Dr. Piccirillo is a Professor (Investigator Track) of Otolaryngology, Medicine, Biostatistics, and Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Vice Chair for Research and Director of the Clinical Outcomes Research Office for the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck. He joined the faculty at Washington University in 1992 after completing a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellow at Yale University. He is a general otolaryngologist. He is the Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and on the JAMA Editorial Board.
He is Director of the NIDCD-supported T32 Physician Scholars Training Program and the National Center for Advancing Therapeutic Sciences-supported TL1 Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program; course master for the first- and second-year medical student course entitled, Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine. For his teaching, he received the Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education, the highest teaching award at Washington University.
He has served as PI on multiple NIH- and specialty society-sponsored research projects. Currently, his research focuses on the use of ecological momentary assessment to identify drivers of tinnitus, functional connectivity to identify key neural networks associated with tinnitus, and impact of cognitive behavioral therapy on tinnitus.