Joseph J. Palermo, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Pancreas Care Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4415

Fax 513-636-7805

Email joseph.palermo@cchmc.org

Clinical Interests

Pancreatic disorders; cystic fibrosis related GI and liver disorders; intestinal polyposis syndromes; general gastroenterology

Research Interests

Acute, recurrent and chronic pancreatitis; cystic fibrosis related liver disease

Joseph J. Palermo, MD, PhD, obtained his degrees at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and gastroenterology fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University, St. Louis. During fellowship, his research focused on the role of bacterial infections in the development of chronic liver disease and systemic inflammation. 

As the medical director of the Pancreas Care Center he is focused on improving the outcomes for patients with a wide variety of pancreatic disorders including pancreatitis, anatomic defects, pancreatic insufficiency and tumors of the pancreas. 

In addition, he continues his ongoing research with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation though the National Institutes of Health funded Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease research consortium and is a member of the multidisciplinary care team for Intestinal Polyposis Syndromes.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hopsital and Washington University, St. Louis MO.

Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Certification: Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2001.

Palermo J, Szabo F. 50 Years ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: hypoproteinemia and edema in infants with cystic fibrosis of the pancreas. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar 164(3):638.

Bellin MD1, Freeman ML2, Gelrud A3, Slivka A4, Clavel A5, Humar A6, Schwarzenberg SJ7, Lowe ME8, Rickels MR9, Whitcomb DC10, Matthews JB11; PancreasFest Recommendation Conference Participants, Amann S, Andersen DK, Anderson MA, Baillie J, Block G, Brand R, Chari S, Cook M, Cote GA, Dunn T, Frulloni L, Greer JB, Hollingsworth MA, Kim KM, Larson A, Lerch MM, Lin T, Muniraj T, Robertson RP, Sclair S, Singh S, Stopczynski R, Toledo FG, Wilcox CM, Windsor J, Yadav D. Total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation in chronic pancreatitis: recommendations from PancreasFest. Pancreatology. 2014 Jan-Feb;14(1):27-35.

Abu-El-Haija M, Lin TK, Palermo J. An Update to the Management of Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis: Highlighting Areas in Need for Research. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Jun;58(6):689-93.

Sundaram SS1, Alonso EM, Haber B, Magee JC, Fredericks E, Kamath B, Kerkar N, Rosenthal P, Shepherd R, Limbers C, Varni JW, Robuck P, Sokol RJ; Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN), Schwarz K, Anders R, Colombani P, Karnsakul W, Osire SA, Pfeifer K, Wachter L, Whitington P, Alonso E, Bass L, Dunmars K, Jones D, Kelly S, Melin- Aldana H, Rizza D, Superina R, Tkaczyk K, Westfall E, Bezerra J, Bove K, Denlinger J, Heubi J, Jha P, LaGory D, Miethke A, Palermo J, Reed S, Setchell K, Stamper M, Tiao G, Sokol R, Dix M, Faut S, Hines J, Hite M, Jensen J, Karrer F, Lovell M, Mack C, Narkewicz M, Schardt T, Suchy F, Sundaram S, Van Hove J, Arnon R, Boyd M, Chu J, Cohen I, Iyer K, Magid M, Loomes K, Crisci T, Erlichman J, Flake A, Friedman J, Kusemiju O, Leonard L, Piccoli D, Rand E, Russo P, Spinner N, Wu E, Shneider B, Alissa F, Bernard B, Bowen A, Bukauskas K, Hoffmann P, Jaffe R, Lindblad D, Mazariegos G, Ortiz-Iguayo R, Perlmutter D, Scholz S, Sindhi R, Squires R Jr, Venkat V, Vockley J, Zecca D, Rosenthal P, Bull L, Fields S, Fleck S, Heyman M, Hirose S, Hoang V, Kim G, Langlois C, Pech J, Tejeda C, Roberts J, Wang L, Turmelle Y, Dillon P, Guelker S, Harris K, Heuckeroth R, Lowell J, Postma S, Rider J, Rudnick D, Stoll J, Weymann A, White F, Hertel P, Apted Z, Brandt M, Brown J, Carter B, Finegold M, Gibbs R, Harpavat S, Lynds J, McCartney T, Teckman J, Kociela V, Molleston J, Bozic M, Byam B, Haviland V, Klipsch A, Sawyers C, Subbarao G, Wegere J, West K, Murray K, Cooper K, Finn L, Healey P, Horslen S, Jacob S, Miethke A, Palermo J, Reed S, Setchell K, Stamper M, Ng V, Chiu A, Chung C, Day C, DeAngelis M, Fecteau A, Hunt K, Kamath B, Kovaleva T, Langer J, O'Connor C, Quammie C, Shakur L, VanRoestel K, Wang K, Cavallero J, Ford H, Goodhue C, Kerker N, Michail S, Hoang V, Kim G, Langlois C, Pech J, Roberts J, Wang L, Karpen S, Abramowsky C, de la Cruz-Tracy L, Francois-Marcello R, Gupta N, Rhodes J, Ricketts R, Romero R, Scott K, Sekar S, Shehata B, Turner-Green T, Vos M, Robuck P, Doo E, Hoofnagle J, Sherker A, Torrance R, Van Raaphorst R, Magee J, Jones K, Marchant B, Raghunathan T, Spino C, Ye W. Health related quality of life in patients with biliary atresia surviving with their native liver. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct;163(4):1052-7.

