John Paul Giliberto, M.D.
Dr. Giliberto returns to the University of Washington to join the laryngology subspecialty team. Since completing his fellowship training at the University of Washington in 2016, he was an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati treating the full breadth of laryngology including voice, swallowing, and breathing disorders. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati Children’s program in 2015 and earned his medical degree through the Dartmouth/Brown program.
Dr. Giliberto's specific clinical interests include medical laryngology (chronic cough, globus, and throat pain), open/endoscopic airway, and neurolaryngology. Dr. Giliberto is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, where he is actively involved in the Young Physician Section.
Finally, Dr. Giliberto is passionate about improving information technology use in the medical center through customization. He is a member of the national Epic otolaryngology specialty steering committee and has his physician builder certification. Specifically, his focus of Epic optimization involves custom procedure SmartForms and prospective automatic data collection to improve clinical documentation, billing, and research within the medical center.
Undergraduate Education: University of Toronto, 2006, B.Sc. in Immunology, with high distinction
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 2010, M.D.
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center/Cincinnati Children’s, 2010-2015, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Fellowship: Laryngology, University of Washington Medical Center, 2015-2016
Other Training: Epic Physician Builder and Physician Analytics Certification
Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 2016
Memberships: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Awards and honors
2018 - Ellen M. Friedman Foreign Body Award, American Broncho-Esophagological Association
2018 - President, Cincinnati (Ohio) ENT Society
2018 - Chair, Practice Management Working Group, Young Physician Section of AAO-HNS
2017 - Legislative Representative to Board of Governors for Young Physician Section of AAO-HNS
2017 - Treasurer, Cincinnati (Ohio) ENT Society
2014 - First Prize, Resident Research Competition, Northeastern Ohio Head and Neck Surgery Society
2013 - University of Cincinnati Resident Representative, Sections for Residents and Fellows, AAO-HNS
Dr. Giliberto believes that successful treatment of disorders of the throat can lead to great gains in quality of life and work productivity. To best tailor the treatment to the patient, he utilizes shared decision making between the physician and patient. By balancing treatment options, Dr. Giliberto enjoys helping his patients navigate complex medical decisions so they understand their options and can select a treatment pathway that prioritizes what matters most to them. He treats the full range of disorders of the throat including complex airway, voice, swallowing, and neurolaryngology.
Dr. Giliberto focuses his clinical research projects on chronic cough and specifically on improving outcomes of neurogenic cough. His current research projects look to improve the specialty’s understanding of this multifactorial presentation. In addition, he is interested in improving electronic medical record customization and is exploring how it will impact user charting efficiency and satisfaction.
Gustin RL, Pielage KC, Howell R, Khosla S, Giliberto JP. Increased Interval From Initial Evaluation to Initial Voice Therapy Session is Associated With Missed Voice Therapy Appointments., J Voice 2019 Jun
Sologashvili T, Saat SA, Tille JC, De Valence S, Mugnai D, Giliberto JP, Dillon J, Yakub A, Dimon Z, Gurny R, Walpoth BH, Moeller M. Effect of implantation site on outcome of tissue-engineered vascular grafts., Eur J Pharm Biopharm 2019 Jun; 139272-278
Howell RJ, Giliberto JP, Harmon J, Masch J, Khosla S, Postma GN, Meinzen-Derr J. Open Versus Endoscopic Surgery of Zenker's Diverticula: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis., Dysphagia 2019 Dec; 34(6):930-938
Brisebois S, Merati A, Giliberto JP. Proton pump inhibitors: Review of reported risks and controversies., Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2018 Dec; 3(6):457-462