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

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

Starling RM, Shekdar K, Licht DJ, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Topjian AA: Early head computed domography findings are associated with outcomes after pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine In Press 2015.

Frey LJ, Sward KA, Newth CJ, Khemani RG, Cryer ME, Thelen JL, Enriquez R, Shaoyu S, Pollack MM, Harrison RE, Meert KL, Berg RA, Wessel DL, Shanley TP, Dalton H, Carcillo J, Jenkns TL, Dean JM: Virtualization of open-source web services to support data eschange in a pediatric critical care research network. Journal of American Medical Informa Assoc Epub ahead of print 2015.

Shiima Y, Bogner H, Morales K, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Nishisaki A: Patient and provider characteristics in tracheal intubation associated cardiac arrest events. Critical Care Medicine 42(12): #246, December 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation at 44th Critical Care Congress, January 2015, Phoenix, AZ.

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Last updated: 03/23/2015
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