Rickels MR1, Bellin M, Toledo FG, Robertson RP, Andersen DK, Chari ST, Brand R, Frulloni L, Anderson MA, Whitcomb DC; PancreasFest Recommendation Conference Participants, Amann S, Baillie J, Belfer I, Criscimanna A, DiMaio C, Gariepy C, Gelrud A, Liang Go V, Humar A, Kim KM, Lambiase L, Lerch MM, Lieb J, Lowe M, Moser A, Mounzer R, Muniraj T, Park W, Rabinovitz M, Schwarzenberg S, Sclair S, Serrano J, Singh S, Wilcox C, Windsor J, Yadav D, Akshintala V, Albers K, Alhabhan S, Berry K, Block G, DO LB, Boggiano S, Boone B, Chauhan S, Chennat J, Cho S, Colatrella A, Cook M, Coronel E, Coté G, Das S, Davis B, Dwyer D, Easler J, Eisses J, Eren D, Esni F, Forsmark C, Freeman M, Friedman S, Gamarra R, Gardner T, Glass L, Goddard A, Gonska T, Greer J, Guda N, Hartigan C, Hartman D, Hollingsworth M, Hongjun W, Hubatch S, Husain S, Jacob J, Jerome-Zapadka K, Kerr K, Krasinskas A, Kumar S, Larson A, LaRusch J, Lee P, Lee K, Lin T, Morinville V, Mullady D, Nagathihalli N, Nawaz H, O'Keefe S, Hee S, Palermo J, Papachristou G, Prabhu A, Purich E, Rhim A, Rolfsmeyer E, Rudert C, Sandhu B, Sevilla W, Singh VP, Slivka A, MS SS, Srinivasan A, Stopczynski R, Tuveson D, Uc A, Umapathy C, Wassef W, Wen Y, Samer A, Wang H. Detection, evaluation and treatment of diabetes mellitus in chronic pancreatitis: recommendations from PancreasFest 2012. Pancreatology. 2013 Jul-Aug;13(4):336-42.

Palermo JJ, Joerger S, Turmelle Y, Putnam P, Garbutt J. Neonatal cholestasis: opportunities to increase early detection. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jul-Aug12(4):283-7.

Garofalo CK, Hooton TM, Martin SM, Palermo JJ, Gordon JI, Hultgren SJ. Escherichia coli from urine of female patients with urinary tract infections is competent for intracellular bacterial community formation. Infect Immun. 2007 Jan;75(1):52-60.

Anderson GG, Palermo JJ, Schilling JD, Roth R, Heuser J, Hultgren SJ. Intracellular bacterial biofilm-like pods in urinary tract infections. Science. 2003 Jul 4;301(5629):105-7.

Buck SH, Konyn PJ, Palermo J, Robbins J, Moss RL. Altered kinetics of contraction of mouse atrial myocytes expressing ventricular myosin regulatory light chain. Am J Physiol. 1999 Apr;276(4 Pt 2):H1167-71.

Longitudinal study of Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease (PUSH). Site Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2010 - 2015.