Michael Padula, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Medical Director of Informatics for the Division of Neonatology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He serves as an attending neonatologist in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit and Special Delivery Unit at Children's Hospital and 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.
Dr. Padula 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 in conjunction with the Children's Hospital Association. Dr. Padula is also a member of the Child Health Work Group of Health Level Seven (HL7) and was co-author of the HL7 Neonatal Care Report (NCR) Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), a messaging standard to facilitate data extraction and reporting.
Dr. Padula is currently pursuing a Master of Biomedical Informatics degree from Oregon Health & Science University.« Back to Previous Page