Ignacio Tapia, MD

Ignacio Tapia, MD, is an attending pulmonologist in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    University of Concepcion, Chile


    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
    Roberto del Rio Children's Hospital, Santiago, Chile


    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
    St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia PA
    Exequiel Gonzalez Cortes Children's Hospital, Santiago Chile

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Pulmonology
    Sleep Medicine

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Pulmonologist

    Director, Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship Program

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

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    Pinto S, Huang J, Tapia IE, Karamessinis L, Pepe M, Gallagher P, et al. Effects of race on upper airway dynamic function during sleep in children. Sleep. 2011; 34(4):495-501. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21461328. Read the article


    Tapia IE, Bandla P, Traylor J, Karamessinis L, Huang J, Marcus CL. Upper airway sensory function in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep. 2010 Jul 1;33(7):968-72. Read abstract 

    Posters and Presentations

    "Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation," presentation to Emergency Department residents, Frankford-Torresdale Hospital, Jefferson Health System, Philadelphia, PA

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Reviewer, Consultant for Pediatricians
    Reviewer, Frontiers in Sleep Medicine
    Member, Multicultural Physician's Alliance, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia