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Iyalla Peterside, MD

Iyalla Peterside, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Peterside is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

  • Neonatology/Intensive Care Nursery

Board Certification:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2003

Description of Clinical Expertise

I have expertise in the Care of the complex Neonatal patient including but not limited to Chronic Lung disease, the surgical neonate, Babies with pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN).
I also have expertise in the use of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in treating Neonates with severe respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension.
I have expertise in the insertion, care and development of vascular acccess program in the neonate and stemming from that in reducing Central line associated blood stream infections.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Ibadan College of Medicine
Residency: Brooklyn Hospital Center
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


British Medical Association, International British Pediatric Association, International Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Karibi Whyte Specialist Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, International Nigerian Medical Association, International Nigerian National Health Insurance Scheme, International Pediatric Association of Nigeria, International Philadelphia Perinatal Society, Local Royal College of Physicians, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Peterside is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Neonatology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th St and Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Phone: (215) 590-5076
Fax: (215) 349-8831
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)