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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
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.
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), 2014.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 2015.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2016.
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Selected Publications

Valdes SO, Donoghue AJ, Hoyme DB, Hammond R, Berg MD, Berg RA, Samson RA for the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Outcomes associated with amiodarone and lidocaine in the treatment of in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest with pulseless ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Resuscitation 85(3): 381-386, March 2014.

Kurosawa H, Ikeyama T, Achuff P, Perkel M, Watson C, Monachino AM, Remy D, Deutsch E, Buchanan N, Anderson J, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: A randomized, controlled trial of in situ PALS recertification (“PALS Reconstructed”) compared to standard PALS recertification for ICU front-line providers. Critical Care Medicine 42(3): 610-618, March 2014.

Gupta P, Yan K, Chow V, Dao DT, Gossett JM, Leong K, Franzon D, Halamek LP, Reddy S, Berg RA, Roth SJ, Nadkarni VM: Variability of characteristics and outcomes following CPR events in diverse ICU settings in a single, tertiary care children’s hospital. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(3): e128-e141, March 2014.

Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Sanchez SM, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Topjian AA, Abend NS: Electrographic status epilepticus and long-term outcome in critically ill children. Neurology 82(5): 396-404, February 2014.

*Maude SL, *Fitzgerald JC, Fisher BT, Li Y, Huang Y, Torp K, Seif AE, Kavcic M, Walker DM, Leckerman KH, Kilbaugh TJ, Rheingold SR, Sung L, Zaoutis TE, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ, Aplenc R: Outcome of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia patients receiving intensive care in the United States. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 15(2): 112-120, February 2014 Notes: *These two authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

Meert KL, Eggly S, Berg RA, Wessel DL, Newth CJ, Shanley TP, Harrison R, Dalton H, Clark AE, Dean JM, Doctor A, Nicholson CE; for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network: Feasibility and perceived benefits of a framework for physician-parent follow-up meetings after a child’s death in the ICU. Critical Care Medicine 42(1): 158-168, January 2014.

Rodriguez SA, Sutton RM, Berg MD, Nishisaki A, Leffelman J, Meaney PA, Niles DE, Maltese M, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Simplified dispatcher instructions improve bystander chest compression quality during simulated pediatric resuscitation. Resuscitation 85(1): 119-123, January 2014.

Merchant RM, Berg RA, Yang L, Becker LB, Groeneveld PW, Chan PS for the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Hospital variation in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest. Journal of the American Heart Association 3(1): e000400, January 2014.

Sutton RM, Niles, DE, French B, Maltese MR, Leffelman J, Eilevstjonn J, Wolfe H, Nishisaki A, Meaney PA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: First quantitative analysis of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality during in-hospital cardiac arrest of young children. Resuscitation 85(1): 70-74, January 2014.

Bobrow BJ, Meaney PA, Berg RA: Resuscitation game changer. Journal of Emergency Medical Services Page: 38-41, January 2014.

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