Clint Daniel Cappiello, M.D.

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  • Director, Pediatric Surgery Residency Education
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery


Anorectal Disorders, Benign Tumors, Benign Tumors of the Lung, Biliary Atresia, Bowel Obstruction, Chest Wall Tumors, Crohn's Disease, Diseases of the Small Bowel and Colon, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Gastrointestinal Tumors, Germ Cell Tumors, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Kidney Tumors, Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumors, Lung Diseases, Lung Neoplasms, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Neonatal Congenital Anomalies, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pediatric Trauma, Pilonidal Cyst, Sarcoma and Musculoskeletal Tumors, Short Bowel Syndrome, Soft Tissue Tumors, Thyroglossal Cysts, Tracheoesophageal Fistula, Ulcerative Colitis, Umbilical Hernia, Wilms Tumor more

Research Interests

Trauma resuscitation and simulation to improve outcomes; ECMO; Healthcare utilization; Medical and resident physician education and Minimally Invasive Surgery for the management of congenital anomalies. more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
1800 Orleans St.
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Medical Arts Building

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
11085 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 103
Columbia, MD 21044 map

Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

6420 Rockledge Drive
Johns Hopkins Children's Center Specialists, Suite 2300
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Phone: 443-997-5437


Clint Cappiello specializes in general pediatric surgery, neonatal surgery, and pediatric trauma and burn care. Additionally, he is skilled in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques for management of pediatric hernias, reflux disease, congenital pulmonary airway malformations, and inflammatory bowel disease. His clinical interests are congenital and acquired conditions of the esophagus, lungs, diaphragm, and abdominal organs. He is skilled in the minimally invasive management of pectus excavatum. His research interests include trauma resuscitation and simulation to improve outcomes, ECMO, medical student, and resident physician education, and minimally invasive surgery for management of congenital anomalies. He is a member of the Vascular Anomalies Committee, specializing in the surgical care of vascular and lymphatic malformations. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, among other professional societies. more


  • Director, Pediatric Surgery Residency Education
  • Director, Pediatric Surgery Delivery Systems
  • Associate Director, Surgery Clerkship
  • Section Head, Pediatric Surgery Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2009)


  • General Surgery; University of Maryland Medical Center (2016)


  • Pediatric Surgery; SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) (2019)
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery) (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Paul van Amstel, Ali El Ghazzaoui, Nigel J Hall, Tomas Wester, Francesco Morini, Johanna H van der Lee, Georg Singer, Agostino Pierro, Augusto Zani, Ramon R Gorter; Paediatric appendicitis: international study of management in the COVID-19 pandemic.  CONNECT collaborative study group. Br J Surg. 2022 Oct 14;109(11):1044-1048. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znac239. PMID: 36240511 PMCID: PMC9384519

DiChiacchio L, Cappiello CD, Greenspon J. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a neonate after air embolism during insufflation for laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Jun 13;2018(6).

DiChiacchio L, Cappiello CD, Greenspon J. Extrapulmonary sequestration with a left internal thoracic arterial feeding vessel in an infant treated with video-assisted Thoracoscopic resection: a case report.  J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul 20;13(1):88.

Sorber R, Pedroso FE, Cappiello CD, Kunisaki SM, Jelin EB, Rhee DS. Pediatric traumatic abdominal wall hernia as a component of the seatbelt syndrome: a case series and review of the literature. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Apr;37(4):511-517. doi: 10.1007/s00383-020-04796-9. Epub 2021 Jan 1.

Patel PP, Weller JH, Westermann CR, Cappiello C, Garcia AV, Rhee DS. Appendectomy and Cholecystectomy Outcomes for Pediatric Cancer Patients with Leukopenia: A NSQIP-Pediatric Study. J Surg Res. 2021 Nov;267:556-562. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2021.06.029. Epub 2021 Jul 11.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Course Director Senior Surgical Anatomy

Activities & Honors


  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University Of Maryland Medical Center


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

    Medical Honors Society

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Association for Surgical Education

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • The Role of TRIM21 in Necrotizing Enterocolitis.
    Podium, National, American College of Surgeons
  • Buccal Swabs: A Non-Invasive Method for Genetic Analysis In Premature Neonates.
    Podium, Regional, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research
  • ECPR for Umbilical Vein Carbon Dioxide Embolism During Insufflation for Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement.
    Podium, National, Annual CNMC Symposium: ECMO & the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Dr. Cappiello Discusses Appendicitis, GBMC (August 21, 2019)

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