Joseph A. Picoraro, <span>MD</span>

Joseph A. Picoraro, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Pediatrics (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 305-5903


Dr. Joseph Picoraro is a pediatric gastroenterologist who strives to provide comprehensive care for each child in the context of his or her family. He specializes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), intestinal immunological conditions, eosinophilic esophagitis and congenital diarrhea. He is the Associate Director of the Pediatric IBD Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and is the Director of Pediatric GI Inpatient Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is an Associate Course Director of the preclinical medical student Foundations in Clinical Medicine – Tutorials course of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. He serves on the Greater New York Chapter Medical Advisory and Government and Industry Affairs Committees of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundationand the Clinical Care and Quality Committee of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Dr. Picoraro completed medical school training (MD) at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, internship and residency training in general pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship training at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. Picoraro is driven to foster a medical system in which children and families are provided targeted treatments while incorporating inclusive decision-making. His research focuses on improving the comprehensive and tailored care of children with gastrointestinal diseases, with a focus on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 

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MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Internship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian


Picoraro JA1, Lee D1, Heller CA, Weaver A, Hyams JS, Conklin LS, Otley A, Ziring D, Kugathasan S, Rosh JR, Mulberg A, Denson LA, Kappelman M, Grossman A, Bousvaros A, Park KT. Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Innovations Meeting of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: Charting the Future of Pediatric IBD. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Jan 1;25(1):27-32.

Gluchowski NL, Chitraju C, Picoraro JA, Mejhert N, Pinto S, Xin W, Kamin DS, Winter HS, Chung WK, Walther TC, Farese RV Jr.Identification and Characterization of a Novel DGAT1 Missense Mutation Associated with Congenital Diarrhea. J Lipid Res.2017 Jun;58(6):1230-1237.

Picoraro J, Winberry G, Siegel CA, El-Matary W, Moses J, Grossman A, Park KT. Premedication Use Before Infliximab Administration: A Cross-sectional Analysis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Jan;23(1):174-180.

Picoraro JA, Pierog A, Reilly NR, Mencin AA. Gastrojejunal Tube Placement Through an Established Gastrostomy via an Endoscopic Transgastric Approach in a Pediatric Population. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Dec;82(6):1025-30.