Ignacio E. Tapia, MD

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending, Sleep Center, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Director, Sleep Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Sleep Research, Sleep Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty Advisor, Latino Medical Student Association, University of Pennsylvania
Department of Pediatrics Diversity Search Advisor, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Anti-Racism Curriculum Development Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
HUB, Office 14532
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-5842
University of Concepcion, Chile, 1993.
MS (Translational Research)
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric pulmonology
Pediatric sleep disorders
Technology dependent children

Description of Research Expertise

Physiopathology of Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in Pediatrics.
Down syndrome
Randomized Controlled Trials
Home Sleep Apnea Testing

Selected Publications

Williamson AA, Fan J, Distel L, Xiao R, Stefanovski D, Tapia IE: Nighttime sleep duration and variability in children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Sociodemographic disparities and neurobehavioral outcomes. Sleep Medicine(102), 165-172, February 2023.

Gimenez Badia S, Tapia IE, Fortea J, Levedowski D, Osorio R, Hendrix J, Hillerstrom H: Caregiver Knowledge of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 67(1): 77-88, January 2023.

Robbins R, Beebe DW, Byars KC, Grandner M, Hale L, Tapia IE, Wolfson AR, Owens JA : Adolescent sleep myths: Identifying false beliefs that impact adolescent sleep and well-being. Sleep Health 8(6): 632-639, December 2022.

Levert D, Maniaci J, Tapia IE, Xanthopoulos M: An Overview and Application of Evidence-based Interventions to Improve Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure for the Treatment of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 10(4): 384-393, December 2022 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000465.

Stefanovski D, Tapia IE, Lioy J, Sengupta S, Mukhopadhyay S, Corcoran A, Cornaglia MA, Cielo CM : Respiratory indices during sleep in healthy infants: a prospective longitudinal study and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine 99: 49-57, November 2022.

Castro-Rodriguez JA, Biancardi F, Padilla O, Beckhaus AA, Tapia IE: Association of adenotonsillectomy with wheezing episodes in childhood: A secondary analysis of the Childhood Adenotonsillectomy Trial Pediatric Pulmonology November 2022 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Xanthopoulos MS, Williamson AA, Burlingame CC, Afolabi-Brown O, Tapia IE, Cielo CM, Moore ME, Beck SE: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Care for Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A long-term Quality Improvement Initiative. Pediatric Pulmonology 57(11): 2629-2637, November 2022.

Tapia IE, Shults J, Cielo CM, Elden LM, Spergel JM, Bradford RM, Cornaglia MA, Sterni LM, Radcliffe J: A trial of intranasal corticosteroids to treat the childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Chest 162(4): 899-919, October 2022.

Okorie CUA, Afolabi-Brown O, Tapia IE: Pediatric Pulmonary Year in Review 2021: Sleep Medicine. Pediatric Pulmonology 57(10): 2298-2305, October 2022.

Konstantinopoulou S, Tapia IE: Pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing in children and neonates. Control of Breathing for the Clinician: From Bench to Bedside Chowdhuri S, Badr MS, Rowley JA (eds.). Taylor and Francis CRC Press, Page: Section II, Chapter 7, August 2022.

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