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Michael Padula, MD

Michael Padula, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Padula 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:

  • Clinical Informatics, 2014
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2008

Description of Clinical Expertise

neonatal infection, procedures

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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


AAP Council on Clinical Technology (COCIT), National AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, National American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), National American Academy of Pediatrics, National American Medical Informatics Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Local American Medical Informatics Association, National Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium , National Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium , National Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium, National Global Alignment of Immunization Safety Assessment in Pregnancy, International Health Level Seven (HL7), International Health Level Seven Child Health Working Group, National Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS), Delaware Valley Chapter, Local HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern PA, Technical Standards Committee, Local HL7 Child Health Work Group, International HL7 Patient Care Work Group, International International Neonatal Consortium - Data Work Group, International International Neonatal Consortium, International Pediatric Terminology Governance Board, National Philadelphia Perinatal Society, Local Technical Advisory Panel for the Electronic Health Information Capacity in Pediatrics (AAP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), National

Hospital Affiliation

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

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

neonatal infection, neonatal resuscitation, neurodevelopment outcome, prediction/classification models

Selected Publications:

Tramper J, Zhang H, Foglia EE, Dysart KC, Padula MA, Sullivan KV: The Association between Positive Tracheal Aspirate Cultures and Adverse Pulmonary Outcomes in Preterm Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia American Journal of Perinatology : 2017.

Bonhoeffer J, Kochhar S, Hirschfeld S, Heath PT, Jones CE, Bauwens J, Honrado A, Heininger U, Muñoz FM, Eckert L Steinhoff M, Black S, Padula M, Sturkenboom M, Buttery J, Pless R: Global alignment of immunization safety assessment in pregnancy - The GAIA project Vaccine 34 (49): 5994-5997,2016.

Vergnano S, Buttery J, Cailes B, Chandrasekaran R, Chiappini E, Clark E, Cutland C, de Andrade SD, Esteves-Jaramillo A, Guinazu JR, Jones C, Kampmann B, King J, Kochhar S, Macdonald N, Mangili A, de Menezes Martins R, Velasco Muñoz C, Padula M, Muñoz FM, Oleske J, Sanicas M, Schlaudecker E, Spiegel H, Subelj M, Sukumaran L, Tagbo BN, Top KA, Tran D: Neonatal infections: Case definition and guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunisation safety data Vaccine 34 (49): 6038-6046,2016.

Murthy K, Pallotto EK, Gien J, Brozanski BS, Porta NF, Zaniletti I, Keene S, Chicoine LG, Rintoul NE, Dykes FD, Asselin JM, Short BL, Padula MA, Durand DJ, Reber KM, Evans JR: Predicting death or extended length of stay in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia Journal of Perinatology : 2016.

Pathirana J, Muñoz FM, Abbing-Karahagopian V, Bhat N, Harris T, Kapoor A, Keene DL, Mangili A, Padula MA, Pande SL, Pool V, Pourmalek F, Varricchio F, Kochhar S, Cutland CL: Neonatal death: Case definition & guidelines for data collection,analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data Vaccine 34 (49): 2016.

Massaro AN, Murthy K, Zaniletti I, Cook N, DiGeronimo R, Dizon ML, Hamrick SE, McKay VJ, Natarajan G, Rao R, Richardson T, Smith D, Mathur AM, Dykes F, Piazza A, Sysyn G, Coghill C, Dhanireddy R, Hansen A, Hossain T, Murthy K, Reber K, Savani R, Brion L, Grover T, Natarajan G, Chi A, Johnson Y, Suresh G, Pallotto E, Rodgers B, Lyle R, Chin S, Joe P, D'Harlingue A, Evans J, Padula M, Brozanski B, Mathur A, Rao R, McKay V, Speziale M, Short B, Sullivan K, Di Geronimo R, Uhing M, Meskin K, Jentsch L, Grebe J: Intercenter Cost Variation for Perinatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Era of Therapeutic Hypothermia Journal of Pediatrics 173 : 76–83,2016.

Massaro AN, Murthy K, Zaniletti I, Cook N, DiGeronimo R, Dizon M, Hamrick SE, McKay VJ, Natarajan G, Rao R, Smith D, Telesco R, Wadhawan R, Asselin JM, Durand DJ, Evans JR, Dykes F, Reber KM, Padula MA, Pallotto EK, Short BL: Short-term outcomes after perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: a report from the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium HIE focus group Journal of Perinatology 35 (4): 290-6,2015.

Padula MA, Dewan ML, Shah SS, Padula AM, Srinivasan L, McGowan KL, Mahoney KR: Risk Factors Associated with Lab-confirmed Bloodstream Infections in a Tertiary Intensive Care Unit Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal : 2014.

Murthy, K, Yanowitz, T D, DiGeronimo, R, Dykes, F D, Zaniletti, I, Sharma, J, Sullivan, K M, Mirpuri, J, Evans, J R, Wadhawan, R, Piazza, A, Adams-Chapman, I, Asselin, J M, Short, B L, Padula, M A, Durand, D J, Pallotto, E K, Reber: Short-term outcomes for preterm infants with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis Journal of Perinatology : 1-5,2014.

Murthy K, Dykes, F, Padula MA, Pallotto EK, Reber K, Durand D, Short BL, Asselin J, Zaniletti I: The Children's Hospitals Neonatal Database: An Overview of Patient Complexity, Outcomes and Variation in Care Journal of Perinatology 34 (8): 582-586,2014.

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Academic Contact Info

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neonatology
2nd Floor Main Building, 2NW49

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 590-1653
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)