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Emily Perito, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-502-2159
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    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAM.A.S. in Clinical Research2012 Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research)
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NYM.D.2006Medicine
    Harvard University, Boston, MAB.A.2001History and Science

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    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. She is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology, and pediatric transplant hepatology.

    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 BCH.

    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.

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


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    Improving Medication Adherence in children who had a Liver Transplant: iMALT
    NIH U34DK112661Sep 14, 2016 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Non-standard exception requests and their impact in pediatric liver transplant: A mixed-methods analysis of United Network for Organ Sharing data, 2009-2014
    UCSF Department of Pediatrics Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 1, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Prevalence & correlates of post-traumatic stress in adolescent solid organ transplant recipients
    NIH/Clinical Trial in Organ Transplantation U01 AI077810Mar 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2018
    Role: Site PI
    INSPPIRE to Study Pediatric Chronic Pancreatitis
    NIH U01DK108334Sep 28, 2015 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Site Investigator
    Metabolic Syndrome after Pediatric Liver Transplant: Causes and Consequences
    NIH/NIDDK K23DK099253Sep 15, 2014 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Perito ER, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P. Prediabetes in Pediatric Recipients of Liver Transplant: Mechanism and Risk Factors. J Pediatr. 2016 Dec 29. PMID: 28041666.
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    2. Fernandes MA, Braun HJ, Evason K, Rhee S, Perito ER. De novo inflammatory bowel disease after pediatric kidney or liver transplant. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Nov 11. PMID: 27862714.
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    3. Phelps A, Ramachandran R, Courtier J, Perito E, Rosenthal P, MacKenzie JD. Ultrasound elastography: is there a shear wave speed cutoff for pediatric liver fibrosis and inflammation? Clin Imaging. 2016 Oct 17; 41:95-100. PMID: 27840268.
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    4. Usatin D, Fernandes M, Allen IE, Perito ER, Ostroff J, Heyman MB. Complications of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Pediatric Patients; A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. J Pediatr. 2016 Dec; 179:160-165.e3. PMID: 27663215.
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    5. Ajmera V, Perito E, Bass NM, Terrault NA, Yates KP, Gill R, Loomba R, Diehl AM, Aouizerat B, et al. Novel Plasma Biomarkers Associated with Liver Disease Severity in Adults with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Hepatology. 2016 Aug 17. PMID: 27532276.
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    6. Perito ER. The Utility of Nuclear Medicine Scans for Diagnosing Pediatric Biliary Dyskinesia Remains Unclear. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Jul; 63(1):3-4. PMID: 27149253.
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    7. Braun HJ, Perito E, Dodge JL, Rhee S, Roberts JP, et al. Nonstandard Exception Requests Impact Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Candidates. Am J Transplant. 2016 May 23. PMID: 27214757.
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    8. Perito ER, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P. Metabolic Syndrome Components After Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Prevalence and the Impact of Obesity and Immunosuppression. Am J Transplant. 2016 Jun; 16(6):1909-16. PMID: 26751054.
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    9. Usatin DJ, Perito ER, Posselt AM, Rosenthal P. Under Utilization of Pancreas Transplants in Cystic Fibrosis Recipients in the United Network Organ Sharing (UNOS) Data 1987-2014. Am J Transplant. 2016 May; 16(5):1620-5. PMID: 26603034.
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    10. Perito ER, Mohammad S, Rosenthal P, Alonso EM, Ekong UD, Lobritto SJ, Feng S. Posttransplant metabolic syndrome in the withdrawal of immunosuppression in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients (WISP-R) pilot trial. Am J Transplant. 2015 Mar; 15(3):779-85. PMID: 25648649; PMCID: PMC4426259.
    11. Perito ER, Rosenthal P. Delineating definitions and risk factors for metabolic syndrome after pediatric liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1280. PMID: 25045071; PMCID: PMC4426489.
    12. Perito ER, Rhee S, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Pediatric liver transplantation for urea cycle disorders and organic acidemias: United Network for Organ Sharing data for 2002-2012. Liver Transpl. 2014 Jan; 20(1):89-99. PMID: 24136671; PMCID: PMC3877181.
    13. Perito ER, Tsai PM, Hawley S, Lustig RH, Feldstein VA. Targeted hepatic sonography during clinic visits for detection of fatty liver in overweight children: a pilot study. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Apr; 32(4):637-43. PMID: 23525389.
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    14. Perito ER, Rodriguez LA, Lustig RH. Dietary treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2013 Mar; 29(2):170-6. PMID: 23283181.
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    15. Rothbaum Perito E, Lau A, Rhee S, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Posttransplant metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents after liver transplantation: a systematic review. Liver Transpl. 2012 Sep; 18(9):1009-28. PMID: 22641460; PMCID: PMC3429630.
    16. Perito ER, Rhee S, Glidden D, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Impact of the donor body mass index on the survival of pediatric liver transplant recipients and post-transplant obesity. Liver Transpl. 2012 Aug; 18(8):930-9. PMID: 22467594; PMCID: PMC4559411.
    17. Courtier JL, Perito ER, Rhee S, Tsai P, Heyman MB, MacKenzie JD. Targeted MRI contrast agents for pediatric hepatobiliary disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Apr; 54(4):454-62. PMID: 22193178; PMCID: PMC3744898.
    18. Perito ER, Mileti E, Dalal DH, Cho SJ, Ferrell LD, McCracken M, Heyman MB. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Feb; 54(2):266-70. PMID: 22094902; PMCID: PMC3719860.
    19. Perito ER, Glidden D, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Overweight and obesity in pediatric liver transplant recipients: prevalence and predictors before and after transplant, United Network for Organ Sharing Data, 1987-2010. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Feb; 16(1):41-9. PMID: 22093689.
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    20. Takagaki K, Perito ER, Jose FA, Heyman MB. Gastric mucosal damage from ingestion of 3 button cell batteries. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Aug; 53(2):222-3. PMID: 21788768; PMCID: PMC3252048.
    21. Rausch JC, Perito ER, Hametz P. Obesity prevention, screening, and treatment: practices of pediatric providers since the 2007 expert committee recommendations. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 May; 50(5):434-41. PMID: 21525090.
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