Robert N. Baldassano

faculty photo
Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Physician, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, CHOP
Director, Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, CHOP
Senior Physician, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, CHOP
Colman Family Chair in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, CHOP
Medical Director, Abington Memorial Hospital Specialty Care Center, CHOP
Co-Director, PennCHOP Microbiome Program
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
324 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-5123
Education:
B.S. (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science)
State University at Albany, New York, 1977.
M.D.
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, College of Medicine, New York, 1984.
Permanent link
 

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Baldassano studies the cause of inflammatory bowel disease for the purpose of finding new treatments and to improve the quality of life for these chronically ill patients.

Selected Publications

Boyle Brendan, Collins Margaret H, Wang Zhu, Mack David, Griffiths Anne, Sauer Cary, Markowitz James, LeLeiko Neal, Keljo David, Rosh Joel, Baker Susan S, Pfefferkorn Marian, Heyman Melvin, Patel Ashish, Baldassano Robert, Noe Joshua, Rufo Paul, Kugathasan Subra, Walters Thomas, Denson Lee, Hyams Jeffrey: Histologic Correlates of Clinical and Endoscopic Severity in Children Newly Diagnosed With Ulcerative Colitis. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 41(11): 1491-1498, Nov 2017.

Albenberg L, Baldassano RN, Conrad M, Grossman A, Mamula P, Maxwell E, Piccoli D, Stein R, Kelsen J.: Ustekinumab therapy in severe pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 65(S2): S280, Nov 4 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Hofstaedter C, Conrad M, Misic A, Fecteau M, Kelsen J, Bittinger K, Beiting D, Sweeney R, Baldassano RN.: Investigation of the presence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in children with Crohn disease using quantitative DNA sequence-based approaches. 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 65(S2): S38-S39, Nov 2 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Naramore S, Bennett W, McFerron B, Hannon T, Jiang G, Liu Y, Kugathasan S, Denson L, Walters T, Kim M, Stephens MC, Baldassano RN, Markowitz J, Aronow B, Hyams J, Dubinsky M, Griffiths A, Noe J, Crandall W, Snapper S, Shervin R, Rosh J, Steiner S. : Serologic and genetic markers associated with growth status in children with Crohn’s disease. 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 65(S2): S277-S78, Nov 4 2017 Notes: Poster of Distinction.

Ballengee C, Prince J, Markowitz J, Leleiko N, Denson L, Hyams J, Baldassano RN, Kugathasan S.: Procollagen III N-terminal Propeptide (PIIINP) as a circulating biomarker for active stricture development in pediatric Crohn’s disease. 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 65(S2): S108-S109, Nov 3 2017 Notes: Oral presentation.

Lima LML, Ananthakrishnan AN, Mondal K, Venkateswaran S, Walters T, Griffiths A, Noe J, Crandall W, Snapper S, Rabizadeh S, Rosh J, LeLeiko N, Guthery S, Mack D, Kellermayer R, Kappelman MD, Steiner S, Moulton DE, Keljo D, Cohen S, Oliva-Hemker M, Heyman M, Otley A, Baker SS, Evans JS, Kirschner BS, Patel AS, Ziring D, Stephens MC, Baldassano RN, Dubinsky M, Markowitz J, Denson L, Hyams J, Kugathasan S.: Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with complicated disease in offspring with newly diagnosed Crohn’s disease. 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 65(S2): S46-S47, Nov 2 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Fusillo S, Olson T, Conrad M, Baldassano RN, Grossman A, Kelsen J. Infliximab dose de-escalation in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: A single-center experience.: Infliximab dose de-escalation in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: A single-center experience. 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 65(S2): S45, Nov 2 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Ni Josephine, Shen Ting-Chin David, Chen Eric Z, Bittinger Kyle, Bailey Aubrey, Roggiani Manuela, Sirota-Madi Alexandra, Friedman Elliot S, Chau Lillian, Lin Andrew, Nissim Ilana, Scott Justin, Lauder Abigail, Hoffmann Christopher, Rivas Gloriany, Albenberg Lindsey, Baldassano Robert N, Braun Jonathan, Xavier Ramnik J, Clish Clary B, Yudkoff Marc, Li Hongzhe, Goulian Mark, Bushman Frederic D, Lewis James D, Wu Gary D: A role for bacterial urease in gut dysbiosis and Crohn's disease. Science translational medicine 9(416), Nov 2017.

Marigorta Urko M, Denson Lee A, Hyams Jeffrey S, Mondal Kajari, Prince Jarod, Walters Thomas D, Griffiths Anne, Noe Joshua D, Crandall Wallace V, Rosh Joel R, Mack David R, Kellermayer Richard, Heyman Melvin B, Baker Susan S, Stephens Michael C, Baldassano Robert N, Markowitz James F, Kim Mi-Ok, Dubinsky Marla C, Cho Judy, Aronow Bruce J, Kugathasan Subra, Gibson Greg: Transcriptional risk scores link GWAS to eQTLs and predict complications in Crohn's disease. Nature genetics 49(10), Oct 2017.

Lichtenstein GR, Shahabi A, Seabury SA, Lakdawalla D, Diaz O, Green S, Brauer M, Baldassano RN. : Complications of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis: Understanding the lifetime risks. World Congress of Gastroenterology: ACG 2017, Orlando, FL Oct 13-18 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

back to top
Last updated: 11/16/2017
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania