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Richard J. Berens MD
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Division of Clinical

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-266-3560
Email: rberens@mcw.edu

EDUCATION:
08/1977 - 05/1980 Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
08/1980 - 06/1984 MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/01/1984 - 06/30/87 Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/01/1987 - 12/31/1989 Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/01/1990 - 03/31/1991 Fellow, Critical Care. Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

MILITARY SERVICE:
None

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
01/1990 - 03/1991 Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
04/1991 - 06/1999 Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/1999 - 06/2006 Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2006 - Present Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/1991 - 12/2005 Scheduling Coordinator, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/1992 - 12/1994 Collaborative Practice Committee, Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/1994 - 12/1994 Intra-hospital Transport Committee, Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/1996 - Present Capital Budget Review Committee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
03/1996 - 02/1999 Organ Donation Committee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/2001 - 03/2011 Member Credentials Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
03/2001 - Present Member Surgical Services Executive Committee, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
01/2003 - 12/2009 Group Practice Committee, ANESTHESIOLOGY, Children's Subspecialty Group, MILWAUKEE, WI
04/2003 - 05/2008 Member Peer Review Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
04/2004 - 03/2008 Clinical Data and Reporting Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
04/2004 - 03/2010 Presidents Quality and Advisory Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
02/2006 - Present Surgical Infection Prevention, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
04/2006 - 06/2016 Faculty Incentive Committee, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2006 - 06/2011 Member Finance Committee, Children's Specialty Group, Milwaukee, WI
10/2006 - 04/2014 Sedation Task Force, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
09/2007 - 12/2009 Strategic Planning TaskForce: Surgical Tower, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
12/2007 - 12/2009 member: iStrategy Core Provider, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
09/2009 - Present EPIC Anesthesia Champion, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
01/2010 - 12/2012 Master Clinician Advisory Committee, Anesthesiology, Medical College of WI, Milwaukee, WI
03/2010 - 03/2013 Member: iStrategy Advisor Core Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
06/2010 - Present Co-Chair MEOC Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
06/2010 - 03/2019 Professional Review Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Nilwaukee, WI
01/2012 - 06/2016 Faculty Development Committee, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
06/2013 - Present Operative Experience Clinical Practice Group, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
2014 - 2018 Carefusion Taskforce, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
07/2015 - Present SPS Surgical HAC Initiative representative (SSI, PIVIE, CLABSI, VRE), Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Surgical Services Master Planning Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - 2016 Faculty Forward Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/2016 - Present member: Anesthesia Outcomes Committee, pediatric Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2016 - Present Faculty Representative Anesthesia Search Committee, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
04/1997 - 03/2003 Ethics Advisory Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
04/1997 - 03/1999 Surgical At-Large Member, Medical Executive Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/1997 - Present Vice Section Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
04/1999 - 03/2003 Parliamentary Committee, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
04/1999 - 03/2003 Medical Funds Committee, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
04/1999 - 03/2003 Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
04/1999 - 03/2003 Chief of Staff, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
04/1999 - 03/2019 Credentials Committee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
04/2001 - 03/2019 Chief, Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2005 - 06/2008 Board of Directors, Children's Specialty Group, Milwaukee, ID
05/2013 - 07/2013 Chair: Anesthesia Communication Task Force, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
11/2013 - Present Epic Champion, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI
11/2014 - 06/2016 Chair: Critical Care Section Chief Search Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
04/2019 - Present Director of Quality, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of WI, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
04/1991 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226
04/1991 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/1999 - 12/2002 St. Vincent's Hospital, Green Bay WI
01/2002 - Present Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
11/2007 - 2013 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Fox Valley

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Pediatrics
04/1989
04/1997
American Board Anesthesiology (ABA)
04/1991
None
Critical Care Medicine: ABA
09/1993
None
05/1997 04/2004
None
Pediatric Anesthesiology 10/19/2013 MOCA required: UTD
None
 
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Certified Physician Builder Epic
Systems
11/2013
None
Language of Caring Children's
Wisconsin
05/2020
None
ACLS
AHA
05/2020
11/2025
PALS
AHA
06/2020
None
 

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin License
26919
07/20/1985
10/31/2021
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1991 - Present Elaine Kohler Humanitarian Award
1994 - Present Teacher of the year, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
1995 - Present Outstanding Teacher Award Pediatric Junior Medical Clerkship, Medical College of
1997 - Present Outstanding Teacher Award Pediatric Junior Medical Clerkship, Medical College of
2004 - 2020 "Best Doctors"
2010 - 2012 Excellence in Student Education Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2011 - 2020 "Top Doctors"
2014 - Present Standing Ovation Award, MEOC Committee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society
Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Scanning System use for tracking pediatric code events
Source:
Children's Hospital Foundation
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Scanlon MC
Dates:
1999 - Present
Direct Funds:
$981,375
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
A Comparison of Upper Airway Anatomy/Mechanics (Determined
Source:
Children's Hospital Foundation
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
1998 - Present
Direct Funds:
$52,000
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Berens RJ, Resuscitation of the Neonate in Distress, Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Milwaukee, WI, 03/1993
Berens RJ, Stabilization of the Surgical Neonate for Transport, Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Milwaukee, WI, 03/1993
Berens RJ, New Therapeutic Modalities in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Horizon Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, 09/1993
Berens RJ, Management of Pediatric Pain, Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Milwaukee, WI, 09/1994
Berens RJ, Pediatric Neuromuscular Blockade, Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Milwaukee, WI, 09/1994
Berens RJ, Pediatric Regional Workshop, Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Milwaukee, WI, 09/1994
Berens RJ, Pathophysiology of Pediatric Pain, Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Milwaukee, WI, 09/1994
Berens RJ, Pediatric Procedural Sedation, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Wausau Memorial Hospital, Wausa, WI, 03/1999
Berens RJ, Management of Procedural Sedation in a busy Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin- Fox Valley Grand Rounds, Neenah, WI, 05/2001
Berens RJ, Peri-Anesthetic concerns for the Pediatrician, Best Practices in Pediatrics Symposium Fall Meeting, Deerfield, IL, 10/2006
 
