Robert N. Baldassano

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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
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
B.S. (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science)
State University at Albany, New York, 1977.
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, College of Medicine, New York, 1984.
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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

Cardinale CJ, Wei Z, Li J, Baldassano RN, Grant SF, Hakonarson H.: Transcriptome profiling of human ulcerative colitis mucosa reveals altered expression of pathways enriched in genetic susceptibility loci. PLOS ONE, accepted. April 2014.

Tsampalieros A, Berkenstock M K, Zemel B S, Griffin L, Shults J, Burnham J M, Baldassano R N, Leonard M B: Changes in trabecular bone density in incident pediatric Crohn's disease: a comparison of imaging methods. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA Apr 2014.

Gevers Dirk, Kugathasan Subra, Denson Lee A, Vázquez-Baeza Yoshiki, Van Treuren Will, Ren Boyu, Schwager Emma, Knights Dan, Song Se Jin, Yassour Moran, Morgan Xochitl C, Kostic Aleksandar D, Luo Chengwei, González Antonio, McDonald Daniel, Haberman Yael, Walters Thomas, Baker Susan, Rosh Joel, Stephens Michael, Heyman Melvin, Markowitz James, Baldassano Robert, Griffiths Anne, Sylvester Francisco, Mack David, Kim Sandra, Crandall Wallace, Hyams Jeffrey, Huttenhower Curtis, Knight Rob, Xavier Ramnik J: The treatment-naive microbiome in new-onset Crohn's disease. Cell host & microbe. Elsevier, 15(3): 382-92, Mar 2014.

Zahm Adam M, Hand Nicholas J, Tsoucas Daphne M, Le Guen Claire L, Baldassano Robert N, Friedman Joshua R: Rectal microRNAs are perturbed in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease of the colon. Journal of Crohn's & colitis Mar 2014.

Augustine Marianne V, Leonard Mary B, Thayu Meena, Baldassano Robert N, de Boer Ian H, Shults Justine, Denson Lee A, Deboer Mark D, Herskovitz Rita, Denburg Michelle R: Changes in Vitamin D-Related Mineral Metabolism Following Induction with Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Therapy in Crohn's Disease. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism Page: jc20133846, Mar 2014.

Walters Thomas D, Kim Mi-Ok, Denson Lee A, Griffiths Anne M, Dubinsky Marla, Markowitz James, Baldassano Robert, Crandall Wallace, Rosh Joel, Pfefferkorn Marian, Otley Anthony, Heyman Melvin B, LeLeiko Neal, Baker Susan, Guthery Stephen L, Evans Jonathan, Ziring David, Kellermayer Richard, Stephens Michael, Mack David, Oliva-Hemker Maria, Patel Ashish S, Kirschner Barbara, Moulton Dedrick, Cohen Stanley, Kim Sandra, Liu Chunyan, Essers Jonah, Kugathasan Subra, Hyams Jeffrey S: Increased effectiveness of early therapy with anti-tumor necrosis factor-α vs an immunomodulator in children with Crohn's disease. Gastroenterology 146(2): 383-91, Feb 2014.

Fish S, Baldassano RN.: Can we change the natural history of Crohn's disease? "Are we under- or mistreating patients at the time of presentation?" Dig Dis, accepted. S. Karger AG, Basel, Page: 49-54, Feb 2014 Notes: doi 10.1159/000358139.

Crandall Wallace V, Baldassano Robert, Bousvaros Athos, Denson Lee A, Gupta Neera, Mackner Laura M: NASPGHAN single-topic symposium: discovering the future of pediatric IBD care. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 58(1): 130-8, Jan 2014.

Boyle B, Kappelman M, Colletti R, Baldassano RN, Milov D, Crandall W.: Clinical effectivenessness of thiopurines in maintaining remission in pediatric Crohn's disease. J Pediatric Gastroenterol Nutr, submitted. 2014.

Huang C. Haritunians T, Okou DT, Taylor KR, Cutler DJ, Datta LW, Zwick ME, Maranville JC, Alexander JS, Baldassano RN, Cho JH, Cross R, Dassopoulos T, Dhere TA, Duerr RH, Hanson JS, Hou J, Hussain S, Isaacs K, Kader H, Kappelman M, Katz J, Kirschner BS, Keummerle J, Kumar A, Kwon J, Lazarev M, Mannon P, Moulton DE, Osuntokum BO, Patel A, Rioux JD, Rotter JI, Saeed S, Scherl E, Silverberg MS, Silverman A, Targan S, Valentine J, Zonca M, Di Rienzo A, Kao LWH, McGovern DPB, Kagathasan S, Brant SR.: Genomewide joint admixture and association mapping identified novel loci in African American inflammatory bowel disease cases and controls. PLOS Genetics, accepted. 2014.

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