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Ignacio Tapia, MD

Attending Pulmonologist

Director, Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship Program

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

Editorial and Academic Positions

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


Sleep Research Society
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Thoracic Society

Original Papers


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

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