National
Berens RJ, Narcotic Withdrawal in Pediatric Patients, Perspectives in Pediatric Pain, Milwaukee, WI, 06/1998
Berens RJ, Management of Pediatric Methadone Withdrawal, NACHRI PICU FOCUS group, Milwaukee, WI, 06/2001
Berens RJ, Pediatric Use of a Pediatric Code Data Collection Tool in a busy Hospital, NACHRI PICU FOCUS group, Nashville. TN, 06/2003
Berens RJ, Preparing for a National Pediatric Resuscitation Database, NACHRI PICU FOCUS group, Alexandria, WV, 10/2003
Berens RJ, Update on National Pediatric Resuscitation Database, NACHRI PICU FOCUS group, Tacoma, WA, 06/2004
Berens RJ, Update on National Pediatric Resuscitation Database, NACHRI PICU FOCUS group, Orlando, FL, 10/2004
Berens RJ, Update on National Pediatric Resuscitation Database, NACHRI PICU FOCUS group, Tampa, FL, 02/2005
Berens RJ, National Pediatric Resuscitation Database Progress, NACHRI PICU FOCUS group, St. Louis MO, 11/2005
Berens RJ, National Pediatric Resuscitation Database modifications and updates, NACHRI PICU FOCUS group, St. Louis, MO, 11/2005
Berens RJ, Sedation and withdrawal in the PICU, PICU FOCUS group, St. Louis, MO, 11/2005
Berens RJ, Use of two-site near infrared spectroscopy to care for critically ill children., PICU FOCUS group, St. Louis, MO, 11/2005
Berens RJ, Con argument for ECMO as Bridge to Transplant, ELSO Fall Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 09/2006
Berens RJ, Quality Improvement opportunities for ECMO, AMSECT National Meeting, 11/2009
Berens RJ, Association of Compression Duration and Survival to Discharge in Cardiopulmonary Code, NACHRI PICU FOCUS Group Webinar, 07/14/2010
Berens RJ, Prevention of Withdrawal following a prolonged course of Mechanical Ventilation, SCCM 40th Critical Care Congress, San Diego, CA, 01/18/2011
Berens RJ, Weigle CGM, Hoffman GM, Weisman S, Use of Simulation to prepare for Epic Go-Live, Physician Advisory Council, Epic Campus, Verona, WI, 09/2013
Berens RJ, Physician Engagement in the SSI HAC, SPS Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 06/16/2014
Berens RJ, Schmidt P, Perioperative Surgical Telephone Follow-up, Epic Campus, Verona, WI, 09/2014
Berens RJ, Implementing Appendix 2 indicators for Children's Surgery Program, Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 03/24/2016
Berens RJ, Implementing Appendix 2 indicators for Children's Surgery Program, Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 04/19/2016
Berens RJ, Implementing Appendix 2 indicators for Children's Surgery Program, Minnesota Children's Hospital, Minneapolis MN, 07/28/2016
Berens RJ, Implementing Appendix 2 indicators into an active quality improvement initiative, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Spring Conference, Nassau, Bahamas, 02/01/2020
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
National
Siddiqui S, Berens RJ, ECMO Workshop, Association Pediatric Surgeons of America, Palm Beach, CA, 05/2018
Berens RJ, Arterial Line Placement Station, Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Workshop: Simulation Escape Room, Houston, Tx, 03/2019
Berens RJ, Arterial access, Pediatric Critical Care Fellow Bootcamp, Milwaukee, WI, 11/2019
Berens RJ, Deshpande J, Implementation of Appendix 2 Indicators into multidisciplinary quality program, Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology: American College of Surgeons: Children's Surgery Verification Program, Nassau, Bahamas, 02/2020
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
04/2001 - 01/2006 Pediatric Surgical Representative, Credentials Committee, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
04/2003 - 04/2006 Pediatric Anesthesia Representative, Peer Review Committee, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
01/2010 - 12/2012 Member, Master Clinician Advisory Committee, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Medical College of WI
03/2020 - Present member, Appendix 2 Indicators, Surgery, American College of Surgeons
 
Hospital
07/1992 - 06/2016 Chair, Codes and Resuscitations Committee, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
04/1999 - 03/2003 Chair, Medical Executive Committee, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
04/1999 - 03/2003 Co-Chair, Quality Improvement Board, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
04/2003 - Present Member, Surgical Services Executive Committee, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
04/2003 - 03/2019 Co-Chair, Joint Patient Care Committee, Surgery, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
04/2003 - 04/2008 Chair, Surgical Patient Care Committee, Surgery, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
09/2009 - 03/2019 Ad Hoc, Professional Review Committee, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
03/2010 - 12/2012 Member, iStrategy Core Provider Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
06/2010 - Present Co-Chair, Surgical Services MEOC Committee, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
05/2012 - Present Chair, Epic Anesthesia Advisory Committee, Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
01/2014 - Present Member, SPS HAC Initiative (CLABSI, VTE,PUP, VAP), Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
10/2014 - Present Member, Surgical Quality Improvement Review Team, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
01/2018 - Present Member, Main Campus Improvement Project Steering Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
06/2018 - Present member, Systems Mortality Meeting, Anesthesiology, Children's hospital of Wisconsin
03/2020 - Present Member, COVID 19 Surgical Leadership Committee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
03/2020 - Present member, Bood AMinistrationCommittee, Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
04/2010 - 12/2012 Master Clinician Lecture Blocks: Core Series
04/2010 "Special Needs Patient". Berens RJ, Gedeit R, HumphreyJ
03/2011 "Safety and Quality Improvement" Berens RJ, Gedeit R, Scanlon M
12/2011 "Airway Series: Intubation, Oxygenation, CO2 analysis, Oxygen economy, Difficult airway." Berens RJ, Henry A, Scott JP, Hehir D, Liedel. J, Meyer MT, Page Goertz C
 
Resident and Fellow Education
04/1991 - 12/2001 Bi-monthly lectures for Anesthesiology twice a year conference, Pediatric Residents
2015 - Present Annual ECMO wet lab, Pediatric Critical Care Fellows, Pediatric Cardiology Fellows, Anesthesiology Fellows and Nurse Practitioners
07/2017 - Present Resident Simulation Labs, Created arterial line and ECMO simulators, participated in the quarterly CA-1 sim lab presentations yearly, lead modules in 3 sessions yearly
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Resident and Fellow Education
05/13/2020 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Exposure and Weaning from Psychotropic Medications
07/28/2020 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Exposure and Weaning of Psychotropic Medications
07/28/2020 Children's Wisconsin, Bedside rounds: Exposure and weaning of psychotropic medications
09/09/2020 Children's Hospital, Oxygen Determination and treatment. of Hypoxemia
09/14/2020 Children's Wisconsin, ECMO indications and applications
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Faculty
Tatyana Strong, Medical College of Wisconsin, 06/2006 - 07/2007 Evaluation of peri-operative opiates in previous opiate tolerant pediatric patients versus opiate naïve patients: a case matched control retrospective review, publication
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Clinical/Research Fellows
Jeffery Schmidt MD, Children's Hospital of WI, 07/1994 - 06/1996 Assisted Dr. Schmidt in the development of establishing a scoring system for assessing skin integrity and assessing patients on high frequency oscillatory ventilation in the pediatric intensive care unit, Completed manuscript
Kay Sichtung MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 07/1996 - 07/1997 Assisted Dr. Sichting in developing a systematic review of pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Presented CHW outcomes as an abstract at Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, 1997
Michelle VanderHeyden MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 07/1996 - 07/1997 Assisted Dr VanderHeyden with evaluating use of spiral CT as a diagnostic tool in children with CPAP dependent obstructive sleep apnea;, 3 abstracts presented
Gerry Ross MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 07/1996 - 07/1997 Assisted Dr. Ross in collaboration with Drs. Rice and Feroah in assessment of upper airway compliance in children with significant anatomic upper airway obstruction using varying levels of CPAP, Grant received as noted above, 3 abstracts presented
Michael T Meyer MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 07/1998 - 06/2001 Evaluated opiate withdrawal in pediatric intensive care patients. Published a retrospective evaluation of 66 PICU patient showing success of a 10-day opiate wean using enteral methadone, developed a prospective protocol for a five vs. 10 day wean trial for methadone wean., multiple abstracts presented, manuscript accepetd
Shamsuddin Akhtar MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 07/1999 - 06/2000 Assisted Dr. Akhtar in learning complex noise analysis using spectral analysis and applying that technology to determine the effects of noise cancellation devices on varying noise exposures in the PICU care providers, Abstract presented; manuscript published.
Sheila Hanson MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 07/2004 - 07/2006 Established protocol to evaluate two-site near infrared changes during rehydration on children with moderate dehydration, Abstract presented at Fall 2005 American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting and awarded “best abstract” in critical care. Also presented at 2005 American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting
Jennifer Matchey MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 07/2005 - 06/2007 Preliminary discussions to use the National Pediatric Resuscitation Database to determine the outcome of children treated with chest compressions, abstract presented, publication
Jeffrey Fanning MD, Children's Hospital of WI, 01/2007 - 06/2009 Evaluated the opiate needs in patients weaning from long term psychotropic meds, abstract and publication
Astrid G Stucke MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 01/2007 - 06/2009 Evaluated opiate needs in patients weaning from long term psychotropic meds, abstract. and publication
Brittney Willer MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 01/2016 - 12/2017 Participated in a case report identifying the care path of a patient with tracheal agenesis, abstract presented, manuscript. published
Justinn Tanem MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 01/2019 - 10/2019 Worked. with Dr Tanem with ragrds to intraoperative CPR. events, abstract presented
 
