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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.

Clinical Specialties


  • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

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
  • 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 HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern PA, Technical Standards Committee, Local HL7 Child Health Work Group, International International Neonatal Consortium, International Pediatric Terminology Governance Board, National 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:

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, Grover TR.: Predicting death or extended length of stay in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Journal of Perinatology : 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, Mathur AM.: 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, Harris MC.: 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, K M: 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, and Evans J.: The Children's Hospitals Neonatal Database: An Overview of Patient Complexity, Outcomes and Variation in Care Journal of Perinatology 34 (8): 582-586,2014.

Grover TR, Brozanski BS, Evans JR, Barry J,Zaniletti I, Asselin JM; Durand DJ, Short BL, Pallotto EK, Dykes FD , Reber KM, Padula MA, Murthy KM: High Surgical Burden for Infants with Severe Chronic Lung Disease (sCLD) Journal of Pediatric Surgery 49 (8): 1202-1205,2014.

Murthy, Karna, Evans, Jacquelyn R, Bhatia, Amina, Rothstein, David, Wadhawan, Rajan, Zaniletti, Isabella, Rao, Rakesh, Thurm, Cary, Mathur, Amit, Piazza, Anthony J: The association of type of surgical closure on length of stay among infants with gastroschisis born= 34 weeks’ gestation Journal of Pediatric Surgery : 2014.

Murthy K, Savani RC, Lagatta JM, Zaniletti I, Wadhawan R, Truog W, Grover TR, ZhangH, Asselin JM, Durand DJ, Short BL, Pallotto EK, Padula MA, Dykes FD, Reber KM, and Evans JR.: Predicting Death or Tracheostomy Placement in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Journal of Perinatology : 2014.

Kahn MG, Bailey LC, Forrest CB, Padula MA, Hirschfeld S.: Building a Common Pediatric Research Terminology for Accelerating Child Health Research Pediatrics 133 (2): 1-10,2014.

Padula MA, Grover TR, Brozanski B, Zaniletti I, Nelin LD, Asselin JM, Durand DJ, Short BL, Pallotto EK, Dykes FD, Reber KM, Evans JR, Murthy K.: Therapeutic Interventions and Short-Term Outcomes for Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Born at < 32 Weeks’ Gestation Journal of Perinatology 33 (11): 877-81,2013.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 590-1653
Fax: (215) 590-3051
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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