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Nicole Ann Shilkofski, M.D., M.Ed.
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Languages: English, Spanish
Expertise: Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care
Research Interests: Medical Simulation in Education and Healthcare; Global Health; Pediatric Resuscitation
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Appointment Phone: 410-955-5000
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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 Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Cincinnati. 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 Women's 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.
- Vice Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics
- Residency Program Director, Pediatrics
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Departments / Divisions
- MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (2000)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2003)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2005)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (2004)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (2007)
- American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2008)
- American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2003)
Research & Publications
Dr. Shilkofski’s research examines the use of mannequin simulation as educational modalities within biomedicine, particularly in limited resource settings internationally. She designed and implemented 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. 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 PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Meaney PA, Sutton RM, Tsima B, Steenhoff AP Shilkofski N, Boulet JR, Davis A, Kestler AM, Church KK, Niles DE, Irving SY, Mazhani L, Nadkarni VM. Training hospital providers in basic CPR skills in Botswana: Acquisition, retention and impact of novel training techniques. Resuscitation, 2012;83(12):1484-90
Colbert-Getz JM, Jung J, Fleishman C, Shilkofski N. How do gender and anxiety affect students' self-assessment and actual performance on a high-stakes clinical skills examination? Academic Medicine 2013; 88(1):44-48
Hunt EA, Duval-Arnould JM, Nelson-McMillan KL, Bradshaw JH, Diener-West M, Perretta JS, Shilkofski NA. Pediatric resident resuscitation skills improve after "Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice" training. Resuscitation 2014; 85(7):945-51
Shilkofski NA, Hunt EA. Identification of Barriers to Pediatric Care in Limited Resource Settings: A Simulation Study. Pediatrics 2015; 136(6):e1569-75
Jung J, Shilkofski N. Pediatric Resuscitation Education in Low-Middle Income Countries: Effective Strategies for Successful Program Development. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care 2017;6:12-18
Contact for Research Inquiries
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Activities & 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 Women's Association, 2000
- New Orleans Pediatric Society Award, 2000
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1999
- Fulbright Hays Group Project Abroad Grant, U.S. Department of Education, 2017
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA), 1999
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 2000
- Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH), 2008
- Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), 2005
- Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM), 2005
- Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), 2003
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, 2004