Robert Michael Sutton, MD, MSCE

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Robert Sutton, MD, MSCE, FCCM, FAHA, FAAP, is the Division Chief of Critical Care Medicine and Director of Clinical Resuscitation Science at the CHOP Research Institute Resuscitation Science Center.

Areas of Expertise: Resuscitation Science
Locations: Main Hospital; Middleman Family Pavilion
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dr. Robert Sutton is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric cardiac arrest resuscitation. He has focused his career on developing and evaluating novel techniques and devices to improve the care delivered during in-hospital resuscitation attempts. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts spanning both clinical and basic science literature to date. His scientific efforts have led to several important discoveries that have formed the foundation of the field of pediatric resuscitation quality, many of which are now incorporated into our American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support (BLS/PALS) Guidelines.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Co-Director, CHOP Research Institute’s Resuscitation Science Center

Vice-President, Children’s Anesthesia Associates Board of Directors

Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Chair, Resuscitation Committee at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Robert A. Berg, MD Endowed Chair in Clinical Resuscitation Science

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

Departments and Services

Selected Publications

Please follow this link to Dr. Sutton’s NIH Profile.