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
Education:
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

Jalali A, Simpao AF, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Nataraj C: A novel nonlinear mathematical model of thoracic wall mechanics during cardiopulmonary resuscitation based on a porcine model of cardiac arrest. J Med Syst 41(2): 20, February 2017.

Morgan RW, Kilbaugh TJ, Shoap W, Bratinov G, Lin Y, Hsieh TC, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM: A hemodynamic-directed approach to pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HD-CPR) improves survival. Resuscitation 111: 41-47, February 2017.

Naim MY, Burke RV, McNally BF, Song L, Griffis HM, Berg RA, Vellano K, Markenson D, Bradley RN, Rossano JW for the CARES Surveillance Group: Association of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation with overall and neurologically favorable survival after pediatric out of hospital cardiac arrest in the United States. JAMA Pediatrics 171(2): 133-141, February 2017.

Bhanji F, Topjian AA, Nadkarni VM, Praestgaard AH, Hunt EA, Cheng A, Meaney PA, Berg RA for the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Survival rates following pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrests during nights and weekends. JAMA Pediatrics 171(1): 39-45, January 2017.

Leary M, Buckler DG, Ikeda DA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Blewer AL, Abella BS: The association of layperson characteristics with the quality of simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation performance. World Journal of Emergency Medicine 8(1): 12-18, 2017.

Du Pont-Thibodeau G, Sanchez SM, Jawad AF, Berg RA, Abend NS, Topjian AA: Seizure detection by critical care providers using amplitude-integrated EEG and color density spectral array. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine In Press 2017.

Niles DE, Nishisaki A, Sutton RM, Elci OU, Meaney PA, O’Connor KA, Leffelman J, Kramer-Johansen Jo, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: Improved retention of chest compression psychomotor skills with brief “rolling refresher” training. Simulation in Healthcare In Press 2017.

Lin J, Banwell BL, Berg RA, Dlugos DJ, Ichord RN, Kilbaugh TJ, Kirsch RE, Kirschen MP, Licht DJ, Massey SL, Naim MY, Rintoul NE, Topjian AA, Abend NS: Electrographic seizures in children and neonates undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Epub 2017.

Conlon TW, Himebauch AS, Kojima T, Glau C, Woods-Hill C, Boyer DL, Berg RA, Nishisaki A: Pediatric CCM fellowship bedside ultrasound curriculum development. Critical Care Medicine 44(12 Suppl): 171, December 2016 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at 46th Critical Care Congress, January 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Morgan RW, Sutton RM, Kilbaugh TJ, Lautz A, Bratinov G, Craig N, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA: Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in a swine model of pediatric sepsis-associated cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine 44(12 Suppl): 149, December 2016 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at the 46th Critical Care Congress, January 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Last updated: 02/24/2017
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