Robert A. Berg, MD
- Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Phila., PA
- Russell Raphaely Endowed Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
- Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Secondary)
- Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dr. Berg has been a funded laboratory and clinical resuscitation scientist for >30 years, focusing on CPR hemodynamics, hands-only CPR, vasopressors during CPR, post-arrest myocardial dysfunction, VF waveform analyses, and defibrillation in children, adults and animal models. He is NIH-funded and has published more than 350 peer-reviewed articles and >40 book chapters on cardiac arrest, CPR, and defibrillation. Dr. Berg has provided research mentorship for >100 trainees and faculty members.
As a clinical investigator, he participates in many collaborative multi-center study groups, including the American Heart Association’s GWTG-R in-hospital CPR registry and the NICHD-funded Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network. He has also collaborated with NHLBI-funded Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, the NICHD-funded Canadian-American Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Study Group, the state of Arizona supported state-wide investigations of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and the Japanese Ministry of Health-funded J-PULSE initiative evaluating pediatric and adult cardiac arrests, and the CDC-supported CARES registry of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. He has been an author of numerous landmark publications from these multi-center investigations in major journals, such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Circulation, and The Lancet.
- “Resuscitation Giant” Award for the advancement of resuscitation medicine from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation
- Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
CHOP Mentor Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiac Resuscitation Science, American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium
- Past Chair of the American Heart Center’s Get With the Guidelines – Resuscitation
- McHugh MD, Rochman MF, Sloane DM, Berg RA, Mancini ME, Nadkarni VM, Merchant RM, Aiken LH. and American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Better nurse staffing and nurse work environments associated with increased survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest patients. Medical Care 54(1): 74-80, January 2016
- Keele L, Meert KL, Berg RA, Dalton H, Newth CJL, Harrison R, Wessel DL, Shanley T, Carcillo J, Morrison WE, Funai T, Holubkov R, Dean JM, Pollack M: for the NICHD Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network: Limiting and withdrawing life support in the PICU: For whom are these options discussed? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(2): 110-120, February 2016.
- Niles D, Dewan M, Zebuhr C, Wolfe HA, Bonafide CP, Sutton RM, DiLiberto MA, Boyle L, Napolitano N, Morgan RW, Stinson H, Leffelman J, Nishisaki A, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM: A pragmatic checklist to identify pediatric ICU patients at risk for cardiac arrest or code bell activation. Resuscitation 99: 33-37, February 2016.
- Raymond TT, Bonafide CP, Praestgaard A, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Parshuram CS, Hunt EA; American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Pediatric medical emergency team events and outcomes: A report of 3647 events from the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry. Hospital Pediatrics 6(2): 57-64, February 2016.
- Morrison LJ, Schmicker RH, Weisfeldt ML, Bigham BL, Berg RA, Topjian AA, Abramson BL, Atkins DL, Egan D, Sopko G, Rac VE; Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators: Effect of gender on outcome of out of hospital cardiac arrest in the resuscitation outcomes consortium. Resuscitation 100: 76-81, March 2016.
- Morgan RW, French B, Kilbaugh TJ, Naim MY, Wolfe HA, Bratinov G, Shoap W, Hsieh TC, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM: A quantitative comparison of physiologic indicators of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality: Diastolic blood pressure versus end-tidal carbon dioxide. Resuscitation 104: 6-11, July 2016.