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Ignacio J. Badiola, MD

Ignacio J. Badiola, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Badiola is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

  • Penn Spine Center
  • Spine Pain Medicine Program

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine, 2011
  • Anesthesiology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI)
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
  • Discogram (Diskogram)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Fluoroscopy Guided Injection
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc Pain
  • Invasive Cementing for Vertebrae
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Operative Spine Surgery
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Spine Problems (Non-Operative)
  • Spondylosis
  • Undiagnosed Neck Pain
  • Vertebroplasty

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Miami
Residency: University of Florida Health Science Center
Residency: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center


American Society Anesthesiology, National American Society of Regional Anesthesia, National International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), International Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Badiola is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Badiola I, Liu Jiabin, Huang S, Kelly JD, Elkassabany N: A Comparison of the Fascia Iliaca Block to the Lumbar Plexus Block in Providing Analgesia Following Arthroscopic Hip Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Journal Of Clinical Anesthesia 31 (49): 26-29,2018.

Ignacio Badiola, Veena Graff, Lu Cai, Nabil Elkassabany: Music vs Midazolam during Preoperative Nerve Block Placement: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine : 2018.

Ignacio Badiola, Tulsi Singh, Jiabin Liu, Nabil Elkassabany: Chapter 45: Acute Pain in the Opioid Tolerant Patient Pain Management: A Problem-Based Learning Approach : 370,2018.

Ignacio Badiola, Jason Onchroch, Kevin Bonilla, Anthony Wang, David Glaser, Nabil Elkassabany: Assessing Patients Willingness to Pay for Extending Analgesic Benefits of Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Shoulder Arthroscopy 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine : 2018.

Nabil Elkassabany, MD MSCE, Charles Nelson, MD, Craig Israelite, MD, Brandon Kase, BS, Christopher Hughes, PT, Lu Cai, MD, Ignacio Badiola, MD, Jiabin Liu, MD PhD: Comparison Between Single shot Versus Continuous Adductor Canal Block for Postoperative Analgesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty, a Prospective Randomized Open-Label Study. Abstract at the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2017 Spring Meeting : 2017 .

Ignacio Badiola, MD, Stephanie Huang, MD, Jiabin Liu, MD Phd, Nabil Elkassabany MD, MSCE: Fascia Iliaca Block versus Lumbar Plexus Block After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery American Society of Regional Anesthesia Spring Meeting 2017 : 2017 .

Ignacio Badiola, Miguel Yaport: Chapter 163 Persistent Paresthesia Complications in Anesthesia : 636,2017.

Ignacio Badiola: Chapter 135: Celiac Plexus Block; Side Effects and Complications Complications in Anesthesia : 530,2017.

Jiabin Liu, Ignacio Badiola: Chapter 142: Fat Embolism Complications in Anesthesia : 556,2017.

Ignacio Badiola, MD: Chapter 16: Acute Pain Management and Tissue Pain Pain Medicine Board Review (Medical Specialty Board Review) : 215,2017.

Academic Contact Info

6th Floor Dulles Building
Hospital of the university of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)