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Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Assistant Professor
Vinciya Pandian
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Administration/Health Systems Mngmt
  • Cardiovascular
  • Chronic Care
  • Community
  • Education
  • Global
  • Global Health
  • Pain/Symptom Management
  • Pulmonary
  • Simulation
  • Substance Use/Addiction
  • Surgical
  • Tracheostomy


Vinciya Pandian is an internationally known tracheostomy nurse practitioner. Dr. Pandian received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Christian Medical College at Vellore, India, and her master’s and doctorate in philosophy degrees from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She has served as a director of practice, education, and research for the Johns Hopkins Airway Program that includes the Tracheostomy and the Difficult Airway Response Programs. Dr. Pandian is passionate about caring for patients with airway issues and teaching care providers the best multidisciplinary approaches to improving patient outcomes. Her research is aimed at improving quality of life of critically ill mechanically ventilated patients, specifically those who are mechanically ventilated via a tracheostomy.

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  • Publications/Research

    Pandian V, Hutchinson C, Schiavi AJ, Feller-Kopman DJ, Haut ER, Parsons NA, Lin JS, Gorbatkin C, Angamuthu PG, Miller CR, Mirski MA, Bhatti NI, Yarmus LB. (2016). “Predicting the Need for Nonstandard Tracheostomy Tubes in Critically Ill Patients.” J Crit Care.; 37:173-8

    Pandian V, Garg V, Antar R, Best S. (2016). “Discharge Education and Caregiver Coping of Pediatric Patients with a Tracheostomy: Systematic review.” ORL Head Neck Nurs. (Winter); 34(1):17–27

    Pandian V, Smith CP, Cole TK, Bhatti NI, Mirski MA, Yarmus LB, Feller-Kopman DJ (2014). “Optimizing Communication in Mechanically Ventilated Patients.” Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology; 21(4):309-318

    Pandian V, Thompson CB, Feller-Kopman DJ, Mirski MA (2015). “Development and Validation of a Quality-of-Life Questionnaire for Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients.” Crit Care Med.; 43(1): 142-8

    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 (2014). “Utilization of a Standardized Tracheostomy Capping and Decannulation Protocol to Improve Patient Safety.” Laryngoscope; 124(8):1794 - 800

  • Awards/Honors

    2017 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

    2015 Literary Award—39th Congress and Nursing Symposium, Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Dallas, TX

    2014 Research Poster Award—Difficult Airway Response Team, Orlando, FL, 38th Congress and Nursing Symposium, Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses

    2013 Research Poster Award—Outpatient Follow-Up of Tracheostomy Patients, 37th Congress and Nursing Symposium, Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Vancouver, BC

    2013 Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses Honor Award, Vancouver, BC

    2013 Sue K. Donaldson Dissertation Award for the outstanding PhD dissertation in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD

    2012 Doctoral Award for Best Published Paper: “Predictors of Short-Term Mortality in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy,” Baltimore, MD

    2011 Gold Medal Poster: “Patient Safety and Quality Improvement – Quality of Life in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: Pilot Study,” Thirteenth Annual Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Research Day, Baltimore, MD

    2011 Clinical Poster Award: “Tracheostomy Tube Capping and Decannulation Guidelines: A QI Project,” 34th Congress and Nursing Symposium, Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, San Francisco, CA