Emily R. Perito, MD, MAS

Liver specialist
Pancreas specialist
Pediatric gastroenterologist

Dr. Emily R. Perito is a pediatric gastroenterologist and specialist in liver and pancreatic disorders. Her expertise includes liver transplantation, and she serves as associate medical director of UCSF's multidisciplinary pediatric liver transplant team. She also co-directs the UCSF Pancreas Program for children.

Perito's research focuses on children awaiting liver transplant, looking at how to improve access to transplant, organ allocation and waiting list outcomes. She works with the Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation on making post-transplant immunosuppression more efficient and less difficult for children. She leads UCSF's work in multicenter trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, including an international study on pancreatitis in children and adolescents. Her work on chronic pancreatitis includes research on pain management, opioid use and outcomes after total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (an innovative procedure in which a patient's ability to produce insulin can be preserved despite removal of the pancreas).

Perito also advocates for children nationally. She is a regional representative on the pediatric transplantation committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing, vice chair of the Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation's advocacy committee, and a steering committee member of the pediatric special interest group of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Perito earned her medical degree at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she completed a residency in pediatrics. She completed fellowships in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology at UCSF, where she also earned a master of advanced study degree in clinical research.

Perito is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and American Gastroenterological Association.

Clinics

Gastroenterology and Liver
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Liver Transplant Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-5892
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Pancreas Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Conditions & Treatments

  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cholestatic Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Liver Disease

More about Emily R. Perito

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons 2006

Residencies

Columbia University, Pediatrics 2009

Fellowships

UCSF, Pediatric Gastroenterology 2012
UCSF, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Uc A, Zimmerman MB, Wilschanski M, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, Rhee S, Pohl JF, Perito ER, Palermo JJ, Ooi CY, Liu Q, Lin TK, Morinville VD, McFerron BA, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Bellin MD, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe ME. Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Pancreas. 2018 Jul 27.
  2. Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD, Palermo JP, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Liu Q, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas M, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Lowe ME, Uc A. Pancreas Divisum in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Report From INSPPIRE. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 02.
  3. Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe M, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Piccoli DA, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A, Gonska T. Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Childhood: Consensus from INSPPIRE. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 May 09.
  4. Perito ER, Roll G, Dodge JL, Rhee S, Roberts JP. Split liver transplantation and pediatric waitlist mortality in the United States: potential for improvement. Transplantation. 2018 Apr 21.
  5. Verstraete SG, Wojcicki JM, Perito ER, Rosenthal P. Bisphenol a increases risk for presumed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Hispanic adolescents in NHANES 2003-2010. Environ Health. 2018 Feb 01; 17(1):12.
  6. Perito ER, Phelps A, Vase T, Feldstein VA, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P. Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Carotid and Aorta Intima-Media Thickness and Their Predictors. J Pediatr. 2018 Feb; 193:119-127.e1.
  7. Perito ER, Ajmera V, Bass NM, Rosenthal P, Lavine JE, Schwimmer JB, Yates KP, Diehl AM, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Scheimann A, Gill R, Glidden D, Aouizerat B. Association Between Cytokines and Liver Histology in Children with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Hepatol Commun. 2017 Sep; 1(7):609-622.
  8. Perito ER, Vase T, Ramachandran R, Phelps A, Jen KY, Lustig RH, Feldstein VA, Rosenthal P. Hepatic steatosis after pediatric liver transplant. Liver Transpl. 2017 07; 23(7):957-967.
  9. Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe M, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Piccoli DA, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A, Gonska T. Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Children: Characteristic Features, Diagnosis, and Management. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Oct; 112(10):1604-1611.
  10. Usatin D, Fernandes M, Allen IE, Perito ER, Ostroff J, Heyman MB. Reply. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 186:216.
  11. Perito ER, Rhee S. Relief for Young Children With Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Mar; 64(3):338-339.
  12. Perito ER, Braun HJ, Dodge JL, Rhee S, Roberts JP. Justifying Nonstandard Exception Requests for Pediatric Liver Transplant Candidates: An Analysis of Narratives Submitted to the United Network for Organ Sharing, 2009-2014. Am J Transplant. 2017 Aug; 17(8):2144-2154.
  13. Perito ER, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P. Prediabetes in Pediatric Recipients of Liver Transplant: Mechanism and Risk Factors. J Pediatr. 2017 Mar; 182:223-231.e3.
  14. Fernandes MA, Braun HJ, Evason K, Rhee S, Perito ER. De novo inflammatory bowel disease after pediatric kidney or liver transplant. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Feb; 21(1).
  15. 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. 2017 Jan - Feb; 41:95-100.
  16. Ajmera V, Perito ER, Bass NM, Terrault NA, Yates KP, Gill R, Loomba R, Diehl AM, Aouizerat BE. Novel plasma biomarkers associated with liver disease severity in adults with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Hepatology. 2017 01; 65(1):65-77.
  17. 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.
  18. Perito ER. The Utility of Nuclear Medicine Scans for Diagnosing Pediatric Biliary Dyskinesia Remains Unclear. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 07; 63(1):3-4.
  19. Braun HJ, Perito ER, Dodge JL, Rhee S, Roberts JP. Nonstandard Exception Requests Impact Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Candidates. Am J Transplant. 2016 11; 16(11):3181-3191.
  20. 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 06; 16(6):1909-16.

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