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Maria V. Fraga, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

  • Neonatology Program (Intensive Care Nursery)

Board Certification:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2012
  • Pediatrics, 2008

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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 Buenos Aires
Residency: Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutierrez
Fellowship: Hospital de Niños Juan P. Garrahan
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


American Academy of Pediatrics, National National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research Network, National Pan American Hemodynamic and TnECHO Collaborative, International Society of Critical Care Medicine, National US TnECHO Collaborative, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fraga 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.


Selected Publications:

Conlon TW, Nishisaki A, Singh Y, Bhombal S, De Luca D, Kessler DO, Su ER, Chen AE, Fraga MV: Moving Beyond the Stethoscope: Diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Pediatric Practice Pediatrics : online,2019.

Avitabile CM, Ansems S, Wang Y, Fraga MV, Kirpalani HM, Zhang H, Mercer-Rosa L, Jensen EA: Accuracy of Brain Natriuretic Peptide for Diagnosing Pulmonary Hypertension in Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Neonatology 116 (2): 147-153,2019.

Gaulton JS, Mercer-Rosa LM, Glatz AC, Jensen EA, Capone V, Scott C, Appel SM, Stoller JZ, Fraga MV: Relationship between pulmonary artery acceleration time and pulmonary artery pressures in infants Echocardiography 36 (8): 1524-1531,2019.

Foglia EE, Ades A, Hedrick HL, Rintoul N, Munson DA, Moldenhauer J, Gebb J, Serletti B, Chaudhary A, Weinberg DD, Napolitano N, Fraga MV, Ratcliffe SJ: Initiating resuscitation before umbilical cord clamping in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a pilot feasibility trial Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition : online,2019.

Fraga MV, Conlon T, Kim J, Su E: Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Neonatology. Chapter 48. Point-of-Care Ultrasound 2nd Edition : 2019.

Ansems S, Kirpalani H, Mercer-Rosa L, Wang Y, Hopper RK, Fraga MV, Jensen EA: Patent Ductus Arteriosus and the Effects of its late Closure in Preterm Infants with severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Neonatology : online,2019.

Fraga MV, Dysart KC, Rintoul N, Chaudhary AS, Ratcliffe SJ, Fedic A, Kren S, Cohen MS, Kirpalani H: Cardiac output measurement using the Ultrasonic Cardiac Output Monitor: A validation study in newborn infants Neonatology : online,2019.

Giesinger RE, Stanford AH, Rios DR, Bhombal S, Fraga MV, Levy VY, McNamara PJ; United States Hemodynamics Collaborative: Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography in the United States of America: The Contemporary Perspective and Challenges to Implementation Pediatric Research 85 (7): 919-921,2019.

Giesinger RE, Stanford AH, Rios DR, Bhombal S, Fraga MV, Levy VY, McNamara PJ; United States Hemodynamics Collaborative: Targeted neonatal echocardiography in the United States of America: the contemporary perspective and challenges to implementation Pediatr Res : online,2019.

Fraga MV, Bhombal S: Neonatal Hemodynamic Considerations: Assessment of the PDA and Beyond Society for Critical Care Medicine : 2019.

Academic Contact Info

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neonatology, 2 Main, Room 2NW13
3401 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 426-4977
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)