Benjamin Padilla, MD

Pediatric surgeon

Dr. Benjamin E. Padilla is a pediatric surgeon at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and for the Fetal Treatment Center. He specializes in surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, chest wall deformities and minimally invasive surgery.

A native of Guatemala, Padilla earned a medical degree at UCSF, where he also completed a general surgery residency. During this residency, he spent three years as a research fellow at the UCSF Center for the Neurobiology of Digestive Disease. Following this, he was an international clinical research fellow at the Fundación Hospitalaria de Niños in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he gained expertise in the treatment of chest wall deformities. Subsequently, Padilla completed specialty training in pediatric general and thoracic surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is an assistant professor of surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Benjamin Padilla

Education

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center 2010

Fellowships

Fundacion Hospitalaria de Ninos 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chumfong I, Lee H, Padilla BE, MacKenzie TC, Vu LT. Esophagoesophagopexy technique for assisted fistulization of esophageal atresia. Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Jan; 34(1):63-69.
  2. Graves CE, Harrison MR, Padilla BE. Minimally Invasive Fetal Surgery. Clin Perinatol. 2017 Dec; 44(4):729-751.
  3. Padilla BE, Vu L, Lee H, MacKenzie T, Bratton B, O'Day M, Derderian S. Sacrococcygeal teratoma: late recurrence warrants long-term surveillance. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Nov; 33(11):1189-1194.
  4. Dharia A, Abada E, Feinberg B, Yeager T, Moses W, Park J, Blaha C, Wright N, Padilla B, Roy S. Silicon Micropore-Based Parallel Plate Membrane Oxygenator. Artif Organs. 2018 Feb; 42(2):166-173.
  5. Graves C, Idowu O, Lee S, Padilla B, Kim S. Intraoperative cryoanalgesia for managing pain after the Nuss procedure. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jun; 52(6):920-924.
  6. Padilla BE, Moses W. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding & Intussusception. Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb; 97(1):173-188.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Murphy JE, Roosterman D, Cottrell GS, Padilla BE, Feld M, Brand E, Cedron WJ, Bunnett NW, Steinhoff M. Protein phosphatase 2A mediates resensitization of the neurokinin 1 receptor. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2011 Oct; 301(4):C780-91.
  17. Chang EI, Galvez MG, Padilla BE, Freise CE, Foster RD, Hoffman WY. Ten-year retrospective analysis of incisional herniorrhaphy following renal transplantation. Arch Surg. 2011 Jan; 146(1):21-5.
  18. Murphy JE, Padilla BE, Hasdemir B, Cottrell GS, Bunnett NW. Endosomes: a legitimate platform for the signaling train. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Oct 20; 106(42):17615-22.
  19. Cottrell GS, Padilla BE, Amadesi S, Poole DP, Murphy JE, Hardt M, Roosterman D, Steinhoff M, Bunnett NW. Endosomal endothelin-converting enzyme-1: a regulator of beta-arrestin-dependent ERK signaling. J Biol Chem. 2009 Aug 14; 284(33):22411-25.
  20. Warne JP, Padilla BE, Horneman HF, Ginsberg AB, Pecoraro NC, Akana SF, Dallman MF. Metabolic and neuroendocrine consequences of a duodenal-jejunal bypass in rats on a choice diet. Ann Surg. 2009 Feb; 249(2):269-76.

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