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Robert A Berg, M.D.

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.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA , 1975-1976.
Resident in Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1976-1977.
Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, 1977-1978.
Fellow in Pediatric Critical Care (4 months), Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1985-1986.
Certifications
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 1975.
American Board of Pediatrics (no need for recertification), 1979.
American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Critical Care Medicine (recertification 1995, 2003, 2009, 2014), 1987.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 1988.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2012.
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Selected Publications

Kirschen MP, Francoeur C, Weiss MJ, Macdonald JM, Press CA, Greer D, Berg RA, Morrison WE, Topjian AA: Variability in pediatric brain death protocols in the United States. American Academy of Neurology April 2021 Notes: Poster Presentation at the 2021 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Virtual Annual Meeting April 17-22nd.

Suttle M, Hall MW, Pollack MM, Berg RA, McQuillen PS, Mourani PM, Sapru A, Carcillo JA, Startup E, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Notterman DA, Meert KL; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN): Therapeutic alliance between bereaved parents and physicians in the PICU. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 22(4): e243-e252, April 2021.

Morgan RW, Berg RA, Topjian AA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Chapter 39: Performance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Infants and Children. Fuhrman and Zimmerman’s Pediatric Critical Care, 6th Edition. Jerry J. Zimmerman & Alexandre T. Rotta (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 444-452, March 2021.

Ko TS, Mavroudis CD, Morgan RW, Baker WB, Marquez AM, Boorady TW, Devarajan M, Lin Y, Roberts AL, Landis WP, Mensah-Brown K, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM, Yodh AG, Licht DJ, Guo W, Kilbaugh TJ: Non-invasive diffuse optical neuromonitoring during cardiopulmonary resuscitation predicts return of spontaneous circulation. Scientific Reports 11(1): 3828, February 2021.

Cashen K, Dalton H, Reeder RW, Saini A, Zuppa AF, Shanley TP, Newth CJL, Pollack MM, Wessel D, Carcillo J, Harrison R, Dean JM, Meert KL; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN): Platelet transfusion practice and related outcomes in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 21(2): 178-185, February 2021 Notes: RA Berg, Collaborator.

Kirschen MP, Licht DJ, Faerber JA, Mondal A, Graham K, Winters M, Balu R, Diaz-Arrastia R, Berg RA, Topjian AA, Vossough A: Association of MRI brain injury with outcome after pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Neurology 96(5): e719-e731, February 2021.

Renuart AJ, Laverriere EK, Elliott E, Kirschen MP, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton R, Galvez J: Perioperative pediatric cardiac arrest: etiology, treatment, and outcomes. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) February 2021 Notes: Poster Presentation at the SPA, February 2021, (Virtual), 3rd prize for the AAP John J. Downes Research Award.

Mavroudis CD, Morgan RW, Berg RA, Kilbaugh TJ: “Authors’ response” Critical Care 25(67), February 2021 Notes: Letter.

Hickson M, Winters M, Thomas N, Gardner M, Kirschen MP, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Pinto N, Topjian AA: Long-term quality of life in survivors of pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine 49(1): 586, January 2021 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at 50th Critical Care Congress, February 2021 (Virtual).

Hickson M, Winters M, Thomas N, Gardner M, Kirschen MP, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Pinto N, Topjian AA: Long-term cognitive and functional outcomes in pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors. Critical Care Medicine 49(1): 586, January 2021 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at 50th Critical Care Congress, February 2021 (Virtual).

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Last updated: 04/15/2021
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