John Paul Giliberto, MD


Favorite Quote:  "We have the medical tools in our hands to treat the patient, but to heal the patient, those hands must be that of a loving, warm and conscientious human being." - Abhijit Naskar


Dr. Giliberto has been a member of the University of Washington Faculty since 2019. After completing his fellowship training at the University of Washington in 2016, he was an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati for 3 years. 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 and endoscopic airway procedures, and neurolaryngology. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, where he is actively involved in the Young Physician Section.

Outside of direct patient care, Dr. Giliberto is passionate medical informatics and improving information technology use specifically for surgeons 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 simultaneous data collection to improve clinical documentation, billing, and research within the medical center.

Current CV


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

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.

Recent Publications

Research Areas

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 studying how medical records are utilized and how the electronic health record can be leveraged to improve the physician and patient experience.