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

    MD - University of Concepcion, Chile

    Residency

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

    Fellowship

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

    Board Certification

    General Pediatrics
    Pediatric Pulmonology
    Pediatrics
    Sleep Medicine

    Graduate Degree

    Master in Translational Research - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • 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

    Abstracts

    2014

    Tapia IE, Traylor J, Brooks LJ, Huang J, Koren D, Katz LE,Bradford RM, Cornaglia MA, Marcus CL: Prevalence of periodic limb movements during sleep in normal children. SLEEP 37: A318, June 2014.

    Konstantinopoulou S, Tapia IE, Cielo C, Brian B, Cohen MS,Pipan M, Xannthopoulos M, Carroll ME, Bradford R, Marcus CL: Cardiac outcomes in children with Down syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome  SLEEP 37: A336, June 2014.

    2013

    Xanthopoulos MS, Bradford R., Berkowitz R.I., Tapia I.E., Marcus C.L.: Behavioral and neurocognitive functioning in obese and non-obese adolescents with and without obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep 36: A386, June 2013.

    Konstantinopoulou S., Tapia I.E., Sullivan A., Cielo, C.M., Radcliffe J., Pipan M, Hanna B., Gallagher P.R., Carroll M.E., Marcus C.L.: The association between polysomnographic parameters and neurobehavioral and cognitive outcomes in children with Down syndrome. Sleep 36: A360, June 2013.

    I.E. Tapia, MD, M. Cornaglia, CRC, J. McDonough, MS, C.L. Marcus, MBBCh: Children with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome have elevated upper airway resistance. Sleep 36: A385, June 2013.

    I.E. Tapia, MD, J. McDonough, MS, J. Huang, MD, M. Cornaglia, CRC, M. DiMaria, J. Samuel, J.S. Falvo, P.W. Davenport PhD, C.L. Marcus, MBBCh: Inspiratory loading cortical processing during wakefulness in children with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep 36: A386, June 2013.

    I.E. Tapia, MD, M. Cornaglia, CRC, J. McDonough, MS, J. Maggs, EdD, J. Traylor, BS, C.L. Marcus, MBBCh: Children With The Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Have Selective, Persistent Upper Airway Sensory Function Impairment. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Page: A5460, May 2013.

    Papers

    2015

    Ignacio E. Tapia, Joseph M. McDonough, Jingtao Huang, Carole L. Marcus, Paul R. Gallagher, Justine Shults, Paul W. Davenport: Respiratory Cortical Processing to Inspiratory Resistances during Wakefulness in Children with the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Feb 15;118(4):400-7. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00582.2014. Epub 2014 Dec 24.

    2014

    Carole L. Marcus, M.B.B.Ch.; Joel Traylor, R.Psg.T.; Lee J. Brooks, M.D.; Jingtao Huang, Ph.D.; Dorit Koren, M.D., Lorraine Katz, M.D.; Thornton B. A. Mason, M.D., Ph.D.; Ruth M. Bradford; Mary Anne Cornaglia; Ignacio E. Tapia, M.D.: Prevalence of Periodic Limb Movements during Sleep in Normal Children  Sleep 37(8): 1349-1352, August 2014.

    2013

    Huang, Jingtao; Marcus, Carole L.; Colrain, Ian M.; Davenport, Paul W.; Gallagher, Paul R.; Tapia, Ignacio E.: Respiratory and Auditory Cortical Processing in Children with the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 188(7): 852, August 2013.

    Posters and Presentations

    Aug, 2013  " Chronic Mechanic Ventilation in Children", Asociacion Mexicana de Pediatria, Mexico City, Mexico

    Aug, 2013  "The Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children", Asociacion Mexicana de Pediatria, Mexico City, Mexico

    May, 2013  "Infant Apnea", Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology, Austrian American Foundation, Salzburg, Austria

    May, 2013  "CPAP and BPAP", Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology, Austrian American Foundation, Salzburg, Austria

    May, 2013  "Basics of Polysomnography", Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology, Austrian American Foundation, Salzburg, Austria

    May, 2013  "Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea", Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology, Austrian American Foundation, Salzburg, Austria

    Apr, 2013  "Typical findings in polysomnogram recordings and examples of children with sleep disordered breathing", Swedish Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Annual Meeting, Linkoping, Sweden

  • Awards and Honors

    2013-2015, American Sleep Medicine Foundation "American Board of Sleep Medicine Junior Faculty Award"

    2012-2013, University of Pennsylvania's Center for Excellence Minority Scholar Award

    2010, Clinical and Translational Research Center Junior Investigator Pilot Grant Program

    2010-2013, American Heart Association Clinical Research Program grant

    2008, Associated Professional Sleep Societies Honorable Research abstract award

  • Editorial and Academic Positions
    Editorial Positions

    2010-Present  Peer-reviewer, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
    2010-Present  Peer-reviewer, Pediatric Pulmonology
    2010-Present  Peer-reviewer, SLEEP
    2008-Present  Peer-reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

    Academic and Institutional Committees

    2013-present, Member of the Hearing Panel Committee at the University of Pennsylvania
    2012-present, Member of the Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity (SCFDDE)
    2011-present, Member of the Institutional review board (IRB) of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Leaderships
    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    2010-present, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    2010-present, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    2006-present, American Thoracic Society (Strategic Planning Committee member 2006-2008)