Ignacio Tapia, MD Ignacio Tapia, MD, is an Attending Pulmonologist in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Concepcion, Chile ResidencyPediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA Pediatrics - Roberto del Rio Children's Hospital, Santiago, Chile FellowshipPediatric 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 CertificationGeneral PediatricsPediatric PulmonologySleep MedicineGraduate DegreeMaster in Translational Research - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Attending PulmonologistDirector, Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship ProgramAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Technology Dependence Center Sleep CenterDivision of Pulmonary Medicine Research Interests Understanding the central nervous system complications of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. Publications Papers2016 Tapia IE, Kim JY, Cornaglia MA, Traylor J, Samuel GJ, McDonough JM, Marcus CL. Upper Airway Vibration Perception in School-Aged Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep. 2016 Sep 1;39(9):1647-52. doi: 10.5665/sleep.6084. Cielo CM, Taylor JA, Vossough A, Radcliffe J, Thomas A, Bradford R, Lioy J, Tapia IE, Assadsangabi R, Shults J, Marcus CL. Evolution of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Infants with Cleft Palate and Micrognathia. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Jul 15;12(7):979-87. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.5930. Cielo CM, DelRosso LM, Tapia IE,Biggs SN, Nixon GM, Meltzer LJ,Traylor J, Kim JY, Marcus CL, and the Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity - Sleep Study Group. Periodic limb movements and restless legs syndrome in children with a history of prematurity. Sleep Med. 2017 Feb;30:77-81. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2016.02.009. Epub 2016 Mar 15. Biggs SN, Meltzer LJ, Tapia IE, Traylor J, Nixon GM, Horne RSC, Doyle LW, Asztalos E, Mindell JA, Marcus CL. Sleep/Wake Patterns and Parental Perceptions of Sleep in Children Born Preterm. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 May 15;12(5):711-7. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.5802. Konstantinopoulou S, Tapia IE, Kim JY, Xanthopoulos MS, Radcliffe J, Cohen MS, Hanna BD, Pipan M, Cielo C, Thomas AJ, Zemel B, Amin R, Bradford R, Traylor J, Shults J, Marcus CL: Relationship between obstructive sleep apnea, cardiac complications and sleepiness in children with Down syndrome. Sleep Med. 2016 Jan;17:18-24. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2015.09.014. Epub 2015 Oct 23. Busch DR, Lynch JM, Winters ME, McCarthy AL, Newland JJ, Ko T, Cornaglia MA, Radcliffe J, McDonough JM, Samuel J, Matthews EC, Xiao R, Yodh AG, Marcus CL, Licht DJ, Tapia IE.Cerebral Blood Flow Response to Hypercapnia in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Sleep. 2016 Jan 1;39(1):209-16. doi: 10.5665/sleep.5350. 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. Schwab RJ, Kim C, Bagchi S, Keenan BT, Comyn FL, Wang S, Tapia IE, Huang S, Traylor J, Torigian DA, Bradford RM, Marcus CL. Understanding the Anatomic Basis for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Adolescents. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015. Busch DR, Lynch JM, Winters ME, McCarthy AL, Newland JJ, Ko T, Cornaglia MA, Radcliffe J, McDonough JM, Samuel J, Matthews E, Xiao R, Yodh AG, Marcus CL, Licht DJ, Tapia IE. Cerebral Blood Flow Response to Hypercapnia in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. SLEEP 2015, In press. 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. Abstracts2015 Tapia IE, Traylor J, Shults J, Doyle LW, Costantini L, Nixon GM,Bradford RM, Marcus CL: Perinatal risks factors associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in school-aged children born prematurely. SLEEP 38: A349, June 2015. Busch DR, Lynch JM, Winters ME, Newland JJ, Cornaglia MA, Samuel JM,Matthews EC, Licht DJ, Marcus CL, Yodh AG, Tapia IE: Cerebral blood flow response to hypercapnia in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. SLEEP 38: A350, June 2015. 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, Xanthopoulos 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. Posters and PresentationsLectures by Invitation 2016 Tapia I.CPAP for the treatment of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children. Presented at: International Pediatric Sleep Association Annual Congress; 2016 Mar; Taipei, Taiwan. 2015 Tapia I. Respiratory afferent sensory processing in children with the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Presented at: 6th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals; 2015 Mar; Decatur, GA. Tapia I. Respiratory afferent sensory processing in children with the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Presented at: 6th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals; 2015 Mar; Decatur, GA. Tapia I. Pathophysiology of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Presented at: VII International Pediatric Course. Hospital Angeles de Puebla; 2015 Feb; Puebla, Mexico. Tapia I. New horizons in the treatment of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in children. Presented at: VII International Pediatric Course. Hospital Angeles de Puebla; 2015 Feb; Puebla, Mexico. 2014 Tapia I. Pediatric Polysomnography. Presented at: Department of Pediatrics, University of Chile; 2014 Oct; Santiago, Chile. Tapia I. Pediatric Sleep Disorders. Presented at: Department of Pediatrics, University of Chile; 2014 Oct; Santiago, Chile. 2013 Tapia I. Chronic Mechanic Ventilation in Children. Presented to: Asociacion Mexicana de Pediatria; 2013 Aug; Mexico City, Mexico. Tapia I. Keynote: The Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children.Presented at: Asociacion Mexicana de Pediatria; 2013 Aug; Mexico City, Mexico. Tapia I. Infant Apnea. Presented at: Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology, Austrian American Foundation; 2013 May; Salzburg, Austria. Tapia I. CPAP and BPAP. Presented at: Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology. Austrian American Foundation; 2013 May; Salzburg, Austria. Tapia I. Basics of Polysomnography. Presented to: Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology. Austrian American Foundation; 2013 May; Salzburg, Austria. Tapia I. Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Presented at: Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology; Austrian American Foundation; 2013 May; Salzburg, Austria. Tapia I. Typical findings in polysomnogram recordings and examples of children with sleep disordered breathing. Presented at: Swedish Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Annual Meeting; 2013 Apr; Linkoping, Sweden. Awards and Honors 2016, Faculty Honor Roll. The Children's hospital of Philadelphia 2016-2020, KO1 award K01HL130719: "Cerebral blood flow and neurocognition in children with obstructive sleep apnea," National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 2015, American Physiological Society article titled " Respiratory cortical processing to inspiratory resistances during wakefulness in children with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome" selected for APSelect 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 2015-present, Editorial Board, Paediatric Respiratory Reviews 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 2011-present, Member of the Institutional review board (IRB) of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations 2014-present, Pediatric Pulmonary Training Directors Association 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) Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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