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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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About Dr. Michael Padula

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015, 2016

Clinical Specialties


  • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

  • Neonatology Program (Intensive Care Nursery)

Board Certification:

  • Clinical Informatics, 2014
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


American Academy of Pediatrics, National American Medical Informatics Association, National American Medical Informatics Association, National Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium, National Global Alignment of Immunization Safety Assessment in Pregnancy, International Health Level Seven (HL7) Child Health Work Group, International HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern PA, Technical Standards Committee, Local International Neonatal Consortium, International Philadelphia Perinatal Society, Local Society of Pediatric Research, 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:

Ekhaguere OA, Padula MA, Jensen EA: Use of Point-of-Care Gastric pH Testing to Assess the Efficacy of Acid Suppression Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit American Journal of Perinatology : doi: 10.1055,2019.

Costeloe K, Turner MA, Padula MA, Shah PS, Modi N, Soll R, Haumont D, Kusuda S, Göpel W, Chang YS, Smith PB, Lui K, Davis JM, Hudson LD: International Neonatal Consortium. Sharing Data to Accelerate Medicine Development and Improve Neonatal Care: Data Standards and Harmonized Definitions Journal of Pediatrics 203 (1): 437-441,2018.

Lagatta JM, Hysinger EB, Zaniletti I, Wymore EM, Vyas-Read S, Yallapragada S, Nelin LD, Truog WE, Padula MA, Porta NFM, Savani RC, Potoka KP, Kawut SM, DiGeronimo R, Natarajan G, Zhang H, Grover TR, Engle WA, Murthy K and the Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium Severe BPD Focus Group.: The Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia through 1 Year Journal of Pediatrics 203 (1): 218-224,2018.

Murthy K, Porta N, Pallotto E, Rintoul N, Keene S, Chicoine L, Gien J, Brozanski B, Johnson Y, Haberman B, DiGeronimo R, Zaniletti I, Grover T, Asselin J, Durand D, Dykes F, Evans J, Padula M, Pallotto E, Piazza A, Reber K, Short B: Predicting Risk of Infection in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Journal of Pediatrics 203 (1): 101-107.e2,2018.

Hysinger E., Friedman N., Shinohara R., Padula M., Zhang H., Panitch H., and Kawut S.: Increased Morbidity in Neonates with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Tracheobronchomalcia Annals of the American Thoracic Society 14 (9): doi: 10.1513,2017.

Tramper J, Zhang H, Foglia EE, Dysart KC, Padula MA, Sullivan KV, Jensen EA: The Association between Positive Tracheal Aspirate Cultures and Adverse Pulmonary Outcomes in Preterm Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia American Journal of Perinatology 34 (1): 96-104,2017.

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, Patric Zuber P.: 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, Heath PT; Brighton Collaboration Neonatal Infections Working Group: 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, Grover TR.: Predicting death or extended length of stay in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia Journal of Perinatology 36 (8): 654-9,2016.

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.

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Academic Contact Info

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neonatology
2NW32 Main

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