Ignacio Tapia, MD

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 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
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

Research Interests

Understanding the central nervous system complications of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children.

Publications

Papers

2016

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.

Abstracts

2015

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 Presentations

Lectures 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)