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
- Berg RA, Sutton RM, Reeder RW, Berger JT, Newth CJ, Carcillo JA, McQuillen PS, Meert KL, Yates AR, Harrison RE, Moler FW, Pollack MM, Carpenter TC, Wessel DL, Jenkins TL, Notterman DA, Holubkov R, Tamburro RF, Dean JM, Nadkarni VM for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) Pediatric Intensive Care Quality of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (PICqCPR) investigators: Association between diastolic blood pressure during pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation and survival. Circulation 137(17): 1784-1795, April 2018.
- Morgan RW, Sutton RM, Karlsson M, Lautz AJ, Mavroudis CD, Landis WP, Jeong S, Craig N, Nadkarni VM, Kilbaugh TJ, Berg RA: Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in shock-associated cardiac arrest. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 197(7): 905-912, April 2018.
- Topjian AA, Telford R, Holubkov R, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Dean JM, Moler FW; Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (THAPCA) Trial Investigators: Association of early postresuscitation hypotension with survival to discharge after targeted temperature management for pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics 172(2): 143-153, February 2018.
- Dalton HJ, Reeder R, Garcia-Filion P, Holubkov R, Berg RA, Zuppa AF, Moler FW, Shanley T, Pollack MM, Newth C, Berger J, Wessel D, Carcillo J, Bell M, Heidemann S, Meert KL, Harrison R, Doctor A, Tamburro RF, Dean JM, Jenkins T, Nicholson C; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN): Factors associated with bleeding and thrombosis in children receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine 196(6): 762-771, September 2017.
- Naim MY, Burke RV, McNally BF, Song L, Griffis HM, Berg RA, Vellano K, Markenson D, Bradley RN, Rossano JW for the CARES Surveillance Group: Association of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation with overall and neurologically favorable survival after pediatric out of hospital cardiac arrest in the United States. JAMA Pediatrics 171(2): 133-141, February 2017.
- Andersen LW, Raymond TT, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Grossestreuer AV, Kurth T, Donnino MW; American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Association between tracheal intubation during pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest and survival JAMA 316(17): 1786-1797, November 2016.
- Chan PS, Berg RA, Tang Y, Curtis LH, Spertus JA; American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Resuscitation Investigators: Association between therapeutic hypothermia and survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 316(13): 1375-1382, October 2016.
- Andersen LW, Berg KM, Saindon BZ, Massaro JM, Raymond TT, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Donnino MW; American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators: Time to epinephrine and survival after pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 314(8): 802-810, August 2015.