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
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.
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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

Walters Thomas D, Faubion William A, Griffiths Anne M, Baldassano Robert N, Escher Johanna, Ruemmele Frank M, Hyams Jeffrey S, Lazar Andreas, Eichner Samantha, Huang Bidan, Li Yao, Thakkar Roopal B: Growth Improvement with Adalimumab Treatment in Children with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 23(6): 967-975, Jun 2017.

Rosen Michael J, Karns Rebekah, Vallance Jefferson E, Bezold Ramona, Waddell Amanda, Collins Margaret H, Haberman Yael, Minar Phillip, Baldassano Robert N, Hyams Jeffrey S, Baker Susan S, Kellermayer Richard, Noe Joshua D, Griffiths Anne M, Rosh Joel R, Crandall Wallace V, Heyman Melvin B, Mack David R, Kappelman Michael D, Markowitz James, Moulton Dedrick E, Leleiko Neal S, Walters Thomas D, Kugathasan Subra, Wilson Keith T, Hogan Simon P, Denson Lee A: Mucosal Expression of Type 2 and Type 17 Immune Response Genes Distinguishes Ulcerative Colitis From Colon-only Crohn's Disease in Treatment-naïve Pediatric Patients. Gastroenterology 152(6): 1345-1357, May 2017.

Kim Dorothy, Hofstaedter Casey E, Zhao Chunyu, Mattei Lisa, Tanes Ceylan, Clarke Erik, Lauder Abigail, Sherrill-Mix Scott, Chehoud Christel, Kelsen Judith, Conrad Máire, Collman Ronald G, Baldassano Robert, Bushman Frederic D, Bittinger Kyle: Optimizing methods and dodging pitfalls in microbiome research. Microbiome 5(1): 52, May 2017.

Kugathasan Subra, Denson Lee A, Walters Thomas D, Kim Mi-Ok, Marigorta Urko M, Schirmer Melanie, Mondal Kajari, Liu Chunyan, Griffiths Anne, Noe Joshua D, Crandall Wallace V, Snapper Scott, Rabizadeh Shervin, Rosh Joel R, Shapiro Jason M, Guthery Stephen, Mack David R, Kellermayer Richard, Kappelman Michael D, Steiner Steven, Moulton Dedrick E, Keljo David, Cohen Stanley, Oliva-Hemker Maria, Heyman Melvin B, Otley Anthony R, Baker Susan S, Evans Jonathan S, Kirschner Barbara S, Patel Ashish S, Ziring David, Trapnell Bruce C, Sylvester Francisco A, Stephens Michael C, Baldassano Robert N, Markowitz James F, Cho Judy, Xavier Ramnik J, Huttenhower Curtis, Aronow Bruce J, Gibson Greg, Hyams Jeffrey S, Dubinsky Marla C: Prediction of complicated disease course for children newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease: a multicentre inception cohort study. Lancet (London, England) 389(10080): 1710-1718, Apr 2017.

Hyams Jeffrey S, Dubinsky Marla C, Baldassano Robert N, Colletti Richard B, Cucchiara Salvatore, Escher Johanna, Faubion William, Fell John, Gold Benjamin D, Griffiths Anne, Koletzko Sibylle, Kugathasan Subra, Markowitz James, Ruemmele Frank M, Veereman Gigi, Winter Harland, Masel Nicholas, Shin Chu Ri, Tang Kezhen L, Thayu Meena: Infliximab is not Associated With Increased Risk of Malignancy or Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Pediatric Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology Feb 2017.

Kugathasan Subra, Denson Lee, Walters Thomas, Kim Mi-Ok, Marigorta Urko, Schirmer Melanie, Mondal Kajari, Liu Chunyan, Stephens Michael, Baldassano Robert, Markowitz James, Xavier Ramnik, Aronow Bruce, Gibson Greg, Hyams Jeffrey, Dubinsky Marla: O-002 Predicting a Complicated Course for Children Newly Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease: A Multicenter Inception Cohort Study. Inflammatory bowel diseases 23 Suppl 1: S1, Feb 2017.

Haberman Yael, Ben-Shoshan Marina, Di-Segni Ayelet, Dexheimer Phillip, Klein Tzipi, Weiss Batya, Walters Thomas, Baldassano Robert, Noe Joshua, Markowitz James, Heyman Mel, Rosh Joel, Griffiths Anne, Crandall Wallace, Aronow Bruce, Anikster Yair, Hyams Jeffrey, Kugathasan Subra, Denson Lee: O-009 Long ncRNA Landscape in the Ileum of Treatment Naïve Early Onset Crohn Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 23 Suppl 1: S3-S4, Feb 2017.

Maxwell Elizabeth C, Dawany Noor, Baldassano Robert N, Mamula Petar, Mattei Peter, Albenberg Lindsey, Kelsen Judith R: Diverting Ileostomy for the Treatment of Severe, Refractory, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition Dec 2016.

Conrad Máire A, Stein Ronen E, Maxwell Elizabeth C, Albenberg Lindsey, Baldassano Robert N, Dawany Noor, Grossman Andrew B, Mamula Petar, Piccoli David A, Kelsen Judith R: Vedolizumab Therapy in Severe Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 22(10): 2425-31, Oct 2016.

Mack DR, Walters T, Boyle B, Griffiths A, LeLeiko N, Sauer C, Keljo D, Markowitz J, Baker S, Rosh J, Baldassano RN, Patel A, Pfefferkorn M, Otley A, Heyman M, Kugathasan S, Marquis A, Davis S, Denson L, Hyams J. : Fecal calprotectin is inferior to standard laboratory tests in predicting severity of disease: The predicting response to standardized pediatric colitis therapy (Protect) study. Poster presentation. 2016 World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Montreal, Canada. Oct 5-8 2016.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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