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

Sutton RM, Case E. Brown S Atkins DL, Nadkarni VM, Kaltman J, Callaway CW, Idris AH, Nichol G, Hutchison J, Drennan IR, Austin MA, Daya M, Cheskes S, Nuttall J, Herren H, Christenson J, Andrusiek DL, Vaillancourt C, Menegazzi JJ, Rea TD, Berg RA on behalf of the ROC Investigators: A quantitative analysis of out-of-hospital pediatric and adolescent resuscitation quality – a report from the ROC Epistry – Cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 93: 150-157, August 2015.

Pollack MM, Holubkov R, Funai T, Berger JT, Clark AE, Meert K, Berg RA, Carcillo J, Wessel DL, Moler F, Dalton H, Newth CJ, Shanley T, Harrison RE, Doctor A, Jenkins TL, Tamburro R, Dean JM; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network: Simultaneous prediction of new morbidity, mortality, and survival without new morbidity from pediatric intensive care: A new paradigm for outcomes assessment. Critical Care Medicine 43(8): 1699-709, August 2015.

Andersen LW, Berg KM, Saindon BZ, Massaro JM, Raymond TT, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Donnino MW; American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Time to epinephrine and survival after pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 314(8): 802-810, August 2015.

Abend NS, Wagenman KL, Blake TP, Schultheis MT, Radcliffe J, Berg RA, Topjian AA, Dlugos DJ: Electrographic status epilepticus and neurobehavioral outcomes in critically ill children. Epilepsy and Behavior 49: 238-244, August 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, July 2015.

Skellett S, Nitta M, Berg RA: Neuropsychologic outcomes from paediatric cardiac arrest: an important step forward. Intensvie Care Medicine 41(7): 1307-1309, July 2015 Notes: Editorial.

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.

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.

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Last updated: 09/01/2015
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