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CURRICULUM VITAE

Binod Balakrishnan MBBS
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Fax: (414) 2663563
Email: bbalakris@mcw.edu

EDUCATION:
08/1992 - 01/1998 MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
06/1998 - 06/2001 Pediatric Resident, Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
11/2002 - 11/2005 Pediatric Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
07/2012 - 06/2015 Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2012 - 06/2015 Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2015 - Present Member, Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee, Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Co-Director for the monthly Pediatric Multidisciplinary Neurocritical Care Conference., Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2019 - Present Member - Critical Care Research Operations Committee, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Children's Wisconsin
2020 - Present Member - Scholarship Oversight Committee Dr.Fatima Ajmal MD (Critical Care), Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
General Pediatrics
10/2006
12/2026
Critical Care Medicine
11/2016
12/2026
   
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Certified Professionals in Health Care
Quality Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI)
2012
None
ACLS
American Heart Association
None
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
American Heart Association
None
Basic Life
American Heart Association
None
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Provider
None
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
Summit Award for Excellence in Care – one of only 3 recipients in Indiana, Managed Health Services

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
11/2002 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics (Member)
07/2011 - Present Society of Critical Care Medicine (Member)
10/2015 - Present Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group (Member)

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
2019 - Present Neurocritical Care journal Review submitted manuscripts for suitability for publication - average 5-6 manuscripts per year

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
07/2019 - Present Member, Critical Care Research Operations Committee, Children's Wisconsin
09/2020 - Present Member, Faculty Selection Committee - Division of Critical Care, Children's Wisconsin
03/2021 - Present Member, Liver transplant resource team - Division of Critical Care, Children's Wisconsin

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2019 - Present Member, PICU Advisory Committee, Virtual PICU Systems LLC

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Evaluation of pupillometric changes in children with severe diabetic ketoacidosis
Source:
Internal funding
Role:
PI
Dates:
07/2017 - Present
Direct Funds:
$15,450
  
Title:
Personalizing Outcomes after Child Cardiac Arrest
Source:
NIH
Role:
Site PI
PI:
Ericka Fink - Childeren's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Dates:
08/2018 - Present
  
Title:
Pediatric Influence of Cooling duration on Efficacy in Cardiac Arrest Patients (P-ICECAP)
Source:
NIH (Grant number UG3HL159134)
Role:
Site PI (Subaward# SUBK00016611)
PI:
Frank Moler MD (University of Michigan)
Dates:
09/15/2021 - 08/31/2028
  
Title:
Percutaneous auricular neurostimulation for treatment of Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity in children with acute severe brain injury
Source:
Advancing Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Role:
PI
PI:
Binod Balakrishnan
Dates:
05/01/2022 - 10/31/2023
Direct Funds:
$12,400
  
Non-Peer Review
Title:
VPICU Performance System Clinical Team
Source:
VPS, LLC
Role:
Clinical Consultant
Dates:
07/01/2016 - Present
Direct Funds:
$2,500 (Annual support to MCW with no salary support)
  
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Safety and Efficacy of Propofol in the treatment of refractory status epilepticus in children
Source:
Internal funding
Role:
PI
Dates:
07/2016 - 07/2017
Direct Funds:
$5,852
  
Title:
A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of SAGE-547 injection in the treatment of subjects with super-refractory status epilepticus
Source:
SAGE
Role:
Site co-investigator
Dates:
08/2016 - 09/2017
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Binod Balakrishnan, Brain Death evaluation in the PICU, Operating Room staff lecture series, Children's Wisconsin, 03/07/2022
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
National
Ashby D, Gourlay D, BALAKRISHNAN B, Meyer MT, Nimmer M, Radowicz A, Yan K, Drendel AL, Investigating Skin Tone’s Effect on Pediatric Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Values. (E-poster), Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, 04/2021 - Present
Personalizing Outcomes after Child Cardiac Arrest: A preliminary biomarker report., AHA meeting 2021 - Scientific Sessions, Boston MA, 11/13/2021 - 11/15/2021
Snooks KC, McDermott KL, BALAKRISHNAN B, Hanson SJ, But What if there is no cough?, Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress, Virtual, 04/18/2022 - 04/21/2022
Balakrishnan B, Zhang L, Simpson P, Hanson SJ, Digital pupillometry for noninvasive neurologic monitoring in pediatric severe diabetic ketoacidosis, Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress 2022, Virtual, 04/18/2022 - 04/21/2022
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
2020 - Present Faculty Interviewer, Child Neurology Resident Selection Committee, Child Neurology, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
01/2022 - Present Member, Chair of Neurology search committee, Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Hospital
06/01/2022 - Present Leader - Neurocritical Care sub group, Committee to develop guidelines for PICU admission, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
07/2020 - Present Evaluator of History and Physical Exam write-ups for M3 students.
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Continuing Medical Education
2015 - Present Children's Wisconsin, Lecture on Management of Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury - multiple times over the years
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Jarrett Judkins (M1), Medical College of Wisconsin, 06/01/2022 - 08/12/2022 Medical Student Summer Research Program, Ongoing
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Faculty
07/2020 - Present Director - monthly Advanced Practice Provider Physiology lecture series in the PICU. Design, Conceptualize and Coordinate the lectures.
 
