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Joseph A. Iocono, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Surgical Director, Pediatric Trauma Program
Surgical Director, Pediatric ECMO Program
Associate Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center

Practice areas

  • Best Doctors in America 2015-16
  • Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Clinic information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000 or 800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical interests

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Tumors



Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia


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


St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Pediatric Surgery

Additional information


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

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


Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

Related links

UK Pediatric Surgery