Residents
Nausheen Zia MD and Shivani Thakker MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 06/2016 - 03/2017 Worked with Drs Thakker and Zia to evaluate the utility of self report versus electronic data surveillance on blood given in the OR, abstract presented
Jacqueline Simon, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 01/2020 - 08/2020 Worked with Dr Simon to evaluate the impact of regional anesthesia in children requiring umbilical herniorrhaphy, accepted for presentation, ASA 2020
 
Faculty
Lindsey Loveland-Baptist MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 01/2015 - 02/2016 evaluated 2 site nirs in normal children, abstract presented
 
Clinical Staff
Caleb Varner, perfusionist, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 07/2015 - 02/2016 Evaluated multidisciplinary ECMO Simulation using a high fidelity mannequin, abstract presented
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Student
04/2010 Master Clinician Lecture Blocks: 4 hour Core Series
04/2010 "Special Needs Patient", Berens, Gedeit, Humphrey 03/2011 "Safety and Quality Improvement", Berens, Gedeit, Scanlon
12/2011 "Airway Series". Berens, Henry, Scott, Hehir, Liedel, Meyer, Page- Goertz
Fellow
01/2017 - Present Annual Wetlab ECMO demonstration
Resident
04/1991 - 12/2001 Pediatric Resident bi-monthly Anesthesiology lectures, twice a year, noon conference
 
