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

Berg RA, Miyasaka K, Rodriguez-Nunez A, Hazinski MF, Zideman DA, Nadkarni VM: Chapter 25: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Rogers’ Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, 5th Edition. Nichols, Shaffner (eds.). Wolters, Kluwer, Page: 329-347, 2016.

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 NINDS/ANA Symposium September 2015 Notes: Poster Presentation at NINDS/ANA Career Development Symposium, September 2015, Chicago, IL.

Wolfe HA, Yuerek M, Berg RA: Pediatric cardiac arrests are a big problem no matter what the denominator. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(7): 673-674, September 2015 Notes: Editorial.

Tijssen JA, Prince DK, Morrison LJ, Atkins DL, Austin MA, Berg RA, Brown SP, Christenson J, Egan D, Fedor PJ, Fink EL, Meckler GD, Osmond MH, Sims KA, Hutchison JS. On behalf of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium: Time on the scene and intervetions are sssociated with improved survival in pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Resuscitation 94: 1-7, September 2015.

Meert KL, Keele L, Morrison WE, Berg RA, Dalton H, Newth CJL, Harrison R, Wessel DL, Shanley T, Carcillo J, Clark A, Holubkov R, Jenkins TL, Doctor A, Dean M, Pollack M, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network: End-of-life practices among teriary care pediatric intensive care units in the U.S.: A Multicenter Study. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(7): e231-e238, September 2015.

Kilbaugh TJ, Sutton RM, Karisson M, Hansson MJ, Naim MY, Morgan RW, Bratinov G, Lampe JW, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Margulies S, Berg RA: Persistently altered brain mitochondrial bioenergetics after apparently successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Journal of the American Heart Association 4(9): e002232, September 2015.

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.

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Last updated: 10/01/2015
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