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Joseph A. Iocono, MD, MBA, FACS

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

Practice areas

  • Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Clinic information

Clinical interests

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



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

Additional information


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.