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Emily Perito, M.D.

Emily Perito, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant
Co-director, Pediatric Pancreas Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

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Department Pediatrics
Address 550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
(415) 502-2159
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M.D., 2006 Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

M.A.S. in Clinical Research, 2012 Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco

B.A., 2001 History and Science, Harvard University

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, UCSF
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology  Subspecialty
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Subspecialty
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
  • Liver Transplant Program
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Program
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Epidemiology
  • Long-Term Outcomes After Liver Transplantation
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation

Dr. Emily R. Perito is an assistant professor at UCSF who specializes in pediatric liver disease, pediatric liver transplant, and pediatric gastroenterology. She completed fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology at UCSF. During her fellowship, Dr. Perito also earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Research at UCSF. 

Dr. Perito treats all types of pediatric liver, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal diseases, in all ages from newborns through young adults. She is a member of UCSF's multi-disciplinary pediatric liver transplant team with expertise in the care of children with pediatric liver disease before and in the long-term after transplant. She is also co-director of the Pediatric Pancreas Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Before coming to UCSF, Dr. Perito did her pediatrics training and medical school at Columbia University in New York City.

  Award  
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  • Fellow's Leadership and Advocacy Group Faculty Mentor Award
  • UCSF
  • 2015
  • AGA Emmet B. Keeffe Award in Translational or Clinical Research in Liver Disease
  • UCSF
  • 2013 - 2014
  • UCSF CTSI-SOS Early Career Investigators Pilot Award
  • UCSF
  • 2013 - 2014
  • UCSF Liver Center Pilot/Feasibility Award
  • UCSF
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dr. Perito is a clinical and translational researcher whose interests focus on long-term outcomes for children with liver and pancreatic diseases. She is currently leading an NIH-sponsored study about post-transplant metabolic syndrome in pediatric liver transplant recipients. She is also active in epidemiologic research about organ allocation for children awaiting research. She is an investigator in the INSPPIRE consortium, which studies chronic pancreatitis in children and adolescents, as well as multi-center studies on liver transplant outcomes.

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    • INSPPIRE to Study Pediatric Chronic Pancreatitis
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      Sep 2015
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      Aug 2020
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    • Metabolic Syndrome after Pediatric Liver Transplant: Causes and Consequences
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      Sep 2014
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      Jun 2019
      Principal Investigator
    • Improving Medication Adherence in children who had a Liver Transplant: iMALT
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      Sep 2016
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      Jun 2018
      Co-Investigator
    • Prevalence & correlates of post-traumatic stress in adolescent solid organ transplant recipients
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      Mar 2016
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      Feb 2018
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    • Non-standard exception requests and their impact in pediatric liver transplant: A mixed-methods analysis of United Network for Organ Sharing data, 2009-2014
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      Jul 2016
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      Jul 2017
      Principal Investigator
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    MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 82
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    1. Liver simulated allocation model does not effectively predict organ offer decisions for pediatric liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2021 Apr 23. View in PubMed
    2. Perito ER, Squires JE, Bray D, Bucuvalas J, Krise-Confair C, Eisenberg E, Gonzalez-Peralta RP, Gupta N, Hsu EK, Kosmach-Park B, Lobritto S, Logan B, Mohammad S, Ng VL, Pillari T, Rasmussen S, Shemesh E, Soltys K, Szolna J, Superina R, Tunno J, Mazariegos GV. A Learning Health System for Pediatric Liver Transplant: The Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2021 Mar 01; 72(3):417-424. View in PubMed
    3. Smith K, Perito ER. Donor-Specific and Auto-Antibodies in Pediatric Liver Transplant: When are they Important? What do they mean? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2021 Feb 22. View in PubMed
    4. Di Guglielmo MD, Perito ER. To Juice or Not to Juice: Fatty Liver Repercussions for Infants. Hepatology. 2020 Dec 25. View in PubMed
    5. Cho SJ, Perito ER, Shafizadeh N, Kim GE. Dialogues in the assessment of neonatal cholestatic liver disease. Hum Pathol. 2020 Dec 22. View in PubMed
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