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Robert A Berg, M.D.

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Division of Critical Care
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: 267-426-3014
Fax: 215-590-4327
Education:
B.S. (Literature, Science, and Arts)
University of Michigan, 1971.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 1975.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA , 1975-1976.
Resident in Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1976-1977.
Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, 1977-1978.
Fellow in Pediatric Critical Care (4 months), Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1985-1986.
Certifications
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 1975.
American Board of Pediatrics (no need for recertification), 1979.
American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Critical Care Medicine (recertification 1995, 2003, 2009, 2014), 1987.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 1988.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2012.
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Selected Publications

Morgan RW, Sutton RM, Kilbaugh TJ, Lautz A, Bratinov G, Craig N, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA: Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in a swine model of pediatric sepsis-associated cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine 44(12 Suppl): 149, December 2016 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at the 46th Critical Care Congress, January 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Morgan RW, Kilbaugh TJ, Shoap W, Bratinov G, Lin Y, Hsieh TC, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM: A hemodynamic-directed approach to pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HD-CPR) improves survival. Resuscitation In Press 2017.

Conlon TW, Himebauch AS, Kojima T, Glau C, Woods-Hill C, Boyer DL, Berg RA, Nishisaki A: Pediatric CCM fellowship bedside ultrasound curriculum development. Critical Care Medicine 44(12 Suppl): 171, December 2016 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at 46th Critical Care Congress, January 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Andersen LW, Raymond TT, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Grossestreuer AV, Kurth T, Donnino MW; American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Association between tracheal intubation during pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest and survival JAMA Pediatrics 316(17): 1786-1797, November 2016.

Bhanji F, Topjian AA, Nadkarni VM, Praestgaard AH, Hunt EA, Cheng A, Meaney PA, Berg RA for the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Survival rates following pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrests during nights and weekends. JAMA Pediatrics Page: e1-e7, November 2016 Notes: Published online November 7, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2535.

Carcillo JA, Dean JM, Holubkov R, Berger J, Meert KL, Anand K, Zimmerman J, Newth CJ, Harrison R, Burr J, Willson DF, Nicholson C, Bell MJ, Berg RA, Shanley TP, Heidemann SM, Dalton H, Jenkins TL, Doctor A,Webster A; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN): Inherent risk factors for nosocomial infection in the long stay critically ill child without known baseline immunocompromise: A post-hoc analysis of the CRISIS Trial. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 35(11): 1182-1186, November 2016.

Naim MY, Sutton RM, Friess SH, Bratinov G, Bhalala U, Kilbaugh TJ, Lampe J, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA: Blood pressure and coronary perfusion pressure targeted cardiopulmonary resuscitation improves 24-Hour survival from ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest Critical Care Medicine 44(11): e1111, November 2016.

Chan PS, Berg RA, Tang Y, Curtis LH, Spertus JA; American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines Resuscitation Investigators: Association between therapeutic hypothermia and survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 316(13): 1375-1382, October 2016.

Perman SM, Stanton E, Soar J, Berg RA, Donnino MW, Mikkelsen ME, Edelson DP, Churpek MM, Yang L, Merchant RM; American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Location of in-hospital cardiac arrest in the United States-variability in event rate and outcomes. Journal of the American Heart Association 5(10): e003638, September 2016.

Wolfe HA, Morgan RW, Donoghue AJ, Niles DE, Kudenchuk P, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Quantitative analysis of duty cycle in pediatric and adolescent in-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 106: 65-69, September 2016.

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