Joseph A. Iocono, MD, MBA, FACS

Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Vice Chair of Education, General Surgery

Clinical interests

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Tumors

Joseph A. Iocono, MD, MBA, FACS

Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Vice Chair of Education, General Surgery


My name is Joseph Iocono; I was born in Philadelphia and attended Boston College where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Math. I received my medical degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. I completed a general surgery residency and research fellowship at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. I completed a fellowship at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia. I have been a pediatric surgeon and member of the faculty at the University of Kentucky since 2003.

I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery with special certification in pediatric surgery. My clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, trauma and neonatal surgery. My academic interests include injury prevention, and surgery education. My family includes two daughters and two Labrador retrievers.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics


Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky.

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Pediatric Surgery, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Special Qualification in Pediatrics Surgery
American Board of Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Bender MT, Ward AN, Iocono JA, Saha SP.
    Current Surgical Management of Empyema Thoracis in Children: A Single-center Experience.
    Am Surg. 2015 Sep;81(9):849-53.
  2. Ward A, Iocono JA, Brown S, Ashley P, Draus JM.
    Non-accidental Trauma Injury Patterns and Outcomes: A Single Institutional Experience.
    Am Surg. 2015 Sep;81(9):835-8.
  3. Stokes SM, Iocono JA, Draus JM.
    Peritoneal drainage as the initial management of intestinal perforation in premature infants.
    Am Surg. 2014 Sep;80(9):851-4.
  4. Stokes SM, Iocono JA, Brown S, Draus JM.
    Intussusception clinical pathway: a survey of pediatric surgery practices.
    Am Surg. 2014 Sep;80(9):846-8.
  5. Smiley K, O'Keefe S, Rasner JN, Iocono JA.
    Thoracoscopic resection of an intrathoracic accessory liver lobe: an incidental finding in the workup of a child with a respiratory infection.
    J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jul;48(7):1618-20.

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