Michael A. Padula, MD, MBI, FAAP

Michael A. Padula, MD, is medical director of informatics for CHOP’s Division of Neonatology and an attending neonatologist.

Areas of Expertise: Biomedical Informatics
Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-590-1653

  • Background

    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 and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He holds a Masters in Biomedical Informatics degree from Oregon Health & Science Univeristy.

    He completed his pediatric residency at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Padula completed his neonatal-perinatal fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Pediatrics

    Graduate Degree

    MBI – Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Neonatologist

    Medical Director of Informatics, Division of Neonatology

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Neonatal infections
    Neonatal resuscitation
    Neurodevelopmental outcome

  • Publications

    Papers

    2014

    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. J Perinatol. 2014 Nov 13. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.190. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract

    Padula, MA; Dewan, ML; Shah, SS; Padula, AM; Srinivasan, L; McGowan, KL; Mahoney, KR; Harris, MC. Risk Factors Associated with Laboratory-confirmed Bloodstream Infections in a Tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Oct. 33 (10):1027-1032. Read the abstract.

    Murthy K, Evans JR, Bhatia AM, Rothstein DH, Wadhawan R, Zaniletti I, Rao R, Thurm C, Mathur AM, Piazza AJ, Stein JE, Reber KM, Short BL, Padula MA, Durand DJ, Asselin JM, Pallotto EK, Dykes FD. The association of type of surgical closure on length of stay among infants with gastroschisis born≥34weeks' gestation. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug;49(8):1220-5. Epub 2014 Jan 2. Read the abstract.

    Grover TR, Brozanski BS, Barry J, Zaniletti I, Asselin JM, Durand DJ, Short BL, Pallotto EK, Dykes F, Reber KM, Padula MA, Evans JR, Murthy K. High surgical burden for infants with severe chronic lung disease (sCLD). J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug;49(8):1202-5. Read the abstract.

    The association of type of closure on LOS for infants with gastroschisis born ≥ 34 weeks’ gestation. Murthy K, Evans JR, Bhatia A, Rothstein D, Wadwahan R, Zaniletti I, Rao R, Thurm C, Mathur A, Piazza AJ, Stein JE, Reber KM, Short BL, Padula MA, Durand DJ, Asselin JM, Pallotto EK, Dykes FD. J Ped Surg. 2014. Epub ahead of print 2014 Jan 06. Read the abstract.

    Murthy K, Dykes FD, Padula MA, Pallotto EK, Reber KM, Durand DJ, Short BL, Asselin JM, Zaniletti I, Evans JR. The Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Database: An overview of patient complexity, outcomes and variation in care. J Perinatol. 2014 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

    Kahn MG, Bailey LC, Forrest CB, Padula MA, Hirschfeld S. Building a common pediatric research terminology for accelerating child health research. Pediatrics. 2014;133(3):516-525. Read the abstract.

    Murthy K, Savani RC, Lagatta JM, Zaniletti I, Wadhawan R, Truog W, Grover TR, Zhang H, Asselin JM, Durand DJ, Short BL, Pallotto EK, Padula MA, Dykes FD, Reber KM, Evans JR. Predicting death or tracheostomy placement in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. J Perinatol. 2014 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

    Murthy K, Evans JR, Bhatia A, Rothstein D, Wadwahan R, Zaniletti I, Rao R, Thurm C, Mathur A, Piazza AJ, Stein JE, Reber KM, Short BL, Padula MA, Durand DJ, Asselin JM, Pallotto EK, Dykes FD. The Association of Type of Closure on LOS for infants with Gastroschisis born ≥ 34 weeks’ Gestation. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 in press. Epub ahead of print 2014 Jan 06. Read the abstract