 
 
 

GUIDELINE DEVELOPMENT:
10/2020 - Present Lead - Management of Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity in pediatric patients with acute brain injury.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Balakrishnan B, Dasgupta M, Gajewski K, Hoffmann RG, Simpson PM, Havens PL, Hanson SJ. Low near infrared spectroscopic somatic oxygen saturation at admission is associated with need for lifesaving interventions among unplanned admissions to the pediatric intensive care unit. J Clin Monit Comput. 2018 Feb;32(1):89-96.
2. Balakrishnan B, Hanson S Critical appraisal of “The Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy During an Extubation Readiness Trial as a Predictor of Extubation Outcome Foster CB, Spaeder MC, McCarter RJ et al Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013;14:587-92 for the PedsCCM Evidence-Based Journal Club. Published 11/2013.
3. Balakrishnan B, Flynn-O'Brien KT, Simpson PM, Dasgupta M, Hanson SJ. Enteral Nutrition Initiation in Children Admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Units After Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurocrit Care. 2019 Feb;30(1):193-200.
4. Balakrishnan B, Zhang L, Simpson PM, Hanson SJ. Impact of the Timing of Placement of an Intracranial Pressure Monitor on Outcomes in Children with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2018;53(6):379-386.
5. Petersen PC, Balakrishnan B (Corresponding author), Vitola B, Hong JC. Case report series of a novel application of neostigmine to successfully relieve refractory ileus status post-pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation Pediatric Transplantation. 2019.
6. VanDongen-Trimmer H, Sannagowdara K, Balakrishnan B, Farias-Moeller R. A Case of HIV Seroconversion Presenting Similarly to Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor Encephalitis. Neurocrit Care. 2019 Oct;31(2):423-427.
7. Fink EL, Clark RSB, Panigrahy A, et al. Personalising Outcomes after Child Cardiac Arrest (POCCA): design and recruitment challenges of a multicentre, observational study. BMJ Open2020;10:e039323. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039323 - Contributor
8. Balakrishnan B, VanDongen-Trimmer H, Kim I, Hanson SJ, Zhang L, Simpson PM, Farias-Moeller R. GCS-Pupil Score Has a Stronger Association with Mortality and Poor Functional Outcome than GCS Alone in Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2021;56(5):432-439.
9. Kirschen MP, LaRovere K, Balakrishnan B, Erklauer J, Francoeur C, Ganesan SL, Jayakar A, Lovett M, Luchette M, Press CA, Wolf M, Ferrazzano P, Wainwright MS, Appavu B. A Survey of Neuromonitoring Practices in North American Pediatric Intensive Care Units Pediatric Neurology. January 2022;126:125-130.
10. Ashby DW, Gourlay DM, Balakrishnan B, Meyer MT, Drendel AL. Utilizing Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to Identify Pediatric Trauma Patients Needing Lifesaving Interventions (LSIs): A Retrospective Study. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Jan 01;38(1):e193-e199.
11. Piantino JA, Ruzas CM, Press CA, Subramanian S, Balakrishnan B, Panigrahy A, Pettersson D, Maloney JA, Vossough A, Topjian A, Kirschen MP, Doughty L, Chung MG, Maloney D, Haller T, Fabio A, Fink EL, POCCA Investigators. Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Neuroprognostication After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest: Survey of Current Practices. Pediatr Neurol. 2022 Sep;134:45-51.
12. Fink EL, Kochanek PM, Panigrahy A, Beers SR, Berger RP, Bayir H, Pineda J, Newth C, Topjian AA, Press CA, Maddux AB, Willyerd F, Hunt EA, Siems A, Chung MG, Smith L, Wenger J, Doughty L, Diddle JW, Patregnani J, Piantino J, Walson KH, Balakrishnan B, Meyer MT, Friess S, Maloney D, Rubin P, Haller TL, Treble-Barna A, Wang C, Clark RRSB, Fabio A, Personalizing Outcomes After Child Cardiac Arrest (POCCA) Investigators. Association of Blood-Based Brain Injury Biomarker Concentrations With Outcomes After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Sep 01;5(9):e2230518. PMCID: PMC9459665
13. DeSanti RL, Balakrishnan B, Rice TB, Pineda JA, Ferrazzano PA. The Utilization of Critical Care Resources in Pediatric Neurocritical Care Patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022 Sep 01;23(9):676-686.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. K. Jane Lee, Binod Balakrishnan “Brain death” – Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st edition