 
Clinical Programs
03/1992 - Present Developed Scheduling program for use in pediatric anesthesia practice, Excel and Quatro Pro format still in use today.
04/1999 - 03/2001 Development of Multidisciplinary Review Process, enhance peer review process in Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Changed Two tier process of either "Sentinel Event" or single peer review system into
1999 IHI Conference Improving Health Care Quality
2001 - 2002 IHC/IHI ATP Course
2002 ACPE Physician Management
2002 - Present Development of a process of identification of opiate tolerant children and treatment protocols for prevention and treatment of opiate withdrawal syndromes in pediatric patients
2002 - 2009 Developer of hospital based pediatric resuscitation database
2003 - 2005 Developer of Pediatric Resuscitation Registry, presented serially to NACHRI PICU focus group from 2003 - 2005. Collaborative investigation with AHA-NRCPR evaluating functional outcome in pediatric pat
2003 - 2005 Developed QI review tool for Academic Anesthesia Practice. Currently modified and used at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital until 2014. Utilizes Teleform scanning technology and Access platform.
2003 - Present UWM/MCW Faculty Leadership Development Program
2004 - 2005 Developer, ACCESS platform palm based Pediatric Pain Database
2005 - 2006 Co-developer with Wells R, Hanger C of Pediatric Sedation Database using a combination of Access front end platform with Unity Network platform developed by Dr. Hanger.
2010 - Present Developed Postoperative Telephone Questionnaire for Day Surgery Patients at CHW, Patients are called within 3 business days following Day Surgery case performed at Children's Wisconsin. A scripted tel
2011 - Present ECMO Simulation Program, didactic session focused on anticoagulation, cannulation, understanding the Rotaflow ™ centrifugal pump. Pre and post tests done for each clinician, developed test circuit
08/2013 - 11/2013 Epic Physician Builder course CLN 150 and 160
2013 - Present Intensive Review of Pediatric Anesthesiology
2014 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Anesthesia Quality Program, Society of Thoracic Surgeons initiative. Created SmartForm for use in Epic in an effort to allow minimal manual abstraction for this effort
01/2015 - Present Main Campus Improvement Program: Steering Committee to oversee new surgical tower at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2015 - Present American College of Surgeons Children's Surgery Program. Participated in process to identify anesthesia indicators used in this verification process. Modified Epic SmartForm and process that would man
2016 - Present "Simulation trainer development". Created close to real life simulators for peripheral and central venous access, arterial line, lumbar puncture and ICP monitoring for resident and fellow education. T
03/15/2020 - Present COVID 19 Surgical Leadership Committee: leadership group convened to manage COVID crisis. Meeting frequency ranged from 3 X daily to twice a week, pending issues
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
1996 - 1999 Instructor; Human Growth and Development, St. Mary's Visitation Parish, Elm Grove, WI
11/1999 - 04/2000 Basketball Coach, St. Mary's Visitation Parish, Elm Grove, WI
1999 - Present Advisor on local school board
06/2002 - 2008 Parish Board of Directors, St. Mary's Visitation Parish, Elm Grove, WI
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Garland JS, Berens RJ, Glaeser PW, Losek JD. An infant fatality following verapamil therapy for supraventricular tachycardia: Cardiovascular collapse following IV verapamil. Pediatr Emerg Care. 1985 1(4): 198-200
2. Walsh-Kelly CM, Berens RJ, Glaeser PW, Losek JD. Intraosseous infusion of phenytoin.Am J Emerg Med. 1986 Nov;4(6):523-4
3. Losek JD, Kishaba RG, Berens RJ, Bonadio WA. Wells RG, Indications for chest roentgen in the febrile young infant. Pediatr Emerg Care. 1989 5(3): 149-152
4. Berens R, Pontus SP. A complication of dorsal penile nerve block. Reg Anesth 1990 15: 309-310,
5. Ebert TJ, Muzi M, Berens R, Goff D, Kampine JP. Sympathetic responses to induction of anesthesia in humans with propofol or etomidate. Anesthesiology. 1992 76: 725-33
6. Muzi M, Berens RJ, Kampine JP, Ebert TE. Venodilation contributes to propofol mediated hypotension in humans. Anesth Analg. 1992 74: 877-83
7. Arnold JH, Hanson JH, Toro-Figuero LO, Berens RJ, Anglin DL. Prospective Randomized Comparison of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation and Conventional Mechanical Ventilation in Pediatric Respiratory Failure. Crit Care Med. 1994 22: 1530-1539
8. Berens RJ, Weigle CGM. Cost Analysis of Ceiling Tile Replacement for Noise Abatement. J Perinatol. 1996 16:199-201
9. Berens RJ, Weigle CGM. Noise Measurements during High Frequency Oscillatory and Conventional Mechanical Ventilation. Chest. 1995 108:1026-29
10. Berens RJ, Weigle CGM. Noise Analysis of Three Newborn Isolettes. J Perinatol 1997 17;351-4
11. Zollo MB, Gostisha ML, Berens RJ, Schmidt JE, Weigle CGM. Altered Skin Integrity in Children Admitted to the PICU. J Nurs Care Qual. 1996 11(2): 62-7
12. Setlock MA, Palmisano BW, Berens RJ, Rosner DR, Troshynski TJ, Murray, KJ. Tolerance to propofol generally does not develop in pediatric patients undergoing radiation therapy. Anesthesiology. 1996 85: 726
13. Schmidt JE, Zollo MB, Weisner M, Berens RJ, Weigle CGM. Skin Breakdown in Children and High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1998 79: 1565-1569
14. Berens, RJ. Noise in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Intensive Care Med. 1999 14: 118-129
15. Akhtar S, Weigle CGM, Cheng EY, Toohill RJ, Berens RJ. The Use of Active Noise Cancellation Devices in Care Givers in the Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Med. 2000 Apr;28(4):1157-60
16. Stuth EA. Stucke AG. Berens RJ. Negative-pressure pulmonary edema in a child with hiccups during induction. Anesthesiology. 2000 93(1): 282-4
17. Meyer MT, Berens RJ. Efficacy of an Enteral 10-Day Methadone Wean to Prevent Opioid Withdrawal in fentanyl tolerant Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2001 Oct;2(4): 329-33
