Vinciya Pandian is an acute care nurse practitioner who has clinical expertise in managing individuals with a tracheostomy.  She completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Nursing at the Johns Hopkins University, and Masters of Business and Administration degree at the University of Baltimore.  She works as an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and serves as the Associate Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)-Executive and DNP-MBA programs.

The focus of her scholarship has been in advancing the management of mechanically ventilated patients with a tracheostomy, integrating biological and behavioral science for better health, with an emphasis on improving quality of life and eliminating health disparities. Her primary research focuses on identifying signs and symptoms of laryngeal injury post-extubation in intensive care units. Her other interests surround developing, implementing, and evaluating airway products and multidisciplinary programs.  She has been highly productive academically, publishing over 60 scientific articles and presenting over 100 abstracts nationally or globally. 

Vinciya Pandian is currently the Vice President of Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Nurses and the President of Sigma Theta Tau International Nu Beta-at Large chapter.  She has been involved with global tracheostomy collaborative since 2014 and now, also serves a chair for the Educational committee of the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative.