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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

Contact Information

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.

  • 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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  1. El-Matary W, Guthery SL, Amir AZ, DiGuglielmo M, Draijer LG, Furuya KN, Gupta N, Hochberg JT, Horslen S, Kerkar N, Koot BG, Laborda TJ, Loomes KM, Mack C, Martinez M, Miethke A, Miloh T, Mogul D, Mohammed S, Moroz S, Ovchinsky N, Perito ER, Rao G, Ricciuto A, Sathya P, Schwarz KB, Shah U, Singh R, Soufi N, Valentino PL, Zizzo A, Deneau MR. Colorectal Dysplasia and Cancer in Pediatric-onset Ulcerative Colitis Associated with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Apr 29. View in PubMed
  2. Hsu E, Schladt DP, Wey A, Perito ER, Israni AK. Improving the Predictive Ability of the Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score for Young Children Awaiting Liver Transplant. Am J Transplant. 2020 Apr 19. View in PubMed
  3. Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Freedman S, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain S, Lin TK, Liu Q, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, McFerron B, Morinville V, Nathan J, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman B, Uc A. Pediatric chronic pancreatitis without prior acute or acute recurrent pancreatitis: A report from the INSPPIRE consortium. Pancreatology. 2020 Apr 09. View in PubMed
  4. Dike CR, Zimmerman B, Zheng Y, Wilschanski M, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, Pohl J, Perito ER, Ooi CY, Nathan JD, Morinville VD, McFerron B, Mascarenhas M, Maqbool A, Liu Q, Lin TK, Husain SZ, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Fishman DS, Bellin M, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe ME, Uc A. Clinical and Practice Variations in Pediatric Acute Recurrent or Chronic Pancreatitis: Report From The Insppire Study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Feb 19. View in PubMed
  5. Mogul D, Perito ER, Wood N, Mazariegos GV, VanDerwerken D, Ibrahim SH, Mohammad S, Valentino PL, Gentry S, Hsu E. Impact of Acuity Circles on Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Candidates. Transplantation. 2019 Dec 27. View in PubMed
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