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

Spencer Elizabeth A, Davis Sonia M, Mack David R, Boyle Brendan M, Griffiths Anne M, LeLeiko Neal S, Sauer Cary G, Keljo David J, Markowitz James F, Baker Susan S, Rosh Joel R, Baldassano Robert N, Oliva-Hemker Maria, Pfefferkorn Marian D, Otley Anthony R, Heyman Melvin B, Noe Joshua D, Patel Ashish S, Rufo Paul A, Alison Marquis M, Walters Thomas D, Collins Margaret H, Kugathasan Subra, Denson Lee A, Hyams Jeffrey S, Dubinsky Marla C: Serologic Reactivity Reflects Clinical Expression of Ulcerative Colitis in Children. Inflammatory bowel diseases Apr 2018.

Lee Dale, Lewis James D, Shults Justine, Baldassano Robert N, Long Jin, Herskovitz Rita, Zemel Babette, Leonard Mary B: The Association of Diet and Exercise With Body Composition in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases Apr 2018.

Venkateswaran Suresh, Prince Jarod, Cutler David J, Marigorta Urko M, Okou David T, Prahalad Sampath, Mack David, Boyle Brendan, Walters Thomas, Griffiths Anne, Sauer Cary G, LeLeiko Neal, Keljo David, Markowitz James, Baker Susan S, Rosh Joel, Pfefferkorn Marian, Heyman Melvin B, Patel Ashish, Otley Anthony, Baldassano Robert, Noe Joshua, Rufo Paul, Oliva-Hemker Maria, Davis Sonia, Zwick Michael E, Gibson Greg, Denson Lee A, Hyams Jeffrey, Kugathasan Subra: Enhanced Contribution of HLA in Pediatric Onset Ulcerative Colitis. Inflammatory bowel diseases 24(4): 829-838, Mar 2018.

Shaw Kelly A, Cutler David J, Okou David, Dodd Anne, Aronow Bruce J, Haberman Yael, Stevens Christine, Walters Thomas D, Griffiths Anne, Baldassano Robert N, Noe Joshua D, Hyams Jeffrey S, Crandall Wallace V, Kirschner Barbara S, Heyman Melvin B, Snapper Scott, Guthery Stephen, Dubinsky Marla C, Shapiro Jason M, Otley Anthony R, Daly Mark, Denson Lee A, Kugathasan Subra, Zwick Michael E: Genetic variants and pathways implicated in a pediatric inflammatory bowel disease cohort. Genes and immunity Mar 2018.

Sauer Cary G, Loop Matthew S, Venkateswaran Suresh, Tangpricha Vin, Ziegler Thomas R, Dhawan Ashish, McCall Courtney, Bonkowski Erin, Mack David R, Boyle Brendan, Griffiths Anne M, Leleiko Neal S, Keljo David J, Markowitz James, Baker Susan S, Rosh Joel, Baldassano Robert N, Davis Sonia, Patel Shiven, Wang Jessie, Marquis Alison, Spada Krista L, Kugathasan Subra, Walters Thomas, Hyams Jeffrey S, Denson Lee A: Free and Bioavailable 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations are Associated With Disease Activity in Pediatric Patients With Newly Diagnosed Treatment Naïve Ulcerative Colitis. Inflammatory bowel diseases 24(3): 641-650, Feb 2018.

Stein Ronen E, Plantz Kristen, Maxwell Elizabeth C, Mamula Petar, Baldassano Robert N: Intravenous Iron Sucrose for Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 66(2): e51-e55, Feb 2018.

Sahn Benjamin, De Matos Vera, Stein Ronen, Ruchelli Eduardo, Masur Samuel, Klink Andrew J, Baldassano Robert N, Piccoli David A, Russo Pierre, Mamula Petar: Histological features of ileitis differentiating pediatric Crohn disease from ulcerative colitis with backwash ileitis. Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver 50(2): 147-153, Feb 2018.

Denson Lee A, Jurickova Ingrid, Karns Rebekah, Shaw Kelly A, Cutler David J, Okou David, Dodd Anne, Quinn Kathryn, Mondal Kajari, Aronow Bruce J, Haberman Yael, Linn Aaron, Price Adam, Bezold Ramona, Lake Kathleen, Jackson Kimberly, Walters Thomas D, Griffiths Anne, Baldassano Robert N, Noe Joshua D, Hyams Jeffrey S, Crandall Wallace V, Kirschner Barbara S, Heyman Melvin B, Snapper Scott, Guthery Stephen L, Dubinsky Marla C, Leleiko Neal S, Otley Anthony R, Xavier Ramnik J, Stevens Christine, Daly Mark J, Zwick Michael E, Kugathasan Subra: Clinical and Genomic Correlates of Neutrophil Reactive Oxygen Species Production in Pediatric Patients with Crohn's Disease. Gastroenterology Feb 2018.

DeBoer Mark D, Lee Arthur M, Herbert Kirabo, Long Jin, Thayu Meena, Griffin Lindsay M, Baldassano Robert N, Denson Lee A, Zemel Babette S, Denburg Michelle R, Herskovitz Rita, Leonard Mary B: Increases in IGF-1 after Anti-TNF-α Therapy are Associated with Bone and Muscle Accrual in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism Jan 2018.

Haberman Yael, BenShoshan Marina, Di Segni Ayelet, Dexheimer Phillip J, Braun Tzipi, Weiss Batia, Walters Thomas D, Baldassano Robert N, Noe Joshua D, Markowitz James, Rosh Joel, Heyman Melvin B, Griffiths Anne M, Crandall Wallace V, Mack David R, Baker Susan S, Kellermayer Richard, Patel Ashish, Otley Anthony, Steiner Steven J, Gulati Ajay S, Guthery Stephen L, LeLeiko Neal, Moulton Dedrick, Kirschner Barbara S, Snapper Scott, Avivi Camila, Barshack Iris, Oliva-Hemker Maria, Cohen Stanley A, Keljo David J, Ziring David, Anikster Yair, Aronow Bruce, Hyams Jeffrey S, Kugathasan Subra, Denson Lee A: Long ncRNA Landscape in the Ileum of Treatment-Naive Early-Onset Crohn Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 24(2): 346-360, Jan 2018.

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