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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

Du Pont-Thibodeau G, Sanchez SM, Jawad AF, Berg RA, Abend NS, Topjian AA: Seizure detection by critical care providers using amplitude-integrated EEG and color density spectral array. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(4): 363-369, April 2017.

Berg RA, Andersen LW, Donnino MW: Time interval data in a pediatric in-hospital resuscitation study-reply. JAMA 317(9): 973-974, March 2017.

Morgan RW, Fitzgerald JC, Weiss SL, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM, Berg RA: Sepsis-associated in-hospital cardiac arrest: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and potential therapies. Journal of Critical Care 40: 128-135, March 2017.

Lin J, Banwell BL, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Ichord RN, Kilbaugh TJ, Kirsch RE, Kirschen MP, Licht DJ, Massey SL, Naim MY, Rintoul NE, Topjian AA, Abend NS: Electrographic seizures in children and neonates undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(3): 249-257, March 2017.

Fitzgerald JC, Weiss SL, Maude S, Barrett D, Lacey S, Melenhorst J, Shaw P, Berg RA, June C, Porter D, Frey N, Grupp S, Teachey D: Cytokine release syndrome after chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for leukemia. Critical Care Medicine 45(2): e124-e131, February 2017.

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 111: 41-47, February 2017.

Naim MY, Burke RV, McNally BF, Song L, Griffis HM, Berg RA, Vellano K, Markenson D, Bradley RN, Rossano JW for the CARES Surveillance Group: Association of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation with overall and neurologically favorable survival after pediatric out of hospital cardiac arrest in the United States. JAMA Pediatrics 171(2): 133-141, February 2017.

Jalali A, Simpao AF, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Nataraj C: A novel nonlinear mathematical model of thoracic wall mechanics during cardiopulmonary resuscitation based on a porcine model of cardiac arrest. J Med Syst 41(2): 20, February 2017.

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 171(1): 39-45, January 2017.

Anderson LW, Vognsen M, Topjian AA, Brown L, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Pediatric in-hospital acute respiratory compromise: A report from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitatin Registry. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine In Press 2017.

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