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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

Description of Clinical Expertise

neonatal infection, procedures

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


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 HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern PA, Technical Standards Committee, Local HL7 Patient Care Work Group, International International Neonatal Consortium, International International Neonatal Consortium-Data Work Group, International

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, Jensen EA: 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, 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 : 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, Brighton Collaboration Neonatal Death Working Group.: 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, 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.

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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)