David A. Piccoli is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (1975) and Harvard Medical School (1979). He was a Resident from 1979 to 1982 and Chief Resident in Pediatrics from 1982-83 at the Children's Hospital, Boston. He completed his clinical and research Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from 1983 to 1986. He became training director, section chief and then division chief in 1996. He is also the Director of the Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center and holds the Biesecker Professorship and Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at CHOP and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Piccoli has been the Associate Chair for Information at the Department of Pediatrics at CHOP since 1996. During his tenure as Chief, the Division has nearly tripled in size, and has vastly expanded its clinical and research mission in gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders. At the same time, the Division has trained 100 fellows. Dr. Piccoli's main areas of clinical and research interest are metabolic and genetic liver diseases, and inflammatory bowel diseases. He is a member of the group that discovered Jagged1 and NOTCH2 as the causes of Alagille Syndrome. He has authored more than 90 papers, 40 chapters, 130 research abstracts and edited 4 books on areas of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.
Dr. Piccoli has received a number of awards from institutions for his clinical care, teaching, mentorship, research and work with charitable foundations. He has served on local and several national boards, including the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the American Liver Foundation. Dr. Piccoli is currently actively involved in setting up the Lustgarten Center for Pediatric Motility Disorders at CHOP, and he is actively involved in the leadership of the obesity center.
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