Joseph J. Palermo, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4415

Fax: 513-636-7805


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Clinical Interests

General gastroenterology and hepatology

Research Interests

Cholestatic liver disease; biliary atresia; cystic fibrosis liver disease


Joseph J. Palermo, MD, PhD, is obtained his MD and PhD at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his Pediatric Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University, St. Louis. While at Washington University, his research focused on the role of bacterial infections in the development of chronic liver disease.

His additional clinical interests involve the diagnosis and management of cholestatic liver disease, including biliary atresia and cystic fibrosis liver disease. He was the local leader for the National Institutes of Health funded cystic fibrosis liver disease research consortium at Washington University and has assumed the same role at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Education and Training

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.


Bacterial Survival in the Mammalian Urothelium. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2006 - 2011. #K08 DK068359-02.

Longitudinal study of Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease (PUSH). Site Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2010 - 2013.