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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 Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 2015.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2016.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2016.
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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 December 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation at 44th Critical Care Congress, January 2015, Phoenix, AZ.

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.

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 December 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation at 2015 Critical Care Congress, Phoenix, AZ.

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 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.

Sutton RM, French B, Niles DE, Donoghue AJ, Topjian AA, Nishisaki A, Leffelman J, Wolfe HA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Meaney PA: 2010 American Heart Association recommended compression depths during pediatric in-hospital resuscitations are associated with survival. Resuscitation 85(9): 1179-1184, September 2014.

Friess SH, Sutton RM, French B, Bhalala U, Maltese MR, Naim MY, Bratinov G, Rodriguez SA, Weiland TR, Garuccio M, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA : Hemodynamic directed CPR improves cerebral perfusion pressure and brain tissue oxygenation. Resuscitation 85(9): 1298-1303, September 2014.

Sutton RM, Friess SH, Maltese MR, Naim MY, Bratinov G, Weiland TR, Garuccio M, Bhalala U, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA: Hemodynamic-Directed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation. Resuscitation 85(8): 983-986, August 2014.

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Last updated: 11/20/2014
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