Joseph A. Iocono, MD, MBA

Bio / Education: 

Medical School
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

Pediatric Surgery – St. Christopher's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Masters of Business Administration

American Board of Surgery
Special Competence in Pediatric Surgery 
ATLS Instructor
PALS Instructor

Surgical Interests
Surgical diseases of the newborn
Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in infants and children
Solid tumors in children 
Pediatric trauma

To celebrate the move of our Pediatric Surgery division to the Pediatric Specialty Clinic, the division was visited by Kentucky Children's Hospital mascot, Stitches . Stitches is a big, huggable, loveable kitten and a baby UK Wildcat who frequently appears at the hospital to help children feel better and get well sooner. Here, Dr. Iocono shares a moment with Stitches. The Pediatric Specialty Clinic is located on the second floor of the Kentucky Clinic at 740 South Limestone Street.

PubMed Publications: 

  • Bender, M.T.;Ward, A.N.;Iocono, J.A.;Saha, S.P. "Current Surgical Management of Empyema Thoracis in Children: A Single-center Experience." The American surgeon 81, 9 (2015): 849-53. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ward, A.;Iocono, J.A.;Brown, S.;Ashley, P.;Draus JM, J. "Non-accidental Trauma Injury Patterns and Outcomes: A Single Institutional Experience." The American surgeon 81, 9 (2015): 835-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Stokes, S.M.;Iocono, J.A.;Draus JM, J. "Peritoneal drainage as the initial management of intestinal perforation in premature infants." The American surgeon 80, 9 (2014): 851-4. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Stokes, S.M.;Iocono, J.A.;Brown, S.;Draus JM, J. "Intussusception clinical pathway: a survey of pediatric surgery practices." The American surgeon 80, 9 (2014): 846-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • French, J.C.;Bickett, M.M.;Iocono, J.A. "Sifting through course evaluations: medical student comments driving surgery curriculum changes." Journal of surgical education 70, 3 (2013): 368-72. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Smiley, K.;O'Keefe, S.;Rasner, J.N.;Iocono, J.A. "Thoracoscopic resection of an intrathoracic accessory liver lobe: an incidental finding in the workup of a child with a respiratory infection." Journal of pediatric surgery 48, 7 (2013): 1618-20. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McDonald, J.M.;Karabakhtsian, R.G.;Pierce, H.H.;Iocono, J.A.;Desimone, C.P.;Bayliff, S.L.;Ueland, F.R. "Small cell carcinoma of the ovary of hypercalcemic type: a case report." Journal of pediatric surgery 47, 3 (2012): 588-92. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Skinner, S.C.;Iocono, J.A.;Ballard, H.O.;Turner, M.D.;Ward, A.N.;Davenport, D.L.;Paden, M.L.;Zwischenberger, J.B. "Improved survival in venovenous vs venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for pediatric noncardiac sepsis patients: a study of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry." Journal of pediatric surgery 47, 1 (2012): 63-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Smiley, K.;Wright, T.;Skinner, S.;Iocono, J.A.;Draus, J.M. "Primary Closure without Diversion in Management of Operative Blunt Duodenal Trauma in Children." ISRN pediatrics 2012, (2012): 298753. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hayes D, J.;Iocono, J.A.;Bennett, J.S.;Lachman, D.C.;Ballard, H.O. "Epistaxis due to Wegener's granulomatosis in a pediatric patient." American journal of otolaryngology 31, 5 (2010): 368-71. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Plymale, M.;Ruzic, A.;Hoskins, J.;French, J.;Skinner, S.C.;Yuhas, M.;Davenport, D.;Iocono, J.A. "A middle fidelity model is effective in teaching and retaining skill set needed to perform a laparoscopic pyloromyotomy." Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A 20, 6 (2010): 569-73. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hayes D, J.;Kriss, V.M.;Iocono, J.A.;Dixon, B.J.;Collins, P.B.;Ballard, H.O. "Varicose bronchiectasis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia." Respiratory care 54, 11 (2009): 1493-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]