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Pamela Valentino

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

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Pamela Valentino, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

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Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Yale School of Medicine, PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8064

    United States

Pamela Valentino
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Dr. Pamela Valentino is a Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist in the section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. Dr. Valentino trained in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and she completed sub-specialty training in Advanced Pediatric Transplant Hepatology at the Boston Children’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. At these centers of excellence in pediatrics, she has cared for infants and children with a spectrum of liver diseases. Dr. Valentino's research interests focus on conditions that cause bile duct injury and can threaten liver function. Primary sclerosing cholangitis is an autoimmune disease of the bile ducts, and she has worked on descriptive studies of natural history and clinical trials. Post-liver transplant, bile duct strictures occur in approximately 5% of patients. She is investigating biliary stricture management via multicenter collaborations through the Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) to identify effective strategies to reduce repeated interventions and maximize graft and patient health. Outside of biliary disease, she examines UNOS data to investigate strategies associated with increased organ donor utilization to minimize pediatric mortality and morbidity.

Education & Training

  • MSc
    University of Toronto, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research (2014)
  • MD
    McGill University (2007)
  • Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
    Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • GI Fellowship
    The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Pediatrics Residency
    Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Board Certification
    Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of CANADA, Pediatrics (2011)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2011, recertified: 2019)
  • Board Certification
    Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of CANADA, Gastroenterology (2012)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2015, recertified: 2019)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology (2016)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Early Career Investigator Award in Clinical/Translational ScienceAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases2018
2014-2015 CASL/Merck Clinical Hepatology Fellowship AwardCanadian Association for the Study of Liver Diseases2014
Dick Hamilton AwardHospital for Sick Children2014
Exceptional Trainee AwardHospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Institute2014
CAG/Shire Resident Research Training AwardCanadian Association of Gastroenterology2012

Professional Service

The Transplantation SocietyMember2019 - Present
Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT)Physician Vice Chair of the Registry Operations Committee2018 - Present
American Society of Transplantation2015 - Present
Society of Pediatric Liver TransplantationMember2015 - Present
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada2011 - Present
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases2011 - Present
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition2010 - Present

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