Robert A Berg

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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.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

cardiac arrest and CPR
VF and defibrillation
medical emergency teams (rapid response teams)
pediatric critical care

Selected Publications

Morgan RW, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA: Can gentle chest compressions result in substantial ventilation. Resuscitation 92: A2-3, July 2015.

Topjian AA, Berg RA, Taccone FS: Haemodynamic and ventilator management in patients followinig cardiac arrest. Current Opinion in Critical Care 21(3): 195-201, June 2015.

Topjian AA, Fry M, Jawad AF, Herman ST, Nadkarni VM, Ichord R, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Abend NS: Detection of electrographic seizures by critical care providers using color density spectral array after cardiac arrest is feasible. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(5): 461-467, June 2015.

Donoghue AJ, Abella B, Merchant R, Praestgaard A, Topjian AA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM for the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for in-hospital events in the emergency department: A comparison of adult and pediatric outcomes and care processes. Resuscitation 92: 94-100, May 2015.

Meert KL, Eggly S, Kavanaugh K, Berg RA, Wessel DL, Newth CJ, Shanley TP, Harrison R, Dalton H, Dean JM, Docor A, Jenkins T, Park CL: Meaning makng during parent-physician bereavement meetings after a child’s death. Health Psychology 34(4): 453-461, April 2015.

Conlon TW, Himebauch AS, Fitzgerald JC, Chen AE, Dean AJ, Panebianco N, Darge K, Cohen MS, Greeley WJ, Berg RA, Nishisaki A: Implementation of a Pediatric Critical Care Focused Bedside Ultrasound Training Program in a Large Academic Pediatric ICU. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(3): 219-226, March 2015.

Dalton HJ, Garcia-Filion P, Holubkov R, Moler FW, Shanley T, Heidemann S, Meert K, Berg RA, Berger J, Carcillo J, Newth C, Harrison R, Doctor A, Rycus P, Dean JM, Jenkins T, Nicholson C; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institue of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Network: Association of bleeding and thrombosis with outcome in extracorporeal life support. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(2): 167-174, February 2015.

Yang A. Arndt DH, Berg RA, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Lodenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, Nash KB, Payne ET, Sanchez Fernandez I, Shults J, Topjian AA, Williams K, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS: Development and validaton of a seizure prediction model in critically ill children. Seizure 25: 104-111, February 2015.

Conlon TW, Falkensammer CB, Hammond RS, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Topjian AA: Association of left ventricular systolic function and vasopressor support with survival following pediatric out of hospital cardiac arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(2): 146-154, February 2015.

Dokken BB, Gaballa MA, Hilwig RW, Berg RA, Kern KB: Inhibition of nitric oxide synthases, but not inducitble nitric oxide synthase, selectively worsens left ventricular function after successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest in swine. Academic Emergency Medicine 22(2): 197-203, February 2015.

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Last updated: 06/26/2015
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