"Even if you are perfect, the world isn’t. The secret is to know that the deck is stacked, that there are factors beyond your control, . . . and yet still struggle to win for your patients. You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving." - Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air


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

Academic interests 

Clinical Interests

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.

Research Focus

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.

Recent Publications

Garber D, Wandell GM, Gobillot TA, Merati A, Bhatt NK, Giliberto JP. Safety and Predictors of 30-Day Adverse Events of Laryngeal Framework Surgery: An Analysis of ACS-NSQIP data., Laryngoscope 2022 07; 132(7):1414-1420

Wandell GM, Giliberto JP. Otolaryngology resident clinic participation and attending electronic health record efficiency-A user activity logs study., Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2021 Oct; 6(5):968-974

Sauder C, Giliberto JP, Eadie T. The effect of the auditory signal on videolaryngostroboscopy ratings and interpretation., J Voice 2021 Jun

Bergeron M, Giliberto JP, Tabangin ME, de Alarcon A. Vocal Fold Injection Augmentation for Post-Airway Reconstruction Dysphonia: A Case Series., Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 May34894211012594

Giliberto JP, Ator G, Carroll TL, Chan T, Vahabzadeh-Hagh A. National Trends in Daily Ambulatory Electronic Health Record Use by Otolaryngologists., Laryngoscope 2021 05; 131(5):975-981