Emily Perito
Assistant Professor
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Biography

Dr. Emily R. Perito is an assistant professor at UCSF who specializes in pediatric liver and pancreatic 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 Assistant Medical Director 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.

Education and Training

M.A.S. in Clinical Research, 2012 Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2006 Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
B.A., 2001 History and Science, Harvard University

Publications

Nijagal A, Perito ER. Editorial: Treating Biliary Atresia: The Challenge Continues. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Feb 05.
Perito ER, Mogul DB, VanDerwerken D, Mazariegos G, Bucuvalas J, Book L, Horslen S, Kim HB, Miloh T, Ng V, Reyes J, Rodriguez-Davalos MI, Valentino PL, Gentry S, Hsu E. The Impact of Increased Allocation Priority for Children Awaiting Liver Transplant: A Liver Simulated Allocation Model (LSAM) Analysis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Jan 31.
Hilk K, Zerofsky M, Rhee S, Rosenthal P, Perito ER. Center variation in screening for and management of metabolic syndrome in pediatric liver transplant recipients: A survey of SPLIT centers. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 Jan 21; e13347.
Perito ER, Martinez M, Turmelle YP, Mason K, Spain KM, Bucuvalas JC, Feng S. Post-transplant biopsy risk for stable long-term pediatric liver transplant recipients:451 percutaneous biopsies from two multi-center immunosuppression withdrawal trials. Am J Transplant. 2019 Jan 07.
Chambers JH, Zerofsky M, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P, Perito ER. Diet and Exercise in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Behaviors and Association With Metabolic Syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Jan; 68(1):81-88.
Swenson SM, Perito ER. Weight Gain Trajectory Predicts Long-term Overweight and Obesity After Pediatric Liver Transplant. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Jan; 68(1):89-95.
Perito ER, Bucuvalas J, Lai JC. Functional status at listing predicts waitlist and posttransplant mortality in pediatric liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2018 Dec 01.
Uc A, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Ellery KM, Fishman DS, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, McFerron BA, Morinville VD, Lin TK, Liu QY, Nathan JD, Rhee SJ, Ooi CY, Sellers ZM, Schwarzenberg SJ, Serrano J, Troendle DM, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Yuan Y, Lowe ME. INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a CuRE Cohort Study: Design and Rationale for INSPPIRE 2 From the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreas. 2018 Nov/Dec; 47(10):1222-1228.
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 09; 47(8):967-973.
Smith SK, Perito ER. Nonalcoholic Liver Disease in Children and Adolescents. Clin Liver Dis. 2018 Nov; 22(4):723-733.
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 Aug; 67(2):232-236.
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.
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.
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 02 01; 17(1):12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Usatin D, Fernandes M, Allen IE, Perito ER, Ostroff J, Heyman MB. Reply. J Pediatr. 2017 07; 186:216.
Perito ER, Rhee S. Relief for Young Children With Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 03; 64(3):338-339.
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.
Perito ER, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P. Prediabetes in Pediatric Recipients of Liver Transplant: Mechanism and Risk Factors. J Pediatr. 2017 03; 182:223-231.e3.
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).
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.
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.
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 12; 179:160-165.e3.
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.
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.
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.
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 05; 16(5):1620-5.
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.
Perito ER, Rosenthal P. Delineating definitions and risk factors for metabolic syndrome after pediatric liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1280.
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.
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.
Perito ER, Rodriguez LA, Lustig RH. Dietary treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2013 Mar; 29(2):170-6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.