• 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 500 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.