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Vinciya Pandian, MSN, CRNP


Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Percutaneous Tracheostomy Service
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine


EDUCATION – MSN, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
PhD Candidate
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Maryland Board of Nursing

Critically ill patients who are intubated and are potential candidates for tracheostomy, and those who already have a tracheostomy. Be a liaison between surgeons and the physicians in the ICUs in the management of patients with tracheostomy.

• Patient satisfaction with Tracheostomy
• Quality of Life in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
• Texture analysis of Lung Parenchyma using CT scans
• Transitoriness in patients with Lung Cancer

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Laeeq, K., Pandian, V., Skinner, M., Masood, H., Stewart, C. M., Weatherly, R., Cummings, C., Bhatti, N. I., Learning Curve for Competency in Flexible Laryngoscopy, Larnygoscope, 120(10):1950 – 3, October, 2010

Stewart, C. M., Masood, H., Pandian, V., Laeeq, K., Akst, L., Francis, H. W., Bhatti, N. I., Development and Pilot Testing of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) on Hoarseness, Laryngoscope, 120(11):2177 – 82, November, 2010

Pandian, V., Vaswani, R. S., Mirski, M. A., Haut, E., Gupta, S., Bhatti, N. I. Safety of Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy in Coagulopathic Patients. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 89(8):387-95, August, 2010

Bhatti, N. I., Mohyuddin A., Reaven, N., Funk, S., Laeeq, K., Pandian, V., Mirski, M. A., Feller-Kopman, D., Cost analysis of intubation-related tracheal injury using a national database, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 143(1):31-36, July 2010

Shaha, M., Pandian, V., Choti, M., Stotsky, E., Herman, J., Khan, Y., Libonati, C., Pawlik, T., Schulick, R., Belcher, A. E., Transitoriness in Cancer Patients: A cross-sectional survey of lung and gastrointestinal cancer patients. Supportive Care Cancer, 19(2):271 – 279, February, 2010

Laeeq, K., Weatherly, R. A., Carrott, A., Pandian, V., Cummings, C. W., Bhatti, N. I. Learning Styles in Two Otolaryngology Residency Programs. Laryngoscope, 119(12):2360-5, December, 2009

Pandian, V., Nguyen, T. T., Mirski, M. A., & Bhatti, N. I. Percutaneous Tracheostomy: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, 18, 87 – 98, June, 2008 


Maragos, C., Bhatti, N., Laeeq, K., Pandian, V., Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Stoma Care., Society of Otorhinology and Head-Neck Nurses, 34th Annual Congress and Nursing Symposium September 2010, Boston, Massachusetts (Video)

 Pandian, V., Laeeq, K., Skinner, M., Masood, H., Stewart, C., Weatherly, R., Cummings, C., Bhatti, N. I., Learning Curve for Competency in Flexible Laryngoscopy, The Triological Society, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada (Podium)

 Joyner, K., Maragos, C., Turner, L., Pandian, V., Model for Best Practice: Nurse Practitioner Facilitated Tracheostomy Service, Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, 33rd Annual Congress and Nursing Symposium October 2009, San Diego, California (Poster)

 Bhatti, N. I., Laeeq, K., Pandian, V., Reaven, N., Funk, S., Mirski, M. A., Feller-Kopman, D., Cost Implications of Intubation-Related Tracheal Damage, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation October 2009, San Diego, California, 141 (3), Supp 1., P 105

 Gilstrap, D., Pandian, V., Mirski, M., Haut, E., Efron, D., Haider, A., Stevens, K., Bhatti, N., Feller-Kopman, D. Predictors of Short-Term Mortality Following Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy, Chest 2009, San Diego, California (Poster)

 Bhatti, N. I., Pandian, V. Bronchoscopic visualization during Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy. 16th Annual Assembly of the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Chest 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Hands on work station)

 Pandian, V., Bhatti, N. I. Impact of Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program on complication rate and length of stay. Society of Otorhinology and Head-Neck Nurses, Maryland/Washington DC Chapter, October 2008, Baltimore, Maryland (Podium)

 Shaha, M, Stotsky, E., Pandian, V., Choti, M., Libonati, C., Khan, Y., Coleman, J., Schulick, R., Pawlik, T., Herman, J., Belcher, A. E., Transitoriness in Cancer Patients: Presentation of a concept and a cross-sectional survey. The Sidney Kimmel Center for Oncology Nursing Excellence (SKCONE) 5th Annual Oncology Nursing Research Symposium 2008, Baltimore, Maryland

 Shaha, M., Belcher, A. E., Choti, M., Herman, J., Khan, Y., Libonati, C., Pandian, V., Pawlik, T., Schulick, R., Stotsky, E. Transitoriness in Cancer. 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2008, Chicago, Illinois (Poster)

 Sevransky, J., Pandian, V., Perper, B., Yeo, T. P. Fluid and Vasopressor Protocol, and Orderset. Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Nurse Practitioners (MARC-NP) 2004, College Park, Maryland


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