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Robert A Berg, M.D.

Professor CE of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
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.
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.
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

Sutton RM, Wolfe HA, Reeder RW, Ahmed T, Bishop R, Bochkoris M, Burns C, Diddle JW, Federman M, Fernandez R, Franzon D, Frazier AH, Friess SH, Graham K, Hehir D, Horvat CM, Huard LL, Landis WP, Maa T, Manga A, Morgan RW, Nadkarni VM, Naim MY, Palmer CA, Schneiter C, Sharron MP, Siems A, Srivastava N, Tabbutt S, Tilford B, Viteri S, Berg RA, Bell MJ, Carcillo JA, Carpenter TC, Dean JM, Fink EL, Hall M, McQuillen PS, Meert KL, Mourani PM, Notterman D, Pollack MM, Sapru A, Wessel D, Yates AR, Zuppa AF: Effect of Physiologic Point-of-Care Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training on Survival With Favorable Neurologic Outcome in Cardiac Arrest in Pediatric ICUs: A Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA 327(10): 934-945, March 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.1738.

Francoeur C, Landis WP, Winters M, Naim MY, Donoghue A, Dominick CL, Huh JW, MacDonald JM, Lang SS, Yuan I, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Killbaugh TJ, Sutton RM, Kirschen MP, Morgan RW, Topjian AA: Near-infrared spectroscopy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pediatric cardiac arrest: a prospective, observational study. Resuscitation March 2022.

Kirschen M, Majmudar T, Diaz-Arrastia R, Berg R, Abella RS, Topjian A, Balu R: Deviations from PRx-derived optimal blood pressure are associated with mortality after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation March 2022 Notes: doi:

Whalen AM, Merves MH, Kharayat P, Barry JS, Glass KM, Berg RA, Sawyer T, Nadkarni V, Boyer DL, Nishisaki A: Validity of Evidence for a Novel, Comprehensive Bag-Mask Ventilation Assessment Tool. The Journal of Pediatrics February 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.02.017. Epub ahead of print.

Yates AR, Berger JT, Reeder RW, Banks R, Mourani PM, Berg RA, Carcillo JA, Carpenter T, Hall MW, Meert KL, McQuillen PS, Pollack MM, Sapru A, Notterman DA, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Wessel DL; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network: Characterization of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Use for Cardiac Indications in Pediatric Patients. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine February 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002917. Epub ahead of print.

Atkins DL, Sasson C, Hsu A, Aziz K, Becker LB, Berg RA, Bhanji F, Bradley SM, Brooks SC, Chan M, Chan PS, Cheng A, Clemency B, de Caen A, Duff JP, Edelson DP, Kudenchuck PJ, Lasa JJ, Lavonas EJ, Lee HC, Lehotzky RE, Levy A, McBride ME, Meckler G, Merchant RM, Motira V, Nadkarni V, Panchal AR, Peberdy MA, Raymond T, Roberts K, Sayre MR, Schexnayder S, Sutton R, Terry M, Topijan A, Walsh B, Wang DS, Zelop CM, Morgan RW: 2022 Guidance for BLS/ACLS in COVID-19 Patients. American Heart Association January 2022 Notes: Using the running title as the title is too long. EPPUB.

Maddux AB, Zimmerman JJ, Banks RK, Reeder RW, Meert KL, Czaja AS, Berg RA, Sapru A, Carcillo JA, Newth CJL, Quasney MW, Mourani PM, : Health Resource Use in Survivors Of Pediatric Septic Shock in the United States. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine January 2022.

Salcido DD, Koller AC, Genbrugge C, Fink EL, Berg RA, Menegazzi JJ: Injury characteristics and hemodynamics associated with guideline-compliant CPR in a pediatric porcine cardiac arrest model. Am J Emerg Med 51: 176-183, January 2022.

Kishida M, Berg RA, Napolitano N, Shults J, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A: Attending intubation success rate is lower in the Pediatric ICU with PCCM fellowship program. Critical Care Medicine 50(1): 520, January 2022 Notes: Research Snapshot Presentation at the 51st Critical Care Congress, February 2022, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

. Muszynski JA, Banks R, Reeder RW, Hall MW, Berg RA, Zuppa A, Shanley TP, Cornell TT, Newth CJL, Pollack MM, Wessel D, Doctor A, Lin JC, Harrison RE, Meert KL, Dean JM, Holubkov R, Carcillo JA for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN): Outcomes associated with early RBC transfusion in pediatric severe sepsis: A propensity-adjusted multicenter cohort study. Shock 57(1): 88-94, January 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000001863.

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