Joseph Piccione, DO, MS

Joseph Piccione, DO, MS, is an attending pulmonologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who cares for children with airway disorders.

Areas of Expertise: Chronic aspiration, General pulmonary medicine, Technology dependent children
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Joseph Piccione, DO, MS, joined the Division of Pulmonary Medicine in 2011 after completing his fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he developed a special interest in pediatric bronchology and aerodigestive disorders.

    He also earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati. His thesis work investigated risk factors for the development of bronchiectasis in children with recurrent pulmonary aspiration and was recently published in the journal Pediatric Pulmonology.

    He has joined efforts with the Division of Otolaryngology through The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders, a multidisciplinary team dedicated to improving health outcomes in children with aerodigestive disorders including tracheostomy dependence, congenital and acquired airway abnormalities, and recurrent aspiration.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    DO - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY


    Pediatrics - Albany Medical College, Albany, NY


    Pediatrics - Albany Medical College, Albany, NY


    Pediatric Pulmonology - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Board Certification

    General Pediatrics
    Pediatric Pulmonology

    Graduate Degree

    MS in Clinical and Translational Research - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Technology dependent children
    Chronic aspiration
    General pulmonary medicine

  • Publications



    Piccione J, Cicchino N. Acute chest syndrome. In: Jeanmonod R, editor. Case studies in emergency medicine. Cambridge (England): Cambridge University Press; 2010.



    Piccione JS, McConnell K, Fenchel M, Crisalli J, VanDyke R, Kimball T, et al. Pulmonary artery pressure in children with obstructive sleep apnea [abstract]. American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2010; New Orleans, LA.


    Piccione JC, Boesch RP. Bronchiectasis due to chronic pulmonary aspiration in children [abstract]. Chest Meeting Abstracts; 136:8S-f-9S-f; 2009.

    Sawnani H, Milberg F, Piccione J, Wong B, Simakajornboon N. Sleep disordered breathing in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy [abstract]. Sleep. 32: Abstract Supplement 2084; 2009.



    Piccione JC, McPhail GL, Fenchel MC, Brody AS, Boesch RP. Bronchiectasis in chronic pulmonary aspiration: risk factors and clinical implications. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 May;47(5):447-52. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21587. Epub 2011 Oct 25. Cited in Pubmed; PMID 22028069. Read the abstract