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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

Berg RA, Sutton RM, Reeder RW, Berger JT, Newth CJ, Carcillo JA, McQuillen PS, Meert KL, Yates AR, Harrison RE, Moler FW, Pollack MM, Carpenter TC, Wessel DL, Jenkins TL, Notterman DA, Holubkov R, Tamburro RF, Dean JM, Nadkarni VM for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) Pediatric Intensive Care Quality of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (PICqCPR) investigators: Association between diastolic blood pressure during pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation and survival. Circulation In Press 2018.

Holmberg MJ, Moskowitz A, Raymond TT, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA, Grossestreuer AV, Donnino MW, Andersen LW, for the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Investigators: Derivation and internal validation of a mortality prediction tool for initial survivors of pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine In Press 2018.

Topjian AA, Telford R, Holubkov R, Nadkarni VM ,Berg RA, Dean JM, Moler FW; Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (THAPCA) Trial Investigators: Association of early postresuscitation hypotension with survival to discharge after targeted temperature management for pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics Epub ahead of print 2018.

Morgan RW, Landis W, Kilbaugh TJ, Wolfe HA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Hemodynamic effects of chest compression interruptions during cardiac arrest resuscitation. Critical Care Medicine December 2017 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Laverriere E, Craig N, Snyder M, Napolitano N, Thompson A, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Videolaryngoscopy implementation as a coaching device in an academic PICU. Critical Care Medicine December 2017 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Kirschen M, Snyder M, Winters M, Ichord R, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Topjian AA: Survey of bedside neurologic assessments in U.S. pediatric intensive care units. Critical Care Medicine December 2017 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Olasveengen TM, de Caen AR, Mancini ME, Maconochie IK, Aickin R, Atkins DL, Berg RA, Bingham RM, Brooks SC, Castrén M, Chung SP, Considine J, Couto TB, Escalante R, Gazmuri RJ, Guerguerian AM, Hatanaka T, Koster RW, Kudenchuk PJ, Lang E, Lim SH, Løfgren B, Meaney PA, Montgomery WH, Morley PT, Morrison LJ, Nation KJ, Ng KC, Nadkarni VM, Nishiyama C, Nuthall G, Ong GY, Perkins GD, Reis AG, Ristagno G, Sakamoto T, Sayre MR, Schexnayder SM, Sierra AF, Singletary EM, Shimizu N, Smyth MA, Stanton D, Tijssen JA, Travers A, Vaillancourt C, Van de Voorde P, Hazinski MF, Nolan JP.: 2017 international consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care science with treatment recommendations summary. Circulation 136(23): e424-e440, December 2017.

Laverriere E, Craig N, Napolitano N, Snyder M, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Fiadjoe J, Nishisaki A: Videolaryngoscopy-facilitated tracheal intubation coaching and technical debrief. Critical Care Medicine December 2017 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Olasveengen TM, de Caen AR, Mancini ME, Maconochie IK, Aickin R, Atkins DL, Berg RA, Bingham RM, Brooks SC, Castrén M, Chung SP, Considine J, Couto TB, Escalante R, Gazmuri RJ, Guerguerian AM, Hatanaka T, Koster RW, Kudenchuk PJ, Lang E, Lim SH, Løfgren B, Meaney PA, Montgomery WH, Morley PT, Morrison LJ, Nation KJ, Ng KC, Nadkarni VM, Nishiyama C, Nuthall G, Ong GY, Perkins GD, Reis AG, Ristagno G, Sakamoto T, Sayre MR, Schexnayder SM, Sierra AF, Singletary EM, Shimizu N, Smyth MA, Stanton D, Tijssen JA, Travers A, Vaillancourt C, Van de Voorde P, Hazinski MF, Nolan JP; ILCOR Collaborators : 2017 international consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care science with treatment recommendations summary. Resuscitation 121: 201-214, December 2017.

Wolfe HA, Morgan RW, Topjian AA, Fink E, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A, Sutton RM: Process deviations during pediatric resuscitation are associated with decreased survival. Critical Care Medicine December 2017 Notes: Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

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