Joseph A. Iocono
University of Kentucky, USA
Dr. Iocono was born in Philadelphia, PA. He is the youngest of 5 children. He completed his undergraduate degree at Boston College with a dual major in Chemistry and Mathematics. He then completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. For the next 8 years, he was at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, completing a residency in general surgery and an NIH-funded research fellowship in fetal wound healing under the direction of Thomas M. Krummel, M.D. In 2003, he completed his Pediatric surgery fellowship at St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Dr. Iocono and his wife Susan have 2 daughters. They live in Lexington. He came to UK in 2003. At UK, he is Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery, the Director of Pediatric Trauma Services and Director of Graduate Education in the department of Surgery.
His research interests include optimizing the educational experience of students and residents in surgery.