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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
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.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2012.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 2013.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2014.
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Selected Publications

Shiima Y, Bogner H, Morales K, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Nishisaki A: Patient and provider characteristics in tracheal intubation associated cardiac arrest events. Critical Care Medicine 42(12): #246, December 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation at 44th Critical Care Congress, January 2015, Phoenix, AZ.

Gupta P, Jacobs JP, Pasquali SK, Hill KD, Gaynor JW, O’Brien SM, He M, Sheng S, Schexnayder SM, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Imamura M, Jacobs ML: Epidemiology and outcomes after in-hospital cardiac arrest after pediatric cardiac surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 98(6): 2138-2144, December 2014.

Yang, A, Arndt DH, Berg RA, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein, JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, Nash KB, Payne ET, Fernandez I, Shults J, Topjian AA, Williams K, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS: Development of a seizure prediction model in critically ill children. American Neurological Association Meeting December 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation at the American Neurological Association Meeting, December 2014, Seattle, Washington.

Yang A, Arndt DH, Berg RA, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Loddenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, Nash KB, Payne ET, Fernandez I, Shults J. Topjian AA, Williams K, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS: Development and validation of a seizure prediction model in critically ill children. Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting December 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation at 68th Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting, December 2014, Seattle, Washington.

Sutton RM, Friess SH, Naim MY, Lampe JW, Bratinov G, Weiland TR, Garuccio M, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA: Patient-centric blood pressure targeted CPR improves survival from cardiac arrest. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 190(11): 1255-1262, December 2014.

Ishizuka M, Conlon TW, Cohen M, Berg RA, Nishisaki A: Image acquisition and interpretation of bedside ultrasound by pediatric critical care providers. Critical Care Medicine 42(12): #197, December 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation at 2015 Critical Care Congress, Phoenix, AZ.

Kitamura T, Kiyohara K, Nitta M, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Iwami T: Survival following witnessed pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrests during nights and weekends. Resuscitation 85(12): 1692-1698, December 2014.

Ishizuka M, Boyer DL, Morrison WE, Lockman JL, Napolitano N, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Evidence-based ICU fellow tracheal intubation skill milestones Critical Care Medicine 42(12): #296, December 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation at 44th Critical Care Congress, January 2015, Phoenix, AZ.

Topjian AA, Stuart A, Pabalan AA, Clair A, Kilbaugh TJ, Abend NS, Storm PB, Berg RA, Huh JW, Friess SH: Greater fluctuations in serum sodium levels are associated with increased mortality I children with externalized ventriculostomy drains in a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(9): 846-855, November 2014.

Spaite DW, Bobrow BJ, Stolz U, Berg RA, Sanders AB, Kern KB, Chikani V, Humble W, Mullins T, Stapczynski JS, Ewy GA; Arizona Cardiac Receiving Center Consortium: Statewide regionalization of postarrest care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Associaton with survival and Neurologic outcome. Ann Emerg Med 64(5): 496-506, November 2014.

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Last updated: 12/09/2014
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