Horacio Padua

Horacio M. Padua, MD

Staff Pediatric Interventional Radiologist; Staff Pediatric Radiologist

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services


  • Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Diagnostic Pediatric Radiology
  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scan)


  • Radiology


  • Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program
  • Vascular Anomalies Center
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Experience and Education



University of Rochester, 1989

Rochester, NY

Medical School

New York Medical College, 1996

Valhalla, NY


Santa Clara Valley, 1996 - 1997

San Jose, CA


University of Vermont, 1997 - 2001

Burlington, VT

Fellowship, Pediatric Radiology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2001-2002

Boston, Ma

Fellowship, Pediatric Interventional Radiology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2002-2003

Boston, MA


  • Basic Life Support

  • American Heart Association

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  • American Board of Radiology

Professional History

Dr. Padua received his B.S. in electrical engineering at the University of Rochester and his M.D. from New York Medical College. Prior to medical school, he was a programmer/analyst in the radiology department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He did his radiology residency at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont and his pediatric diagnostic and interventional radiology fellowships at Children’s Hospital Boston. He remains at Children’s as faculty. Dr. Padua divides his time between diagnostic and interventional radiology.


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Elluru RG, Balakrishnan K, Padua HM. Lymphatic malformations: diagnosis and management. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug; 23(4):178-85.
  2. Alomari AI, Spencer SA, Arnold RW, Chaudry G, Kasser JR, Burrows PE, Govender P, Padua HM, Dillon B, Upton J, Taghinia AH, Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB, Fevurly RD, Greene AK, Landrigan-Ossar M, Paltiel HJ, Trenor CC, Kozakewich HP. Fibro-adipose vascular anomaly: clinical-radiologic-pathologic features of a newly delineated disorder of the extremity. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jan; 34(1):109-17.
  3. Govender P, Jonas MM, Alomari AI, Padua HM, Dillon BJ, Landrigan-Ossar MF, Chaudry G. Sonography-guided percutaneous liver biopsies in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Sep; 201(3):645-50.
  4. Chaudry G, Burrows PE, Padua HM, Dillon BJ, Fishman SJ, Alomari AI. Sclerotherapy of abdominal lymphatic malformations with doxycycline. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2011 Oct; 22(10):1431-5.
  5. Rajebi MR, Chaudry G, Padua HM, Dillon B, Yilmaz S, Arnold RW, Landrigan-Ossar MF, Alomari AI. Intranodal lymphangiography: feasibility and preliminary experience in children. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2011 Sep; 22(9):1300-5.
  6. Paltiel HJ, Padua HM, Gargollo PC, Cannon GM, Alomari AI, Yu R, Clement GT. Contrast-enhanced, real-time volumetric ultrasound imaging of tissue perfusion: preliminary results in a rabbit model of testicular torsion. Phys Med Biol. 2011 Apr 7; 56(7):2183-97.
  7. Hassanein AH, Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB, Alomari AI, Kurek KC, Padua HM, Greene AK. Metastatic neuroblastoma mimicking infantile hemangioma. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Oct; 45(10):2045-9.
  8. Merrell SC, Rahbar R, Alomari AI, Padua HM, Vargas SO, Neufeld EJ, Dearden JL, Mulliken JB, Greene AK. Infantile myofibroma or lymphatic malformation: differential diagnosis of neonatal cystic cervicofacial lesions. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Mar; 21(2):422-6.
  9. Watanabe M, Padua HM, Nguyen HT, Alomari AI. Renal pseudoaneurysm following laser lithotripsy: endovascular treatment of a rare complication. J Pediatr Urol. 2010 Aug; 6(4):420-2.
  10. Hallacoglu B, Matulewicz RS, Paltiel HJ, Padua H, Gargollo P, Cannon G, Alomari A, Sassaroli A, Fantini S. Noninvasive assessment of testicular torsion in rabbits using frequency-domain near-infrared spectroscopy: prospects for pediatric urology. J Biomed Opt. 2009 Sep-Oct; 14(5):054027.
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  12. Greene AK, Karnes J, Padua HM, Schmidt BA, Kasser JR, Labow BI. Diffuse lipofibromatosis of the lower extremity masquerading as a vascular anomaly. Ann Plast Surg. 2009 Jun; 62(6):703-6.
  13. Mason KP, Padua H, Fontaine PJ, Zurakowski D. Radiologist-supervised ketamine sedation for solid organ biopsies in children and adolescents. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 May; 192(5):1261-5.
  14. Chaudry G, Padua HM, Alomari AI. The use of inferior vena cava filters in young children. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2008 Jul; 19(7):1103-6.
  15. Burrows PE, Mitri RK, Alomari A, Padua HM, Lord DJ, Sylvia MB, Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB. Percutaneous sclerotherapy of lymphatic malformations with doxycycline. Lymphat Res Biol. 2008; 6(3-4):209-16.
  16. Alomari AI, Karian VE, Lord DJ, Padua HM, Burrows PE. Percutaneous sclerotherapy for lymphatic malformations: a retrospective analysis of patient-evaluated improvement. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2006 Oct; 17(10):1639-48.
  17. Rifkinson-Mann S, Goraj B, Leslie D, Visintainer PF, Padua HM. Transcranial Doppler analysis of cerebral hemodynamics in primary craniosynostosis: study in progress. Surg Neurol. 1995 Oct; 44(4):334-7.
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