Anthony Alioto, PhD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4700
FX: (614) 722-4718

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Dr. Alioto is a pediatric psychologist with an emphasis in gastroenterological disorders in children and adolescents. His work focuses primarily on patients with abdominal pain, vomiting, rumination syndrome, and toileting challenges.

Dr. Alioto is the director of internship training for the psychology internship program and a training supervisor for interns as well as post-doctoral fellows in the Psychology Department.

Dr. Alioto oversees the inpatient program for patients with Rumination Syndrome of Adolescence. He is certified in clinical biofeedback and utilizes this approach with many of his patients with GI conditions.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Rumination Syndrome of Adolescence
  • Functional GI Disorders

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Alioto's research interests center on rumination syndrome. Specifically, he is interested in treatment development, evaluation of treatment outcomes, and further understanding of the personality characteristics of patients who develop rumination.

Education and Training


  • A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
    Date Completed: 08/31/1998

Graduate School

  • Kent State University
    Date Completed: 12/19/1998


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 05/31/2000


  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Health


  • Psychology


  • Pediatric Psychology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 11/15/2002


  • Green,Alex,D; Alioto,Anthony; Mousa,Hayat; di Lorenzo,Carlo. 2011. Severe Pediatric Rumination Syndrome: Successful Interdisciplinary Inpatient Management.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION. Vol. 52, no. 4. (April): 414-418.
  • Alioto A & DiLorenzo C. Adolescent rumination syndrome. In Pediatric Neurogastroenterology: Gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders in children. Edited by C Faure, C DiLorenzo, & N Thapar. NY
  • Green A, Alioto A, & DiLorenzo C. 2011. Inpatient management of adolescent rumination syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Vol. 4, no. 52. (January): 414-418.
  • Alioto,A; Hoffman,R,P; Germak,J,A. 2003. Variables predicting improved metabolic control during transition from conventional to insulin pump therapy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.  PEDIATRIC RESEARCH. Vol. 53, no. 4. (April): 130A-130A.
  • Blewitt P, Golinkoff RM, & Alioto A. 2000. Do toddlers have label preferences? A possible explanation for word refusals.  First Language. Vol. 20, no. 60, Pt 3. (January): 253-272.
  • Golinkoff RM & Alioto A. 1995. Infant-directed speech facilitates lexical learning in adults hearing Chinese: Implication for language acquisition.  Journal of Child Language. Vol. 22, no. January: 703-726.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Member, American Psychological Association (1998 - present)
  • Co-Director, Special Interest Group (SIG) in Pediatric Gastroenterology of APA, Division 54
  • Member, Society for Pediatric Psychology (1998 - present)
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000