Joseph Piccione, DO, MS, is the Pulmonary Director for the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders and an attending pulmonologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who cares for children with airway disorders.
Dr. Joseph Piccione, DO, MS, joined the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep 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
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
Pediatric Pulmonology – American Board of PediatricsPediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
MS in Clinical and Translational Research - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Titles and Academic Titles
Pulmonary Director, Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Technology dependent children
Pulmonary and sleep medicine
Fierro, J...Piccione, J...Munson, D: The Role of Selective Balloon Occlusion in Preoperative Planning for Infant Pulmonary Lobar Hyperinflation. Ped All Imm Pulm 2018.
Bass, R...Piccione, J: Bethanechol in tracheomalacia: two case series and a review of the literature. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology 2018.
Boesch, RP...Piccione, J...Cotton, RT; and Wood, RE: Structure and Functions of Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: A Consensus Statement. Pediatrics Feb 2018.
Perea, L; Blinman, T, Piccione, J: Bilateral Congenital Lobar Emphysema. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 3468(17): 30089-1, Jan 2017.
Piccione Joseph C, McPhail Gary L, Fenchel Matthew C, Brody Alan S, Boesch Richard P: Bronchiectasis in chronic pulmonary aspiration: risk factors and clinical implications. Pediatric pulmonology 47(5): 447-452, May 2012.
Johnson, B., Franklin, S., Jacobs, I.N., Goldfarb, S., Piccione, J. (2022). Bronchoscopy and Airway Disorders. In: Mattei, P. (eds) Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07524-7_29
Alexiou, S & Piccione, J: Long Term Ventilator Dependency in Infants without Lung Disease. Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care Donn & Sinha (eds.). Springer, 4th Ed. : 729-731, 2017 Notes: Textbook Chapter.
Clemmons, C & Piccione, J: Airway evaluation: Bronchoscopy, laryngoscopy, and tracheal aspirates. Goldsmith's Mechanical Ventilation of the Neonate. Elsevier, 6th Ed., 2016.
Piccione J, Cicchino N. Acute chest syndrome. In: Jeanmonod R, editor. Case studies in emergency medicine. Cambridge (England): Cambridge University Press; 2010.
Posters and Presentations
Geanacopoulos, A; Dori, Y; Itkin, M; Pinto, E; Johnstone, J; Piccione, J; Goldfarb, S: Characterizing Bronchoalveolar Lavages and Bronchial Casts in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease and Plastic Bronchitis at Time of Percutaneous Lymphatic Intervention. American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, CA May 2018 Notes: Oral Poster Presentation presented by a Penn Medical Student who was first author on the poster.
Zhang, H; Hysinger, E; Piccione, J.: Tracheobronchomalacia may contribute to cardiopulmonary instability in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (Poster). Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2017 National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. May 2017 Notes: Abstract presented by collaborator.
Hysinger, E; Zhang, H; Piccione, J: Flexible Bronchoscopy Is Safe and Changes Management in Neonates with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in the NICU (Poster). American Thoracic Society International Meeting, Washington, DC May 2017 Notes: Poster presented by a former fellow whom I mentored.
Gerardo A. Vazquez Garcia, Teresa Giordano, Kevin Moran, Joseph Piccione: The Role of Flexible Bronchoscopy with Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Pre-operative Evaluation for Laryngotracheal Reconstruction in Children (Poster). American Thoracic Society International Conference, Washington, DC May 2017 Notes: Poster presented by a fellow I mentored.
Friedman, N.; Hysinger, E.; Jensen, E.; Piccione, J.: Tracheal Aspirates Do Not Correlate with Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cultures or Cell Counts in Pre-Term Neonates with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (Poster). Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 2017 Notes: Abstract presented by a fellow whom I mentored
Giordano T, Piccione J, Ryan M: Esophagogastroduoendoscopy and impedance monitoring in patients undergoing laryngotracheal reconstruction (Poster). American Society for Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology National Meeting, Chicago, IL 2016.
Zur, K; Piccione, J; Mamula, P, Ryan, M: Ectopic Gastric Mucosa and a Persistent Dry Cough (Poster). World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Montreal, QC October 2016.
