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Leidy Tovar Padua, MD



Academic appointment

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Clinical Areas
  • Infectious Diseases – Pediatric
  • Medical School: Fundacion Universitaria San Martin, 2007
  • Residency: New York Medical College at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, 2014
  • Fellowship: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2017

Dr Tovar Padua has great interest in infections in the immunocompromised host and Transplant Infectious Diseases. She collaborates with the Bone Marrow Transplant, Heart and Kidney transplant teams to focus in donor- and recipient-derived infections, and strategies for safe-live after transplant.

  1. Tovar Padua L, Kamali A, Kim H, Green N, Civen R, Schwartz B, Krogstad P, Deville J, Yeganeh N, Lugo D, Baker A, Soni P, Cho C, Svircic N, Dry S, Seeger L, Lloyd J, Deukmedjian G, Bowen R, Hale G, Zaki S, Mead P, Nielsen-Saines K. A Unique Case of Disseminated Plague with Multifocal Osteomyelitis. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. April 2017. Doi: 10.1093/jpids/pix007
  2. Tovar Padua L, Jhaveri R. Hepatitis C Mother to Child Transmission. NeoReviews 2016;17 (9) e521-e531