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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.
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

Morgan RW, French B, Kilbaugh TJ, Naim MY, Wolfe HA, Bratinov G, Shoap W, Hsieh TC, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM: A quantitative comparison of physiologic indicators of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality: Diastolic blood pressure versus end-tidal carbon dioxide. Resuscitation 104: 6-11, July 2016.

Topjian AA, Sanchez SM, Shults J, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS: Early electroencephalographic background features predict outcomes in children resuscitated from cardiac arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2016 17(6): 547-557, June 2016.

Gupta P, Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Tang X, Gossett JM, Gaynor JW, Praestgaard AH, Schexnayder SM, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, for the AHA Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Outcomes following single and recurrent in-hospital cardiac arrests in children with heart disease: A report from American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Registry – Resuscitation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(6): 531-539, June 2016.

Naim MY, Burke R, Song L, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Markenson D, Bradley R, Rossano JW: Comparison of convention and compression only cardiopulmonary resuscitation following pediatric out of hospital cardiac arrest in the United States: A Study from the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES). World Congress of Pediatric Critical Care June 2016 Notes: Poster Presentation at the World Congress of Pediatric Critical Care, June 2016, Toronto, Canada.

Williams RP, Topjian AA, Donnelly M, Kessler S, Massy S, Vala L, Parker A, Hewlett J, Ichord R, Lavelle J, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS: Impact of an ICU EEG monitoring pathway on timeliness of therapeutic intervention and electrographic seizure termination. Epilepsia 57(5): 786-795, May 2016.

Morrison LJ, Schmicker RH, Weisfeldt ML, Bigham BL, Berg RA, Topjian AA, Abramson BL, Atkins DL, Egan D, Sopko G, Rac VE; Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators: Effect of gender on outcome of out of hospital cardiac arrest in the resuscitation outcomes consortium. Resuscitation 100: 76-81, March 2016.

Niles D, Dewan M, Zebuhr C, Wolfe HA, Bonafide CP, Sutton RM, DiLiberto MA, Boyle L, Napolitano N, Morgan RW, Stinson H, Leffelman J, Nishisaki A, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: A pragmatic checklist to identify pediatric ICU patients at risk for cardiac arrest or code bell activation. Resuscitation 99: 33-37, February 2016.

Raymond TT, Bonafide CP, Praestgaard A, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Parshuram CS, Hunt EA; American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Pediatric medical emergency team events and outcomes: A report of 3647 events from the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry. Hospital Pediatrics 6(2): 57-64, February 2016.

Keele L, Meert KL, Berg RA, Dalton H, Newth CJL, Harrison R, Wessel DL, Shanley T, Carcillo J, Morrison WE, Funai T, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Pollack M: for the NICHD Collaborative Peditric Critical Care Research Network: Limiting and withdrawing life support in the PICU: For whom are these options discussed? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(2): 110-120, February 2016.

Nishisaki A, Berg RA: Can teaching hospitals provide superior care? Acta Paediatrica 105(2): 123-124, February 2016 Notes: Editorial.

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Last updated: 06/23/2016
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