Robert A. Berg, MD

Robert A. Berg, MD

Robert A. Berg, MD, is division chief of Critical Care Medicine and the Russell Raphaley Endowed Chair in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at CHOP.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - College of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Internship

Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, CA

Residency

Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, CA

Chief Pediatric Resident - Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship

Pediatric Critical Care - Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification

Critical Care Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Division Chief, Critical Care Medicine

Russell Raphaley Endowed Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Cardiac arrest and CPR ventricular fibrillation and defibrillation
Catecholamine pharmacology
Hemodynamics: monitoring and interventions

Publications

Papers

2013

Cytokine release syndrome after blinatumomab treatment related to abnormal macrophage activation and ameliorated with cytokine-directed therapy. Teachey DT, Rheingold SR, Maude SL, Zugmaier G, Barrett DM, Seif AE, Nichols KE, Suppa EK, Kalos M, Berg RA, Fitzgerald JC, Aplenc R, Gore L, Grupp SA. Blood. 2013 Jun 27;121(26):5154-7.

2010

Kilbaugh TJ, Srinivasan V, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM. Propensity, prophecy, and perplexity: does in-hospital extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation really make a difference? Resuscitation. 2010 Jul;81(7):786-7. Epub 2010 Jun 9. No abstract available. Read abstract.

Topjian AA, Localio AR, Berg RA, Alessandrini EA, Meaney PA, Pepe PE, Larkin GL, Peberdy MA, Becker LB, Nadkarni VM; American Heart Association National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Investigators. Women of child-bearing age have better in-hospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes than do equal-aged men. Crit Care Med. 2010 May;38(5):1254-60. Read abstract.

Topjian A, Hutchins L, Diliberto MA, Abend N, Ichord R, Helfaer M, Berg RA, Nadkarni V. Induction and maintenance of therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest: Efficacy of a surface cooling protocol. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]. Read abstract.

Bembea MM, Nadkarni VM, Diener-West M, Venugopal V, Carey SM, Berg RA, Hunt EA; for the American Heart Association National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Investigators. Temperature patterns in the early post-resuscitation period after pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]. Read abstract.

Srinivasan V, Nadkarni VM, Helfaer MA, Carey SM, Berg RA; American Heart Association National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Investigators.Childhood obesity and survival after in-hospital pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar;125(3):e481-8. Epub 2010 Feb 22. Read abstract.

Topjian AA, Localio AR, Berg RA, Alessandrini EA, Meaney PA, Pepe PE, Larkin GL, Peberdy MA, Becker LB, Nadkarni VM; American Heart Association National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Investigators. Women of child-bearing age have better in-hospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes than do equal-aged men. Crit Care Med. 2010 May;38(5):1254-60.Read abstract.

Meaney PA, Topjian AA, Chandler HK, Botha M, Soar J, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM. Resuscitation training in developing countries: A systematic review. Resuscitation. 2010 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract.

Sutton RM, Niles D, Nysaether J, Stavland M, Thomas M, Ferry S, Bishnoi R, Litman R, Allen J, Srinivasan V, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM. Effect of residual leaning force on intrathoracic pressure during mechanical ventilation in children. Resuscitation. 2010 Jul;81(7):857-60. Epub 2010 Apr 20. Read abstract.