Benjamin Padilla M.D. is a pediatric and fetal surgeon in the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery. Born in Guatemala, Dr. Padilla immigrated to the U.S. in 1980, completing his undergraduate education in 1997 at University of New Mexico and obtaining his MD from the UCSF School of Medicine in 2002.
Dr. Padilla completed his general surgery residency at UCSF, which included three years as a research fellow in the UCSF Center for the Neurobiology of Digestive Disease. After completing his residency, Dr. Padilla served as an international clinical research fellow at the Fundación Hospitalaria de Niños in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There he gained expertise in the treatment of chest wall deformities. Dr. Padilla also received specialty training in pediatric general and thoracic surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Most recent publications from a total of 22
Padilla BE, Moses W. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding & Intussusception. Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb; 97(1):173-188. View in PubMed
Bent MA, Padilla BE, Goldsby RE, DuBois SG. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor. Rare Tumors. 2016 Mar 21; 8(1):6145. View in PubMed
Martchek MA, Padilla BE, Zonfrillo MR, Friedlaender EY. Cervical lung herniation complicating a case of acute asphyxial asthma in a child. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Apr; 31(4):281-3. View in PubMed
Lee JS, Padilla B, DuBois SG, Oates A, Boscardin J, Goldsby RE. Second malignant neoplasms among children, adolescents and young adults with Wilms tumor. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Jul; 62(7):1259-64. View in PubMed
Valerio M, Muñoz P, Rodríguez CG, Caliz B, Padilla B, Fernández-Cruz A, Sánchez-Somolinos M, Gijón P, Peral J, Gayoso J, Frias I, Salcedo M, Sanjurjo M, Bouza E. Antifungal stewardship in a tertiary-care institution: a bedside intervention. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 May; 21(5):492.e1-9. View in PubMed
Jeanty C, Derderian SC, Hirose S, Lee H, Padilla BE. Spontaneous biliary perforation in infancy: Management strategies and outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jul; 50(7):1137-41. View in PubMed
Puig-Asensio M, Padilla B, Garnacho-Montero J, Zaragoza O, Aguado JM, Zaragoza R, Montejo M, Muñoz P, Ruiz-Camps I, Cuenca-Estrella M, Almirante B. Epidemiology and predictive factors for early and late mortality in Candida bloodstream infections: a population-based surveillance in Spain. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Apr; 20(4):O245-54. View in PubMed
Padilla BE, Dominguez G, Millan C, Bignon H, Buela E, Bellia G, Elias ME, Albertal M, Martinez-Ferro M. Initial experience with magnet-assisted single trocar appendectomy in children. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2013 May; 23(5):463-6. View in PubMed
Guembe M, Pérez-Parra A, Gómez E, Sánchez-Luna M, Bustinza A, Zamora E, Carrillo-Álvarez A, Cuenca A, Padilla B, Martín-Rabadán P, Bouza E. Impact on knowledge and practice of an intervention to control catheter infection in the ICU. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Oct; 31(10):2799-808. View in PubMed
Padilla BE, Dominguez G, Millan C, Martinez-Ferro M. The use of magnets with single-site umbilical laparoscopic surgery. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2011 Nov; 20(4):224-31. View in PubMed
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