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Director, Gastroenterology Center of Excellence

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4415

513-636-7805

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

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.

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

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Divisions

Gastroenterology GI, Fontan Management, Gastroenterology

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Thromboembolic Events Are Independently Associated with Liver Stiffness in Patients with Fontan Circulation. Alsaied, T; Possner, M; Lubert, AM; Trout, AT; Gandhi, JP; Garr, B; Palumbo, JS; Palermo, JJ; Lorts, A; Veldtman, GR; et al. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9:418-418.

Patient-derived pancreas-on-a-chip to model cystic fibrosis-related disorders. Mun, KS; Arora, K; Huang, Y; Yang, F; Yarlagadda, S; Ramananda, Y; Abu-El-Haija, M; Palermo, JJ; Appakalai, BN; Nathan, JD; et al. Nature Communications. 2019; 10.

Relation of Magnetic Resonance Elastography to Fontan Failure and Portal Hypertension. Alsaied, T; Possner, M; Lubert, AM; Trout, AT; Szugye, C; Palermo, JJ; Lorts, A; Goldstein, BH; Veldtman, GR; Anwar, N; et al. American Journal of Cardiology. 2019; 124:1454-1459.

Pancreas Divisum in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis Report From INSPPIRE. Lin, TK; Abu-El-Haija, M; Nathan, JD; Palermo, JP; Barth, B; Bellin, M; Fishman, DS; Freedman, SD; Gariepy, CE; Giefer, MJ; et al. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2019; 53:e232-e238.

In-hospital and 90-day outcomes after total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation for pediatric chronic and acute recurrent pancreatitis. Kotagal, M; Slusher, J; Ahmad, S; Aronson, LA; Brunner, J; Chima, R; Elder, DA; Goldschneider, KR; Hornung, L; Lin, TK; et al. American Journal of Transplantation. 2019; 19:1187-1194.

Prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism in pediatric acute, acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis. Abu-El-Haija, M; Hornung, L; Denson, LA; Husami, A; Lin, TK; Matlock, K; Nathan, JD; Palermo, JJ; Thompson, T; Valencia, CA; et al. PLoS ONE. 2018; 13:e0204979-e0204979.

Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Uc, A; Zimmerman, MB; Wilschanski, M; Werlin, SL; Troendle, D; Shah, U; Schwarzenberg, SJ; Rhee, S; Pohl, JF; Perito, ER; et al. Pancreas. 2018; 47:967-973.

Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Childhood: Consensus From INSPPIRE. Scheers, I; Palermo, JJ; Freedman, S; Wilschanski, M; Shah, U; Abu-El-Haija, M; Barth, B; Fishman, DS; Gariepy, C; Giefer, MJ; et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2018; 67:232-236.

Severe fasting hypoglycemia in a child after total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation. Redel, JM; Nathan, JD; Abu-El-Haija, M; Lin, TK; Palermo, JJ; Elder, DA. Pediatric Transplantation. 2018; 22:e13080-e13080.

Continuous glucose monitoring following pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation in children. Elder, DA; Jiminez-Vega, JM; Hornung, LN; Chima, RS; Abu-El-Haija, M; Lin, TK; Palermo, JJ; Nathan, JD. Pediatric Transplantation. 2017; 21.