18. Hoffman GM, Nowakowski RM, Troshynski TJ, Berens RJ, Weisman SJ. Risk Reduction in Pediatric Procedural Sedation by Application of an American Academy of Pediatrics/American Society of Anesthesiologists Process Model. Pediatrics. 2002 109: 236-243
19. Stuth EA, Stucke AG, Cava JR, Hoffman GM, Berens RJ. Droperidol for perioperative sedation causes a transient prolongation of the QTc time in children under volatile anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2004 14: 831-7
20. Berens RJ, Meyer MT, Mikhailov T, Colpaert KD, Ghanayem NS, Czarnecki ML, Soetenga DJ, Nelson TJ Hoffman GM, Weisman SJ. Prospective Evaluation of Opioid Weaning in Tolerant Pediatric Critical Care Patients, Anesth Analg. 2006, 102; 1045-1050
21. Berens RJ, Stuth EA, Hoffman GM, Troshynski TJ, Robertson FA, Staudt SS, Cava JR, Jaquiss RD, Tweddell JS, Litwin SB. Near infrared Spectroscopy monitored during pediatric aortic coarctation Repair. Paediatr Anaesth, 2006, 16: 777-781
22. Hanson SJ, Berens RJ, Havens PL, Kim MK, Hoffman GM. Effect of volume resuscitation on regional perfusion in dehydrated pediatric patients as measured by two-site near-infrared spectroscopy. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Mar;25(3): 150-3
23. Rusy LM, Hainsworth K, Nelson T, Czarnecki M, Tassone C, Thometz J, Lyon R, Berens RJ, Weisman S. Gabapentin use in pediatric Spinal Fusion Patients: A Randomized, Double Blind Controlled Trial. Anesth Analg. 2010; 110(5): 1393 - 1398
24. Berens, RJ, Cassidy LD, Matchey J, Campbell D, Colpaert KD, Welch T, Lawson M, Peterson C, O'Flynn J, Dearth M, Tieves KS. Probability of survival based on etiology of cardio- pulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. Paediatr Anaesth. 2011 Aug;21(8): 834-40.
25. Stuth EAE, Berens RJ, Staudt SR, Robertson FA Scott JP, Stucke AG, Hoffman GM, Troshynski TJ, Tweddell JS, Zuperku EJ. The Effect of Caudal versus Intravenous Morphine on Early Extubation and Postoperative Analgesic Requirements for Stage 2 and 3 Single Ventricle Palliation: a Double Blind Randomized Trial. Paediatr Anaesth. 2011 Apr;21(4): 441-53.
26. Niebler RA Christensen MA, Wellner H, Berens RJ, Tweddell JS. Antithrombin Replacement during Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. accepted for publication Artificial Organs. 2011 35(11): 1024-8
27. Fanning JJ, Stucke AG, Christenson MA, Cassidy LD, Berens RJ. Perioperative opiate requirements in children with previous opiate infusion. Anesth Analg. 2012 22(3): 203-8
28. Matos RI, Watson RS, Nadkarni VM, Huang HH, Berg RA, Meaney PA, Carroll CL, Berens RJ, Praestgaard A, Weissfeld L, Spinella PC. American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation (Formerly the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Investigators. Duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and illness category impact survival and neurologic outcomes for in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrests. Circulation. 2013 Jan 29;127(4): 442-51.
29. Matos MR, Watson RS, Nadkarni VM, Huang HH, Berg RA, Carroll CL, Berens RJ, Praestgaard A, Weissfeld L, Spinella PC. Response to letters regarding article, "Duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and illness category impact survival and neurologic outcomes for in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrests". Circulation. 2013 Aug 13: 128(7)
30. Scott JP, Troshynski TJ, Clarke WR, Woods RK, Lal DR, Berens RJ, Tower RL. Case report: giant cardiac malignancy in a nine-year-old female. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Nov;59(11): 1048-51
31. Scott JP. Costigan DJ. Hoffman GM. Simpson PM. Dasgupta M. Punzalan R. Berens RJ. Tweddell JS, Stuth EA. Increased recombinant activated factor VII use and need for surgical re-exploration following a switch from aprotinin to epsilon-aminocaproic acid in infant cardiac surgery. J Clin Anesth. 2014 26(3): 204-11
32. Scott JP; Stuth EA; Stucke AG; Cava JR; Berens, RJ. Droperidol transiently prolongs the QT interval in children undergoing single ventricle palliation. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 36(1): 196-204
33. Berens RJ, Scott JP. Use of Modified Statlock™ Device for Securing an Endotracheal Tube in Facial Burn-Like Conditions. A A Case Rep. 2015 Sep 1;5(5): 69-71
34. Stucke AG, Stuth EA, Berens RJ. Should De-identified Case Data Be Treated as Independent Data Points? Anesthesiology 2016 Jun;124(6): 1418-9
35. Ragalie WS, Chun RC, Martin T, Ghanayem NS, Berens RJ, Beste DJ, Mitchell ME. Side-to-Side Tracheobronchoplasty to Reconstruct Complex Congenital Tracheobronchial Stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug;104(2): 666-673.
36. Willer BL, Bryan KG, Parakininkas DE, Uhing MR, Staudt SR, Dominguez KM, McCormick ME, Mitchell ME, Densmore JC, Oldham KT, Berens RJ. Anesthetic Management of an Infant With Postnatally Diagnosed Tracheal Agenesis Undergoing Tracheal Reconstruction:. A A Case Rep . 2017 Dec 1;9(11): 311-318.
37. Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Lerret SM, Scott JP, Voulgarelis S, Fons RA, Vitola BE, Telega GW, Hoffman GM, Berens RJ, Hong JC. Staged biliary reconstruction after liver transplantation: A novel surgical strategy for high acuity pediatric transplant recipients. Surgery. 2019 Feb;165(2): 323-328
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Berens RJ, Day S. "Airway Management of the Pediatric Transport Patient". Handbook of Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Medicine; ed Jaimovich DG and Vidyasagar D; Hanley and Belfus, Inc.; Philadelphia,1996.
2. Benzodiazepine Use in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Meyer MT, Berens RJ. Heart Matters 2000;3(2):4.
3. Opioid Tolerance, Physical Dependency and Withdrawal After Prolonged Analgesic Exposure. Meyer
4. MT, Berens RJ. Heart Matters 2000;3(4):2-3.
5. Opiate Use in PICU. Berens RJ. Heart Matters 2000;1:1-2.
6. Perioperative Anesthetic Risks. Berens RJ, Hoffman GM CSG newsletter 2006
7. Scott JP, Loveland L, Berens RJ. "Pediatric Resuscitation: Outcome Effects of Location,
8. Intervention, and Duration." Advances in Anesthesiology, vol. 2015, Article ID 517863, 9 pages,
9. doi:10.1155/2015/517863.
 
