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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
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.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), 2012.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 2015.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2016.
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Selected Publications

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.

Conlon TW, Himebauch AS, Fitzgerald JC, Chen AE, Dean AJ, Panebianco N, Darge K, Cohen MS, Greeley WJ, Berg RA, Nishisaki A: Implementation of a Pediatric Critical Care Focused Bedside Ultrasound Training Program in a Large Academic Pediatric ICU. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(3): 219-226, March 2015.

Dalton HJ, Garcia-Filion P, Holubkov R, Moler FW, Shanley T, Heidemann S, Meert K, Berg RA, Berger J, Carcillo J, Newth C, Harrison R, Doctor A, Rycus P, Dean JM, Jenkins T, Nicholson C; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institue of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Network: Association of bleeding and thrombosis with outcome in extracorporeal life support. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(2): 167-174, February 2015.

Yang A. Arndt DH, Berg RA, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE, Dlugos DJ, Gallentine WB, Giza CC, Goldstein JL, Hahn CD, Lerner JT, Lodenkemper T, Matsumoto JH, Nash KB, Payne ET, Sanchez Fernandez I, Shults J, Topjian AA, Williams K, Wusthoff CJ, Abend NS: Development and validaton of a seizure prediction model in critically ill children. Seizure 25: 104-111, February 2015.

Conlon TW, Falkensammer CB, Hammond RS, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Topjian AA: Association of left ventricular systolic function and vasopressor support with survival following pediatric out of hospital cardiac arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(2): 146-154, February 2015.

Dokken BB, Gaballa MA, Hilwig RW, Berg RA, Kern KB: Inhibition of nitric oxide synthases, but not inducitble nitric oxide synthase, selectively worsens left ventricular function after successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest in swine. Academic Emergency Medicine 22(2): 197-203, February 2015.

Srinivasan V, Berg RA: Selecting the primary efficacy outcome for the THAPCA trials: A match made in heaven! Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(1): 75-76, January 2015 Notes: Editorial.

Naim MY, Sutton RM, Friess SH, Bratinov G, Weiland TR, Bhalala U, Kilbaugh TJ, Lampe J, Garuccio M, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Berg RA: Hemodynamic targeted CPR improves 24-hour survival from ventricular fibrillation in cardiac arrest. 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease 2015 Notes: Oral Presentation and Finalist for Outstanding Investigator Award at 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, February 2015, Scottsdale, AZ

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 In Press 2015.

Topjian AA, Berg RA, Taccone FS: Haemodynamic and ventilator management in patients followinig cardiac arrest. Current Opinion in Critical Care Epub ahead of print 2015.

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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