Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Penn Cardiovascular Institute Research Directory

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Lance B. Becker, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Center for Resuscitation Science
Translational Research Laboratories
125 South 31st Street
Suite 1206
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3403
Office: 215-746-3625
Fax: 215-746-1224
BGS (General Studies)
University of Michigan, 1975.
MA (Biochemistry)
University of Illinois, 1977.
MD (Medicine)
University of Illinois School of Medicine, 1981.
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Description of CVI Expertise

Director, Penn Center for Resuscitation Science

CVI Program Unit(s):
Myocyte Biology / Heart Failure
Biotechnology / Nanomedicine / Imaging

CVI Research Description:
Cardiac arrest and resuscitation, reperfusion injury, mitochondrial
dysfunction, cardiomyocyte models of ischemia reperfusion, translational

Selected Publications

Paulson S, Becker LB, Parnia S, Mayer SA: Reversing death: the miracle of modern medicine. Ann NY Acad Sci. July 2014.

Wang CH, Chou NK, Becker LB, Lin JW, YU HY, Chi NH, Hunag SC, Ko WJ, Wang SS, Tseng LJ, Lin MH, Wu IH, MA MH, Chen YS: Improved outcome of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest – A comparison with that for extracorporeal rescue for in-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation June 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 June 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 April 2014.

Merchant RM, Berg RA, Yang L, Becker LB, Groeneveld PW, Chan PS: American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators. “Hospital variation in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest.” J Am Heart Assoc 3(1), January 2014.

Granger CB, Becker LB. : Randomized clinical trial progress to inform care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 311(1): 31-2, January 2014.

Karamercan MA, Weiss SL, Perales Villarroel JP, Guan Y, Werlin E, Figueredo R, Becker LB, Sims C : Can Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells be Used as a Proxy for Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Vital Organs During Hemorrhagic Shock and Resuscitation Shock 40(6): 476-84, December 2013.

Aufderheide TP, Nolan JP, Jacobs IG, van Belle G, Bobrow BJ, Marshall J, Finn J, Becker LB, Bottiger B, Cameron P, Drajer S, Jung JJ, Kloeck W, Koster RW, Huei-Ming Ma M, Shin SD, Sopko G, Taira BR, Timerman S, Eng Hock Ong M: Global Health and Emergency Care: A Resuscitation Research Agenda-Part 1.” Acad. Emerg. Med. 20(12): 12891296, December 2013.

Friess SH, Sutton RM, Bhalala U, Maltese MR, Naim MY, Bratinov G, Weiland TR 3rd, Garuccio M, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA: Hemodynamic Directed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Improves Short-Term Survival From Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiac Arrest. Crit Care Med 41(12): 2698-704, December 2013.

Joshua W. Lampe, George Bratinov, Theodore Weiland, Josiah D. Garcia, Uday Illindala, Lance B. Becker: High Volume Femoral Vein Infusion Significantly Icreases EtCO2 During Prolonged CPR. Resuscitation Science Symposium, Dallas, TX(329), 141, November 2013.

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Last updated: 09/10/2014
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