Abstracts
1. Berens RJ, Kelly KJ, Rice TB. Complications of fiberoptic epidural monitoring. Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium. 1987
2. Berens RJ, Ebert TJ, Kampine JP. Inhibition of Sympathetic neural outflow contributes to hypotension during propofol induction in humans. Anesthesiology, 73;3A, A343 presented at Resident's Research Day , CHW, April 1991; Las Vegas, Nevada 1990
3. Ebert TJ, Kanitz DD, Berens RJ, Kampine JP. Etomidate Induction Maintains Sympathetic Outflow in Humans: Direct observations from sympathetic readings. Anesthesiology 1990, 73;3A, A342 presented at ASA, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1990
4. Berens RJ, Weigle CG. Noise Evaluation of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation: Comparison with Conventional Mechanical Ventilation presented at Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, Seattle, WA, October 27, 1994
5. Berens RJ, Akhtar S, Weigle CG, Cheng EY, Toohill R. Effectiveness of Noise Cancellation Devices in Decreasing Intensive Care Unit Noise; Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, Milwaukee, WI; September 26,1996
6. Frommelt PC, Frommelt MA, Berens RJ, Miller EM, Williams GF, Kinder KA. Pulsed Doppler myocardial imaging in hypertrophied hearts in children: further evidence for abnormal diastolic relaxation Circulation 1996; 94:I-237, Poster Presentation at the American Heart Association National Meeting, November 1996
7. Sichting KA, Berens RJ. Outcomes following resuscitations at CHW, Crit Care Med 1997;25,A-61, presented at Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, Sept 27 1996; SCCM Poster Presentation, Feb 7 1997
8. Hoffman GM, Berens RJ, Spack LD, Nelin LD. Effective doses of inhaled nitric oxide during prolonged administration in children, Anesthesiology 87:A234, 1997
9. Ross G, Feroah T, Rice TB, Forster H, Berens RJ, Beste D, and Sty J. Determining compliance of the upper airway in children with obstructive apnea. Presented at 21st Annual Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Residents and Fellows Research Day April, 1997.
10. Ross G, Feroah T, Berens RJ, Sty J, Beste D, Forster H, Rice TB. Determining regional compliance of the upper airway in children with obstructive apnea. Presented at 2nd Annual Meeting Midwest Physiological Society, June 1997.
11. Ross G, Feroah T, Berens RJ, Sty J, Beste D, Forster H, Rice TB. Compliance of the upper airway in pediatric obstructive apnea. Presented at Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, Hot Springs, Arkansas. September 1997
12. Vander Heyden M, Feroah T, Berens RJ, Sty J, Beste D, Rice TB. Use of spiral CT in the evaluation of the upper airway in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Presented at 22nd Annual Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Resident and Fellows Research Day. April. *1st Place Award "Clinical Science." 1998
13. Vander Heyden M, Feroah T, Berens RJ, Sty J, Conley S, Beste D, Rice TB. Spiral CT use in the evaluation of the upper airway in children with OSA. Presented at XIX World Congress on Disease of the Chest, 64th Annual Scientific Assembly - Toronto. November 1998.
14. Vander Heyden M, Feroah T, Berens RJ, Sty J, Conley S, Beste D, Rice TB. Use of CT in the evaluation of upper airway in children with OSA. Poster Presentation at 3rd Annual Meeting, Midwest Physiological Society, June 1998.
15. Vander Heyden M, Feroah T, Berens RJ, Sty J, Conley S, Beste D, Rice TB. Use of spiral CT in the evaluation of the upper airway in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Chest, 114:(4):382S, 1998.
16. Feroah T, Rice TB, Tonellato P, Berens RJ, Sty J, Forster HV. Functional computer tomography (CT) protocol to calculate the continuous static mechanics of upper airways in children. Presented at Midwest Physiological Societies Annual Meeting, Madison, WI 1999.
17. Feroah T, Rice TB, Tonellato P, Berens RJ, Sty J, Forster HV. A method to calculate the continuous compliance curves of the upper airway in children. Presented at Thirteenth Annual APSS Meeting in Orlando, FL. June 1999.
18. Feroah TR, Rice TB, Berens RJ, Beste D, Tonellato P, Forster HV. Continuous statis mechanics of the passive pharynx in children using computer tomography. Presented at Midwest Respiratory Research Meeting. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, June 1999.
19. Meyer MT, Berens RJ, Havens PL. Association of the Nursing Assessment of Withdrawal with the Neonatal Abstinence Score Critical Care Medicine;27(12 Suppl):A121. 1999
20. Meyer MT, Berens RJ, Havens PL. Association of the Nursing Assessment of Withdrawal with the Neonatal Abstinence Score.Clinical Intensive Care;10(4):150., 1999
21. Meyer MT, Berens RJ, Havens PL. Association of the Nursing Assessment of Withdrawal with the Neonatal Abstinence Score. Critical Care Medicine;27(12 Suppl):A121., 1999
22. Meyer MT, Berens RJ. Association of the Nursing Assessment of Withdrawal with the Neonatal Abstinence Score. Annual Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium Portland OR. Oral presentation., September 12th 1999
23. Feroah T, Sty J, Rice TB, Beste D, Berens RJ, Tonallato P. A functional computer tomography (CT) protocol to evaluate the continuous static mechanics of the passive pharynx. Presented at Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting. Naples, FL, May, 2000.
24. Meyer MT, Berens RJ. Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal in Pediatric Patients with a 10 Day Methadone Wean. Critical Care Medicine;28(12 Suppl.):A181, 2000
25. Meyer MT, Berens RJ. Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal in Pediatric Patients with a 10 Day Methadone Wean., 29th Educational & Scientific Symposium. Society of Critical Care Medicine. Orlando, FL , February 2000
26. Hoffman GM, Nowakowski R, Troshynski TT, Berens RJ. Outcome Risk Factors for Pediatric Procedural Sedation Using an ASA/AAP Process Model; A1307, 2000
27. Meyer MT, Berens RJ. 30th International Educational & Scientific Symposium. Society of Critical Care Medicine. San Francisco, CA Poster presentation., February 2001
28. Berens RJ, Meyer MT, Hoffman GM, Weisman SJ. Comparison of 5 Versus 10 Days of Methadone Wean in Pediatric Critical Care Patients, A1297, 2002
29. Feroah T, Rice TB, Berens RJ, Sty J, Tonellato P. Cross-Sectional and Axial Mechanics of the Upper Airway in Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing. Presented at ATS 99th International Conference, Seattle, Washington, May 2003
30. Hoffman GM, Stuth EA, Berens RJ, Robertson FA, Troshynski TJ. Two-Site Near-Infrared Transcutaneous Oximetry as a Non-Invasive Indicator of Mixed Venous Oxygen Saturation in Cardiac Neonates, ASA Meeting Abstracts A-1393, 2003
31. Berens RJ, Hoffman GM, Robertson FA, Troshynski TJ, Stuth EA. Near Infrared Oximetry (NIRS) Allows Noninvasive Assessment of Regional Oxygenation during Pediatric Coarctation Repair, ASA Meeting Abstracts, A-1386, 2003
32. Robertson FA, Hoffman, GM, Stuth EA, Staudt S, Berens RJ. In Vivo Comparison of Data Availability and Agreement between Masimo SET and Nellcor N-395 Oximeters in Chronically Desaturated Children, ASA Meeting Abstracts, A-621, 2003
33. Robertson FA, Hoffman, GM, Stuth EA, Staudt S, Berens RJ. In Vivo Evaluation of Masimo SET and Nellcor N-395 Oximetry Accuracy Compared to Co-Oximetry in Chronically Desaturated Children, ASA Meeting Abstracts, A-620, 2003
34. Stuth EA, Stucke AG, Cava JA, Hoffman GM, Berens RJ. Droperidol for Perioperative Sedation Causes a Transient Prolongation of the QTc Time in Children during Cardiac Surgery, ASA Meeting Abstracts, A-1384, 2003
