Emily Perito
Associate Professor
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Biography

Dr. Emily R. Perito is an associate professor at UCSF who specializes in pediatric liver and pancreatic disease, pediatric liver transplant, and pediatric gastroenterology. She is jointly appointed in the Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 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. Her clinical care and research focus on optimizing long-term outcomes for children with liver and pancreatic diseases.

She is Associate 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. Dr. Perito leads epidemiologic research focused on improving access to transplant, organ allocation, and waitlist outcomes for children awaiting liver transplant. She works with the Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation on improving the efficacy and reducing the burden of immunosuppression for children after liver transplant. She also advocates for children nationally as a Regional Representative on the UNOS' Pediatric Transplantation Committee, Vice-Chair of the Society for Pediatric Liver Transplant's Advocacy Committee, and a member of AASLD's Pediatric Special Interest Group Steering Committee.

She is also co-director of UCSF's Pediatric Pancreas Program. She lead's UCSF's work in NIH-sponsored multi-center trials including the INSPPIRE study on acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis in children and adolescents. Her work in chronic pancreatitis includes research on chronic pain management, opioid use, and outcomes after TPIAT.

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
Perito ER, Palermo TM, Pohl JF, Mascarenhas M, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Fishman DS, Freedman S, Gariepy C, Giefer M, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin T, Liu Q, Maqbool A, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle DM, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Zimmerman MB, Lowe M, Uc A. Factors Associated With Frequent Opioid Use in Children With Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Jan; 70(1):106-114.
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.
Ge J, Perito ER, Bucuvalas J, Gilroy R, Hsu EK, Roberts JP, Lai JC. Split liver transplantation is utilized infrequently and concentrated at few transplant centers in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2020 Apr; 20(4):1116-1124.
Palermo TM, Murray C, Aalfs H, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Ellery K, Fishman DS, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Goday P, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu QY, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Sellers ZM, Serrano J, Shah U, Troendle D, Zheng Y, Yuan Y, Lowe M, Uc A. Web-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for pain in pediatric acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: Protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial from the study of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes and pancreatic cancer (CPDPC). Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Jan; 88:105898.
Bellin MD, Lowe M, Zimmerman MB, Wilschanski M, Werlin S, Troendle DM, Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, Pohl JF, Perito E, Ooi CY, Nathan JD, Morinville VD, McFerron BA, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, Liu Q, Lin TK, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Uc A. Diabetes Mellitus in Children with Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Data From the INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a CuRE Cohort. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 11; 69(5):599-606.
Swenson SM, Roberts JP, Rhee S, Perito ER. Impact of the Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) growth failure thresholds on mortality among pediatric liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2019 12; 19(12):3308-3318.
Baldwin C, Zerofsky M, Sathe M, Troendle DM, Perito ER. Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis as Initial Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator-Related Disorders. Pancreas. 2019 08; 48(7):888-893.
Liu QY, Abu-El-Haija M, Husain SZ, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Lin TK, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas M, McFerron BA, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Lowe ME, Uc A. Risk Factors for Rapid Progression From Acute Recurrent to Chronic Pancreatitis in Children: Report From INSPPIRE. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Aug; 69(2):206-211.
Squires JE, Logan B, Lorts A, Haskell H, Sisaithong K, Pillari T, Szolna J, Dodd D, Gonzalez-Peralta RP, Hsu E, Kelly B, Kosmach-Park B, Lobritto S, Ng VL, Perito E, Rasmussen S, Romero R, Shemesh E, Karolak H, Mazariegos GV. A learning health network for pediatric liver transplantation: Inaugural meeting report from the Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 09; 23(6):e13528.
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. 2019 Jul; 53(6):e232-e238.
Schwarzenberg SJ, Uc A, Zimmerman B, Wilschanski M, Wilcox CM, Whitcomb DC, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Tang G, Slivka A, Singh VK, Sherman S, Shah U, Sandhu BS, Romagnuolo J, Rhee S, Pohl JF, Perito ER, Ooi CY, Nathan JD, Muniraj T, Morinville VD, McFerron B, Mascarenhas M, Maqbool A, Liu Q, Lin TK, Lewis M, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Guda N, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gelrud A, Gariepy CE, Gardner TB, Freedman SD, Forsmark CE, Fishman DS, Cote GA, Conwell D, Brand RE, Bellin M, Barth B, Banks PA, Anderson MA, Amann ST, Alkaade S, Abu-El-Haija M, Abberbock JN, Lowe ME, Yadav D. Chronic Pancreatitis: Pediatric and Adult Cohorts Show Similarities in Disease Progress Despite Different Risk Factors. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 04; 68(4):566-573.
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 04; 68(4):472-479.
Nijagal A, Perito ER. Treating Biliary Atresia: The Challenge Continues. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 04; 68(4):464-465.
Deneau M, Perito E, Ricciuto A, Gupta N, Kamath BM, Palle S, Vitola B, Smolka V, Ferrari F, Amir AZ, Miloh T, Papadopoulou A, Mohan P, Mack C, Kolho KL, Iorio R, El-Matary W, Venkat V, Chan A, Saubermann L, Valentino PL, Shah U, Miethke A, Lin H, Jensen MK. Ursodeoxycholic Acid Therapy in Pediatric Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Predictors of Gamma Glutamyltransferase Normalization and Favorable Clinical Course. J Pediatr. 2019 06; 209:92-96.e1.
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. 2019 03; 103(3):552-557.
Perito ER, Martinez M, Turmelle YP, Mason K, Spain KM, Bucuvalas JC, Feng S. Posttransplant biopsy risk for stable long-term pediatric liver transplant recipients: 451 percutaneous biopsies from two multicenter immunosuppression withdrawal trials. Am J Transplant. 2019 05; 19(5):1545-1551.
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 05; 23(3):e13347.
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 01; 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 01; 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. 2019 05; 19(5):1388-1396.
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 11; 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 08; 67(2):232-236.
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 02; 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.
Emily R. Perito. Liver Disease in Children, 4th Edition. Frederick J. Suchy, Ronald J. Sokol, and William F. Balistreri, editors. 752 pp. $215. New York, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781107013797. Web address for ordering: www.cambridge.org. Gastroenterology. 2015 Feb 1; 148(2):450-451.
Perito ER, Rosenthal P. Delineating definitions and risk factors for metabolic syndrome after pediatric liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1280.
Tabitha R. Vase, Emily R. Perito, Rageshree Ramachandran, Philip Rosenthal. Tu1838 Hepatic Steatosis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Single-Center Review of Post-Transplant Liver Biopsies. Gastroenterology. 2014 May 1; 146(5):s-1010.
Emily Rothbaum Perito, Philip Rosenthal. Liver in Systemic Disease. Diseases of the Liver in Children. 2014 Jan 1; 559-576.
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.
Emily R. Perito, Sue Rhee, David Glidden, John P. Roberts, Philip Rosenthal. 703 Impact of Donor BMI on Survival and Post-Transplant Obesity in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients. Gastroenterology. 2012 May 1; 142(5):s-924-s-925.
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.