Piccione, J; Kofmehl, E; Facey, H; Giordano, T; Panitch, H.: Bethanechol Improves Respiratory Symptoms in Young Children with Tracheomalacia (Poster). American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, CA May 2016 Notes: Poster presented by myself.
Lectures by Invitation
Piccone JC. Evaluation and Medical Management of Tracheomalacia - American Thoracic Society International Conference Aerodigestive Post-Graduate Course, San Diego, CA. May, 2018.
Piccone JC. "Asthma and Small Airway Disease" - American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, Chicago, IL. Sep, 2017.
Piccone JC. "Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Cough in Children" Key Essentials for Optimizing Patient Care CME Series - Pediatrics, Rowan School of Medicine, Stratford, NJ. Sep, 2017.
Piccone JC. "Chronic Pulmonary Aspiration in Children" PCOM Family Medicine Weekend, Hershey, PA. Jun, 2017.
Piccone JC. "The role of flexile bronchoscopy in children undergoing laryngotracheal reconstruction" - Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders Post-Graduate Course, American Thoracic Society International Conference, Washington, DC. May, 2017.
Piccone JC. "Aerodigestive Clinical Case Presentation" Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders Post-Graduate Course, American Thoracic Society International Conference, Washington, DC. May, 2017.
Piccone JC. Expert Discussant for Pediatric Clinical Chest Rounds, American Thoracic Society International Conference, Washington, D.C. May, 2017.
Piccone JC. Annual Pediatric Airway Foreign Body Course Instructor - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Otolaryngology - Attendees are Otolaryngology Residents & Fellows from programs throughout the eastern U.S. Mar, 2017.
Piccone JC. "Lung Disease Across the Lifespan", Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology American-Austrian Foundation Salzburg, Austria. Nov, 2016.
Piccone JC. "Chronic Pulmonary Aspiration in Children". Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology American-Austrian Foundation. Salzburg, Austria. Nov, 2016.
Piccone JC. "Chronic Pulmonary Aspiration & Dynamic Airway Disorders in Children": Short Course: Multi-disciplinary Management of Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders. American Speech Language & Hearing Association National Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Nov, 2016.
Piccone JC. Annual Pediatric Airway Foreign Body Course Instructor - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Otolaryngology, Philadelphia, PA. Attendees are Otolaryngology Residents & Fellows from programs throughout the eastern U.S. Mar, 2016.
Awards and Honors
2017, CHOP Pediatric Residency Program, Early Career Faculty Teaching Honor Roll
2017-2019 ,CHOP Frontier Award (co-lead), Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders
2016, CHOP Pediatric Residency Program, Junior Faculty Teaching Honor Roll
2013-2015, CHOP Pediatric Residency Program, Faculty Teaching Honor Roll
2010, International Conference Travel Grant, American Thoracic Society
2009-2010, Full Tuition Scholarship for M.S. Degree/University of Cincinnati
1997-2001, Full Tuition Scholarship for B.S. Degree/Towson University
Editorial and Academic Positions
2017-present, Peer Reviewer, Pediatric Pulmonology
2017-present, Peer Reviewer, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology
2015-present, Peer Reviewer, Annals of the American Thoracic Society
2013-present, Peer Reviewer, Pediatrics
Academic and Institutional Committees
2017-present, Home Care Strategic Planning Committee
2016-present, Internal Review Committee, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
2015-present, Quality Measures Committee
2015-present, Department of Pediatrics Quality Improvement Committee
2014-present, Graduate Education Committee
2014-present, ABP/ABMS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Steering Committee
2014-present, Chair, Croup Clinical Pathway Committee
2014-present, Quality Improvement Champion, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
2013-present, Pediatric Residency Program, Intern Selection Committee
2011-present, EPIC Superuser, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
2011-present, Fellowship Curriculum Committee, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2017-present, American Broncho-Esophagological Association
2010-present, American Osteopathic Association
2010-present, American Thoracic Society
2009-Present American College of Chest Physicians
2005-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
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