopkins ACCM Clinical Competency Committee, 2013 - present

    Pediatric Airway Task Force, Johns Hopkins, 2013 - present

    Pediatric Sleep Committee, Society for Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine, 2013 - present

    Manuscript ad hoc reviewer, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2012 - present

    Manuscript ad hoc reviewer, Sleep, 2012 - present

    Research Committee member (appointed), American Delirium Society, 2012 - present

    Education Committee member, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, 2009 - present

    Research Committee member, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, 2009 - present

    Pediatric section member, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2009 - present

    Critical care section member, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006 - present

  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    20 questions with Sapna Kudchadkar: Combined Training in Pediatrics & Anesthesiology: http://www.studentdoctor.net/2013/01/20-questions-sapna-kudchadkar-md/

    Sommer Scholars Program: http://www.jhsph.edu/admissions/scholarships/institutional-scholarships/sommer-scholars/scholars/?scholars=360&type=new

    Better Zzzs, Less Delirium for Young Patients: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/publications/hopkins_medicine_magazine/features/delirium

     

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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine

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