Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN
Vinciya Pandian is internationally known for her clinical expertise in improving critically ill patients’ care, safety, and quality of life. Her scientific work, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (R01NR017433), focuses on identifying signs and symptoms of laryngeal injury post-extubation in the intensive care unit. She is also funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (R18 HS029124) to establish and evaluate the effectiveness of an interprofessional patient safety learning center, the Center for Immersive Learning and Digital Innovation. The center will be designed to provide the infrastructure to develop and evaluate 1) a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) educational module using multiplayer virtual simulation and virtual reality, 2) augmented reality-guided central line insertion and dressing change devices, and 3) a robot-controlled intravenous administration system to decrease the rate of CLABSI and CLABSI-related mortality. In addition to ICUs, her research expands to global settings (India and Nigeria). Dr. Pandian is passionate about educating care providers on the best multidisciplinary approaches to improving the outcomes of critically ill patients. She has served as a director of practice, education, and research for the Johns Hopkins Airway Program, including the Tracheostomy and Difficult Airway Response Programs, and as the associate director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Executive Program, and director of the Research Honors Program. She is currently the president of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head-Neck Nurses, the vice president of the Sigma Nu Beta at-large chapter, and the treasurer for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative. At JHSON, she is the assistant dean for Immersive Learning and Digital Innovation. In addition to serving as the executive director for the Center of Immersive Learning and Digital Innovation, her entrepreneurial work surrounds developing, implementing, and evaluating various products and programs to enhance teaching and learning and improve patient safety. Dr. Pandian earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India; master’s and PhD degrees at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; and an MBA at the University of Baltimore.
Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.
Pandian V, Ghazi TU, He MQ, Isak E, Saleem A, Semler LR, Capellari EC, Brenner MJ (2022). Multidisciplinary Difficult Airway Team Characteristics, Airway Securement Success, and Clinical Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022:34894221123124. Epub 20221002. doi: 10.1177/00034894221123124. PubMed PMID: 36189709.
Pandian, V., Dino, M. J. S., McLennan, L., Brown, K. M., Sullivan, N., Coker, D., ... & Szanton, S. L. (2022). Nursing education in uncharted waters: Are we successfully navigating the industrial revolutions ahead? Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Pandian, V., Murgu, S., & Lamb, C. R. (2021). Counterpoint: "Tracheostomy in patients with COVID-19, Should we do it before 14 days? No." Chest. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2020.12.064
Pandian, V., Murgu, S., Lamb, C. R., & Pandian, V. (2021). Rebuttal from Drs Pandian, Murgu, and Lamb. Chest. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2021.01.075
McGrath, B. A., Pandian, V., & Brenner, M. J. (2021). Percutaneous Tracheostomy. N Engl J Med, 384(8), 779. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc2035339
Pandian, V., Brodsky, M. B., Brigham, E. P., Parker, A. M., Hillel, A. T., Levy, J. M., Rassekh, C. H., Lalwani, A. K., Needham, D. M., & Brenner, M. J. (2021). COVID-19 survivorship: How otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons can restore quality of life after critical illness. Am J Otolaryngol, 42(3), 102917. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.102917
Pandian, V., DeRose, T., Lynch, J., Rahman, A., Brenner, M. J., (2020). Worthy to Care for the Suffering: Trials and Courage of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Nurses. ORL-Head & Neck Nursing. In press.
Pandian, V., Morris, L. L., Brodsky, M. B., Lynch, J., Walsh, B., Rushton, C., Phillips, J., Rahman, A., DeRose, T., Lambe, L., Lami, L., Man Wu, S. P., Garza, F. P., Maiani, S., Zavalis, A., Okusanya, K. A., Palmieri, P. A., McGrath, B. A., Pelosi, P., Sole, M. L., Davidson, P., & Brenner, M. J. (2020). Critical Care Guidance for Tracheostomy Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global, Multidisciplinary Approach. Am J Crit Care, e1-e12. https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc2020561
Brenner, M. J., Pandian, V., Milliren, C. E., Graham, D. A., Zaga, C., Morris, L. L., Bedwell, J. R., Das, P., Zhu, H., Lee, Y. A. J., Peltz, A., Chin, K., Schiff, B. A., Randall, D. M., Swords, C., French, D., Ward, E., Sweeney, J. M., Warrillow, S. J., Arora, A., Narula, A., McGrath, B. A., Cameron, T. S., & Roberson, D. W. (2020). Global Tracheostomy Collaborative: data-driven improvements in patient safety through multidisciplinary teamwork, standardisation, education, and patient partnership. Br J Anaesth, 125(1), e104-e118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2020.04.054
Pandian, V., Cole, T., Kilonsky, D., Holden, K., Feller-Kopman, D. J., Brower, R., & Mirski, M. (2020). Voice-Related Quality of Life Increases With a Talking Tracheostomy Tube: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Laryngoscope, 130(5), 1249-1255. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.28211
2023 Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, for commitment to the ideals and practice of interprofessional critical care, American College of Critical Care Medicine
2021 American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2020 Editor’s Award, “Speech-Language Pathology Guidance for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Multidisciplinary Perspective”
2021 The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award
2021 Fellow of Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing, Class of ELAN 2020-2021, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
2021 Fellow of the SOURCE Service-Learning Community Faculty Fellows Program, 2020-2021, Johns Hopkins University
2020 Fellow of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Ad Eundem, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
2020 Outstanding Service Award, Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses
2019 Third Place Best Research Poster Award, 5th International Tracheostomy Symposium, Melbourne, Australia
2019 Outstanding Nurse Researcher, Dean’s Alumni Awards, Baltimore, MD
2019 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
2019 Golden Mask Award for Outstanding Nurse-Led Quality Improvement in Africa, Global Alliance of Perioperative Professionals
2018 Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
2018 Inducted into Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honor Society
2018 Inducted into Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society
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