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Michael A. Padula, MD, MBI, FAAP

Attending Neonatologist

Medical Director of Informatics, Division of Neonatology

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Michael Padula, MD, MBI, FAAP, is Medical Director of Informatics for the Division of Neonatology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

He serves as an attending neonatologist in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit and Special Delivery Unit, which is part of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. He also works in the Intensive Care Nursery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Padula is actively involved in the education and training of medical students, residents and fellows. His clinical interests include prediction and detection of neonatal infections, neonatal resuscitation and neurodevelopmental outcome. He is also a clinical informaticist with interests in standards and interoperability, data modeling and clinical decision support.

He serves on the executive committee of the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium (CHNC), which focuses on improving outcomes for infants receiving care at tertiary Neonatal ICUs, and created the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Database (CHND) in conjunction with the Children's Hospital Association.

Dr. Padula is co-chair of the of Health Level Seven (HL7) Child Health Work Group, contributing to interoperability standards for Electronic Health Record Functional Profiles and Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) used in quality reporting and health information exchange.

He also serves on the Pediatric Terminology Governance Committee, an initiative of the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and Pediatric EHR Data Sharing Network (PEDSNet) supporting terminology harmonization.

Regionally, Dr. Padula serves on the Technical Standards Committee of the HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HSX of SE PA), a collaborative initiative supporting the development of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) among the acute care hospitals and healthcare plans of the Greater Philadelphia region.

Dr. Padula earned his bachelor’s degree from the Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, and his Master in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR.

He completed his pediatric residency at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Padula completed his neonatal-perinatal fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia, PA.

He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.

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