Dr. Nicole Shilkofski

Nicole Shilkofski

Dr. Shilkofski is a pediatric intensivist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  She graduated from Tulane School of Medicine with honors and subsequently from pediatric residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins, including a year as chief resident.  She began research projects overseas during fellowship, beginning with adaptation of pediatric resuscitation guidelines to developing country settings.  Since that time, she has served as a consultant to the Education Committee of the American Heart Association (AHA) for development and updates of the pediatric resuscitation guidelines.  She completed a Master’s degree in Medical Education through University of Cincinnati in 2009.  Her thesis focused on improving care for children in developing countries through implementation of structured training programs in resuscitation in 17 different hospitals in 12 countries using simulation teaching methodologies.  In 2011, she moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to assume the position of Founding Vice Dean for Education of Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine in collaboration with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, a position she held for 4 years.  During this time, she was responsible for curriculum development for Malaysian and international students and contextualization of the Johns Hopkins medical student curriculum for Southeast Asian settings.  While living in Asia, she also developed educational and research programs in Philippines and Burma, focusing on community level providers and midwives, integrating education in maternal and neonatal resuscitation for prevention of birth asphyxia and post-partum hemorrhage.  Nicole is passionate about her volunteer work with Operation Smile and has been on over 30 medical and educational missions in 25 countries, in addition to serving on the Medical Oversight Council. She will be presenting “Crisis Management” and offering the Difficult Airway Workshop.