35. Rafique MB, Robertson FA, Berens RJ. Effective Use of JCAHO "Time Out" Verification Process to Facilitate Intraoperative Management of a Tracheal Stent Removal Society Pediatric Anesthesiology, Society Pediatric Anesthesiology, March 2003
36. Stuth EA, Berens RJ, Hoffman GM, Robertson FA, Staudt S. Use of NIRS Oximetry To Monitor Regional Circulation in Glenn and Fontan Procedures, ASA Meeting A-1443, 2004
37. Berens RJ, Colpaert KD, Rice TB, Quasney M. NACHRI PICU Focus Group, Assessment of Code Blue Review in NACHRI Pediatric Hospitals, ASA Meeting A-1463, 2004
38. Berens RJ, Colpaert KD, Rice TB, Quasney M. NACHRI PICU Focus Group, Pediatric "Code Blue" Review Comparisons between Free-Standing Children's Hospitals and Children's Hospitals-within-Hospital Setting, ASA Meeting A-1467, 2004
39. Hoffman GM, Ghanayem NS, Stuth EA, Berens RJ, Tweddell JS. NIRS-Derived Somatic and Cerebral Saturation Difference Provides Non-Invasive Real-Time Hemodynamic Assessment of Cardiogenic Shock, ASA Meeting A-1467, 2004
40. Berens RJ, Colpaert KD, Scanlon MC, Brilli R, Percy S, McGarr B, Quasney M, Rice TB and ‡ NACHRI PICU Focus Group. Variation of Casual versus Rigorous Code Review Processes in Pediatric Hospitals, Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, New York, 2004
41. Berens RJ, Colpaert KD, Scanlon MC, Brilli R, Percy S, McGarr B, Quasney M, Rice TB and ‡ NACHRI PICU Focus Group. Variation in QI Review Process of Pediatric Codes by Hospital Type, Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, New York, 2004
42. Colpaert KD, Easterling L, Percy S, Quasney M, Brilli R, McGarr B, Scanlon MC, Rice TB, Berens RJ and NACHRI PICU Focus Group. Analysis of First Line Medications Present for Pediatric CPR, Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, New York, 2004
43. Percy S, Colpaert KD, Quasney M, Brilli R, Gibson R, Easterling L, Rice TB, Berens RJ and ‡ NACHRI PICU Focus Group. Code Team Composition in NACHRI Hospitals, Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, New York, 2004
44. Percy S, Colpaert KD, Quasney M, Brilli R, Gibson R, Easterling L, Rice TB, Berens RJ and ‡ NACHRI PICU Focus Group. Frequency of Tiered Response Teams in NACHRI Institutions, Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, New York, 2004
45. Berens RJ, Colpaert KD, Scanlon MC, Percy S, Brilli R, Gibson R, McGarr B, Quasney M, Easterling L, Rice TB and ‡ NACHRI PICU Focus Group. Evaluation of Pediatric Code Processes in NACHRI Affiliated Hospitals; 4th Annual NICHQ Forum, Loew's Coronado Resort, San Diego, CA, March, 2005
46. Berens RJ, Colpaert KD, Scanlon MC, Percy S, Brilli R, Gibson R, McGarr B, Quasney M, Easterling L, Johnson R, Kapp W, Lauer C, Sachdeva R, Rice TB and ‡ NACHRI PICU Focus Group. Plan to Decrease Variation of Pediatric Codes in NACHRI Affiliated Hospitals, NACHRI Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 03/200
47. Colpaert KD, Easterling L, Percy S, Quasney M, Brilli R, McGarr B, Scanlon MC, Rice TB, Berens RJ and ‡ NACHRI PICU Focus Group. Analysis of First Line Medications Present for Pediatric CPR, SE Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference 5/2005
48. Hoffman GM, Ghanayem NS, Musa N, Mussatto KA, Berens RJ, Jaquiss RDB, Tweddell JS. Carbon Dioxide Tension And The Distribution Of Cardiac Output In Neonates Following The Norwood Procedure. World Congress of Cardiology, Argentina, 09/2005
49. Ghanayem NS, Musa N, Berens RJ, Mussatto KA, Tweddell JS, Hoffman GM. Somatic NIRS Predicts Postoperative Renal Dysfunction; World Congress of Cardiology, Argentina, 09/2005
50. Hoffman GM, Ghanayem NS, Musa N, Mussatto KA, Berens RJ. Differential Effects of Carbon Dioxide Tension on Cerebral and Somatic Oxygenation Assessed by Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Pos ASA Meeting A-1374, 2005 Atlanta, GA
51. Hoffman GM, Stuth EA, Berens RJ, Staudt SA, Strong TC. Two-Site NIRS Reveals Impaired Systemic Oxygen Delivery during Anesthesia Induction in Critically Ill Neonates with Hypoplastic ASA Meeting A-1328, 2005 Atlanta, GA
52. Hanson SJ, Berens RJ, Hoffman GM, Kim MK. Effect of Volume Resuscitation on Systemic Perfusion as Detected by Two-Site Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Dehydrated Pediatric ASA Meeting A-1373, 2005 Atlanta, GA
53. Connolly LA, Colpaert KD, Berens RJ. Compliance in a Self-Reporting Quality Improvement System; ASA Meeting A-1247, 2005 Atlanta, GA
54. Hoffman GM, Ghanayem NS, Musa N, Berens RJ, Mussatto KA, Tweddell JS. Somatic NIRS Predicts Postoperative Renal Dysfunction ASA Meeting A-651848, 2005 Atlanta, GA
55. Hoffman GM, Stuth EA, Berens RJ, Staudt SA, Strong T, Troshynski TJ. Two-site Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Reveals Impaired Systemic Oxygen Delivery During Anesthesia Induction In Neonates With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; ASA Meeting A-650782, 2005 Atlanta, GA
56. Hoffman GM, Ghanayem NS, Mussatto KA, Musa N, Stuth EA, Berens RJ, Tweddell JS. Differential Effects Of Carbon Dioxide Tension On Cerebral And Somatic Oxygenation Assessed By Near Infrared Spectroscopy In Postoperative Neonates; ASA Meeting A-652673, 2005 Atlanta, GA
57. Braby J, Berens RJ, Soetenga D. Use of NIRS in ECMO Patients; 2006 ELSO Fall Meeting, Atlanta, GA
58. Hoffman GM, Ghanayem NS, Berens RJ, Scanlon MC, Weigle CGM. Reduction in Critical Indicators of Shock by Routine Use of Two-Site NIRS in Pediatric ICU Patients, ASA Meeting A-803, 2006 Chicago, IL
59. Matchey JL, Colpaert KD, Berens RJ. Pediatric Code Resuscitation: How is survival correlated with duration of Chest Compressions, ASA Meeting A-804, 2006 Chicago, IL
60. Staudt SR, Berens RJ, A Retrospective Review of RN Sedation vs GA for Radiology Procedural Sedation, Meeting A-1691, 2006 Chicago, IL
61. SP Taylor, RJ Berens, Using NIRS (Near-Infrared Spectroscopy) when Systemic Blood Pressure Monitoring is not Possible; Repair of Long Segment Coarctation of the Aorta in a Neonate SPA-AAP, CR5, 2007, Phoenix,AZ
62. Scott JP, Stuth EA, Berens RJ, Staudt S, Robertson F. Postoperative Adverse Events in Single Ventricle (SV) Patients after Stage 2 and 3 Palliation. ASA Annual Meeting, A-207, 2007, San Francisco, CA
63. Hoffman GM, Ghanayem NS, Mussatto KA, Berens RJ, Tweddell JS. Postoperative Two-Site NIRS Predicts Complications and Mortality after Stage 1 Palliation of HLHS ASA Annual Meeting A-234, 2007, San Francisco, CA
64. Taylor SP, Butz, SF, Berens RJ. Does the Speed of Sevoflurane Induction Contribute to Emergence Delirium in Preschool Children? ASA Annual Meeting,A-780, 2007, San Francisco, CA
65. Fanning JJ,. Stucke AE, Berens RJ, Christensen MA, Colpaert KD. Opiate Use in Children with Previous Opiate Tolerance for Subsequent Surgical Procedures, ASA Annual Meeting A-969 2007, San Francisco, CA
66. Stucke A, Fanning JJ, Berens RJ, Christensen MA, Colpaert KD. Opiate Use in Children with Previous Opiate Tolerance for Subsequent Surgical Procedures SCCM Annual Meeting, Hawaii, USA
67. Mitchell ME, Tweddell JS, Ghanayem NS, Musa N, Berens RJ, Gandy KL, Mussatto KA, Hoffman GM. ECMO vs. Berlin Heart: Support Mode Affects Cerebral and Somatic NIRS Saturation During Bridge to Transplantation for Cardiac Failure in Children
68. Taylor SP, Notides TA, Berens RJ. Surgical Technique Influences Perioperative Complication Rates in Pyloromyotomy ASA Meeting 2008
69. Mitchell ME, Ghanayem N, Berens R, Beste D, Kerschner J. Bronchus Suis Tracheoplasty to Repair Long Segment Tracheobronchial Stenosis. Congenital Heart Surgeon's Society Annual Meeting. November 2009. Chicago, IL.
