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Vinciya Pandian, M.S.N., Ph.D.
Nursing Director, Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Research Interests: Patient outcomes; Quality of life; Tracheostomy; Mechanical ventilation; Airway diseases; Airway
Dr. Vinciya Pandian is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on ventilation procedures and airway complications.
Dr. Pandian serves as the nursing director of the Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program and the director of practice, education and research of the Johns Hopkins Airway Program.
She is currently engaged in studying quality of life in mechanically ventilated patients, tracheostomy outcomes and airway complications.
Dr. Pandian received her M.S.N. and Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Dr. Pandian serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses and as president of the Maryland/DC chapter of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses. Her work has been recognized with the Literary Award for Excellence in Otorhinolaryngologic Nursing Publishing from the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
- Nursing Director, Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program
- Director of Practice, Education and Research, Johns Hopkins Airway Program
- Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
- Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- M.S.N., Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (Maryland) (2004)
- Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (Maryland) (2013)
Research & Publications
Clinical Trial KeywordsTracheostomy
- Evaluation of a Tracheostomy Tube that Enables Communication (BLUSA)
- Normal Saline Use with Suctioning
Hillel AT, Namba D, Ding D, Pandian V, Elisseeff JH, Horton MR. "An in situ, in vivo murine model for the study of laryngotracheal stenosis." JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Oct;140(10):961-6. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2014.1663.
Pandian V, Thompson CB, Feller-Kopman DJ, Mirski MA. "Development and validation of a quality-of-life questionnaire for mechanically ventilated ICU patients." Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan;43(1):142-8. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000552.
Pandian V, Smith CP, Cole TK, Bhatti NI, Mirski MA, Yarmus LB, Feller-Kopman DJ. "Optimizing communication in mechanically ventilated patients." J Med Speech Lang Pathol. 2014; 21(4): 309–318.
Pandian V, Bose S, Miller CR, Schiavi AJ, Feller-Kopman DJ, Bhatti NI, Mirski MA. "Exploring quality of life in critically-ill tracheostomy patients: a pilot study." ORL Head Neck Nurs. 2014 Winter;32(1):6–13.
Pandian V, Miller CR, Schiavi AJ, Yarmus L, Contractor A, Haut ER, Feller-Kopman DJ, Mirski MA, Morad AH, Carey JP, Hillel AT, Maragos CS, Bhatti NI. "Utilization of a standardized tracheostomy capping and decannulation protocol to improve patient safety." Laryngoscope 2014 Aug;124(8):1794-800. doi: 10.1002/lary.24625.
Malik MU, Pandian V, Masood H, Diaz DA, Varela V, Davalos-Balderas AJ, Parra-Cardenas M, Seo P, Francis HW. "Spectrum of immune-mediated inner-ear disease and cochlear implant results." Laryngoscope. 2012;122(11):2557-2562.
Yarmus L, Pandian V, Gilbert C, Schiavi A, Haider A, Chi A, Morad A, Miller C, Efron D, Stevens K, Gangidi S, Vaswani R, Haut E, Mirski M, Bhatti N, Feller-Kopman D. "Safety and efficiency of interventional pulmonologists performing percutaneous tracheostomy." Respiration. 2012;84(2):123-127.
Activities & Honors
- Literary Award for Excellence in Otorhinolaryngologic Nursing Publishing, Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses, 2015
- National Society of Leadership and Success, 2016
- President, Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses – Maryland/DC Chapter, 2015
- Board Member, Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses, 2015
Videos & Media
Lectures and Presentations
The Holy Grail: Decannulation in Adult Patients
Presentation , Third International Tracheostomy Symposium , Baltimore, MD (04/30/2016)