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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
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    MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 96
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    1. Trout AT, Abu-El-Haija M, Anupindi SA, Marine MB, Murati M, Phelps AS, Rees MA, Squires JH, Ellery KM, Gariepy CE, Maqbool A, McFerron BA, Perito ER, Schwarzenberg SJ, Zhang B, Andersen DK, Lowe ME, Uc A, Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC). Interobserver Agreement for CT and MRI Findings of Chronic Pancreatitis in Children: A Multicenter Ancillary Study Under the INSPPIRE Consortium. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2022 Feb 23. View in PubMed
    2. Tham SW, Wang F, Gariepy CE, Cress GA, Abu-El-Haija MA, Bellin MD, Ellery KM, Fishman DS, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Lin TK, Maqbool A, McFerron BA, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Schwarzenberg SJ, Sellers ZM, Shah U, Troendle DM, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Yuan Y, Lowe ME, Uc A, Palermo TM, INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In search for a cuRE (INSPPIRE) and Consortium . Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Acute Recurrent or Chronic Pancreatitis: Association with Biopsychosocial Risk Factors. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022 Feb 22. View in PubMed
    3. Lew J, Perito ER, Feng S. We Asked the Experts: Toward Personalized Immunosuppression for Liver Transplant Recipients. World J Surg. 2022 Apr; 46(4):876-877. View in PubMed
    4. Perito ER, Persyn E, Bucuvalas J, Martinez M, Mohammad S, Squires JE, Demetris AJ, Feng S. Graft Fibrosis Over 10 to 15 Years in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Multicenter Study of Paired, Longitudinal Surveillance Biopsies. Liver Transpl. 2022 Jan 13. View in PubMed
    5. Cheng K, Feng S, Bucuvalas JC, Levitsky J, Perito ER. Not everything that counts can be counted: Tracking long-term outcomes in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Am J Transplant. 2021 Dec 24. View in PubMed
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