70. Rusy, LM, Hainsworth KR, Berens RJ, Czarnecki ML, Weisman SJ. Perioperative Use of Gabapentin To Decrease Opioid Requirements in Pediatric Spinal Fusion Patients; A1559; ASA Meeting 2009, New Orleans, LA
71. Stuth EA, Berens RJ, Staudt S, Stucke AG, Scott JP. Reintubation Rates after Stage 2 or 3 Single Ventricle Palliation: Caudal vs Intravenous Morphine;, A1188; ASA Meeting 2009, New Orleans, LA
72. Stuth EA: Berens RJ; Staudt S, Scott JP, Stucke AG. Does Caudal Morphine Reduce Analgesic and Sedative Requirements after Single Ventricle Palliation?;, A686 ASA Meeting 2009, New Orleans, LA
73. Rusy LM, Hainsworth K, Nelson T, Czarnecki M, Tassone C, Thometz J, Lyon R, Berens RJ, Weisman S. A Randomized, Double Blind, Controlled Trial of Perioperative Gabapentin Use to Decrease Opiod Consumption in the Pediatric Idiopathic Spinal Fusion Patient;; Sept 24, 2010, 2010 Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Kyoto, Japan
74. Berens RJ, Scott JP, Stuth EA, Hoffman GM, Staudt S. Effect of Epidural Morphine on Regional Saturation for Post-Stage 1 Single Ventricle (SV) Palliation,. ASA Annual Meeting 2010 San Diego, CA A202
75. Hoffman GM, Stuth EA, Berens RJ, , Groneck JM, Tweddell JS. Effect of pH Strategy on Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion on Postoperative Cerebral Autoregulation. ASA Annual Meeting San Diego, CA A200
76. Berens RJ, , Matchey J, Cassidy LD. Duration of Compression Effect on Survival in Pediatric Cardiac Arrest, ASA Annual Meeting San Diego, CA A1556
77. Berens, RJ, Cassidy LD, Matchey J, Campbell D, Colpaert KD, Welch T, Lawson M, Peterson C, O'Flynn J, Dearth M, Tieves KS. Probability of survival based on etiology of cardio- pulmonary arrest in pediatric patients, NACHRI Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN, October 2010
78. Niebler RA, Christensen M, Wellner H, Berens RJ. Antithrombin Replacement during Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, 7th International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems & Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Perfusion, , May 5-6,2011, Children's Hospital Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
79. Berens RJ, Henry AM, Hoffman GM, Oldham KT, Walczyk-Joers B. Postoperative Questionnaire as System Improvement and Individual MOCA Process, October 16, 2011 ASA Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, Oct 15, 2011 A727
80. Loveland-Baptist L, Berens RJ, Scott JP, Stuth EA, Hoffman GM. Evaluation of Longitudinal Changes of Hemodynamics and Tissue Saturations in Children With Single Ventricle Physiology, ASA Annual Meeting 2012 LBC01
81. Scott JP, Stuth EA, Hoffman GM, , Berens RJ, Punzalan RC, Costigan D, Simpson P, Dasgupta M, Tweddell JS. Increased Use of Recombinant Activated Factor VII and Need for Re-Exploration in Infants Undergoing Major Congenital Heart Surgery After Switch From Aprotinin to Aminocaproic Acid,.ASA Annual Meeting 2012 A789
82. Hoffman GM, Taylor SP, Berens RJ. Objective Assignment of ASA Physical Status Class by Organ System Severity Scoring, October 2013, A3231
83. Taylor SP, Berens RJ, Hoffman GM. Dexmedetomedine and Proprofol Combination Reduces Recovery and Discharge Times Compared with Pentobarbital for Pediatric MRI Sedation, 3. October 2014, A2196
84. Hoffman GM, Scott JP, Berens RJ. Epidemiology of Vasoactive Drug Use in Pediatric Anesthesia;, October 2015; A4052
85. Berens RJ, Hoffman GM. Process for Evaluating Appendix 2 Indicators for the Children's Surgery Verification Program. ASA 2016 Chicago IL, A1245
86. Berens RJ, Stucke AG, Scott JP, Hoffman GM. Revisited: Trends in Arterial and Regional Saturations During Stage 2 Single Ventricle Palliation, , ASA 2016, Chicago IL A1243
87. Loveland-Baptist L, Scott JP, Berens RJ, Hoffman GM. Cerebral and Somatic NIRS During Anesthesia in Normal Children ASA 2016, Chicago IL A3211
88. Loveland-Baptist L, Scott JP, Berens RJ, Hoffman GM. Cerebral and Somatic NIRS During Anesthesia in Normal Children, ASA 2016, Chicago IL A4010
89. Berens RJ, Stucke AG, Oldham KT, Thielke R, Hoffman GM. Children's Surgery Verification Program: Appendix 2 Collection, Evaluation and Early Results, ASA 2016, Chicago IL A4186
90. Henry ASA 2016, Chicago IL
91. Loveland L, Scott JP, Berens RJ, Hoffman GM. Cerebral and Somatic NIRS during Anesthesia in Normal Children . Poster Discussion at The Society for Pediatric Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs, CO. April 1-3, 2016
92. Varner CS, Wellner H, Berens RJ. Multidisciplinary ECMO Simulation using High Fidelity Cannulation Mannequin, 2016 Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting, September 15-16, Madison, WI
93. Varner CS, Wellner H, Berens RJ. Multidisciplinary ECMO Simulation using High Fidelity Cannulation Mannequin, 2016 Annual ECMO Conference, September 15-16, San Diego, CA
94. Wellner H, Varner CS, Thompson N, Berens RJ. Patient with Pre B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Requiring Multimodal ECMO, CNHS ECMO Meeting, Keystone Co
95. Varner CS*, Berens RJ. A preliminary study determining pressure drop across a dual lumen ECMO cannulae utilizing both lumen as drainage, CNHS ECMO Meeting, Keystone Co
96. Zia N, Thakker S, Scott JP, Stuth AE, Berens RJ. Evaluating ACS CSVP "Appendix 2" Indicator for "Blood>25ml/kg"), , 2017 SPA Spring Meeting, Austin Tx,
97. Willer BL, Miketic RM, Berens RJ. Hypokalemic Hypochloremic Metabolic Alkalosis in Pyloric Stenosis: Do We Ever Really See It? 2017 SPA Spring Meeting, Austin Tx
98. Henry AM, Scott JP, Hickman JA, Fons RA, Berens RJ. Pre-Operative Warming in Pediatric Patients With Neuromuscular Diseases Reduces Peri-Operative Hypothermia,. A4208 ASA 2017 Boston, MA
99. Berens RJ, Kampalath LN, Clarke WR, Strong TC, Hoffman GM. Risk Associated With Multi-specialty Cases, , A4093 ASA 2017 Boston, MA
100. Hoffman GM, Berens RJ, Clarke WR, Scott JP, Cassidy LD. Epidemiology of Exposure to Anesthesia, Surgery, and Mortality in a Children's Hospital Population. BOC04 ASA 2017 Boston, MA
101. Hoffman GM, Berens RJ, Cassidy LD. Validation of Structured ASA-PS Scoring Algorithm to Predict Mortality Risk in Pediatric Anesthesia, A4092 ASA 2017 Boston, MA
102. Taylor SP, Taylor A, Henry AM, Hoffman GM, , Berens RJ. An Observer-blinded Randomized Study of Propofol Infusion Versus Single Dose Dexmedetomidine and Propofol for Pediatric MRI Sedation. A2152, ASA 2018
103. Voulgarelis S, Taylor SP, Scott JP, Henry AM, Hoffman GM, Berens RJ. Non-operating Room Anesthesia in A Tertiary Pediatric Hospital. Breaking the Myth of "Distance Being A Risk". A2150, ASA 2018
104. Hoffman GM, Scott JP, Berens RJ, Patient and System Factors Affecting Anesthesiologist First Case Start Performance, F2095. ASA 2019
105. Hoffman GM, Scott JP, Berens RJ, Patient and System Factors Affecting Anesthesiologist First Case Start Performance, A1098. ASA 2019
106. Taylor SP, Berens RJ, Hoffman GM. Perioperative Ketorolac Administration Increases Post-tonsillectomy Bleeding in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital; a Quality Review. A4013, ASA 2019
107. Taylor SP, Berens RJ, Hoffman GM. Perioperative Ketorolac Administration Increases Post-tonsillectomy Bleeding in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital; a Quality Review. F2087 ASA 2019
108. Tanem J, Simon JA, Scott JP, , Berens RJ, Hoffman GM. Anesthesia Associated Cardiac Arrest: A Single Center Experience. A1063 ASA 2019
 

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