Alfonso J. Padilla, MD
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Alfonso J. Padilla, MD

  • Sleep Medicine
Average rating: 4.9
| 108 ratings
UCLA Health Santa Monica 16th Street Immediate Care | 1245 16th Street, Suite 125, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Alfonso Padilla is a sleep medicine physician who practices in Santa Monica. He is board certified in sleep medicine and pediatrics, and sees both adult and pediatric patients.

Dr. Padilla treats all sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome and circadian rhythm disorders. He practices evidence-based medicine and uses a pragmatic approach to help patients achieve the best long-term outcomes. He is also a clinical instructor in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Padilla received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed his residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York. Upon returning to Southern California in 2005, he practiced pediatrics for 10 years. During this time, he developed an interest in sleep medicine, and completed a sleep medicine fellowship at UCLA in 2017.

When he isn't working, Dr. Padilla enjoys traveling, staying active and spending time with his wife and two daughters.


English, Spanish


Medical Board Certifications

Sleep Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 2017
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2005


Sleep Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 2017
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2005


Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2005


MD, Howard University College of Medicine, 2002



Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Medical Services


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2022
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021