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, PENN/CHOP 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

Li Yun R, Li Jin, Zhao Sihai D, Bradfield Jonathan P, Mentch Frank D, Maggadottir S Melkorka, Hou Cuiping, Abrams Debra J, Chang Diana, Gao Feng, Guo Yiran, Wei Zhi, Connolly John J, Cardinale Christopher J, Bakay Marina, Glessner Joseph T, Li Dong, Kao Charlly, Thomas Kelly A, Qiu Haijun, Chiavacci Rosetta M, Kim Cecilia E, Wang Fengxiang, Snyder James, Richie Marylyn D, Flatø Berit, Førre Øystein, Denson Lee A, Thompson Susan D, Becker Mara L, Guthery Stephen L, Latiano Anna, Perez Elena, Resnick Elena, Russell Richard K, Wilson David C, Silverberg Mark S, Annese Vito, Lie Benedicte A, Punaro Marilynn, Dubinsky Marla C, Monos Dimitri S, Strisciuglio Caterina, Staiano Annamaria, Miele Erasmo, Kugathasan Subra, Ellis Justine A, Munro Jane E, Sullivan Kathleen E, Wise Carol A, Chapel Helen, Cunningham-Rundles Charlotte, Grant Struan F A, Orange Jordan S, Sleiman Patrick M A, Behrens Edward M, Griffiths Anne M, Satsangi Jack, Finkel Terri H, Keinan Alon, Prak Eline T Luning, Polychronakos Constantin, Baldassano Robert N, Li Hongzhe, Keating Brendan J, Hakonarson Hakon: Meta-analysis of shared genetic architecture across ten pediatric autoimmune diseases. Nature medicine Aug 2015.

Lee Dale, Baldassano Robert N, Otley Anthony R, Albenberg Lindsey, Griffiths Anne M, Compher Charlene, Chen Eric Z, Li Hongzhe, Gilroy Erin, Nessel Lisa, Grant Amy, Chehoud Christel, Bushman Frederic D, Wu Gary D, Lewis James D: Comparative Effectiveness of Nutritional and Biological Therapy in North American Children with Active Crohn's Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 21(8): 1786-93, Aug 2015.

Chehoud Christel, Albenberg Lindsey G, Judge Colleen, Hoffmann Christian, Grunberg Stephanie, Bittinger Kyle, Baldassano Robert N, Lewis James D, Bushman Frederic D, Wu Gary D: Fungal Signature in the Gut Microbiota of Pediatric Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 21(8): 1948-56, Aug 2015.

Huang Chengrui, Haritunians Talin, Okou David T, Cutler David J, Zwick Michael E, Taylor Kent D, Datta Lisa W, Maranville Joseph C, Liu Zhenqiu, Ellis Shannon, Chopra Pankaj, Alexander Jonathan S, Baldassano Robert N, Cross Raymond K, Dassopoulos Themistocles, Dhere Tanvi A, Duerr Richard H, Hanson John S, Hou Jason K, Hussain Sunny Z, Isaacs Kim L, Kachelries Kelly E, Kader Howard, Kappelman Michael D, Katz Jeffrey, Kellermayer Richard, Kirschner Barbara S, Kuemmerle John F, Kumar Archana, Kwon John H, Lazarev Mark, Mannon Peter, Moulton Dedrick E, Osuntokun Bankole O, Patel Ashish, Rioux John D, Rotter Jerome I, Saeed Shehzad, Scherl Ellen J, Silverberg Mark S, Silverman Ann, Targan Stephan R, Valentine John, Wang Ming-Hsi, Simpson Claire L, Bridges S Louis, Kimberly Robert P, Rich Stephen S, Cho Judy H, Di Rienzo Anna, Kao Linda W H, McGovern Dermot P B, Brant Steven R, Kugathasan Subra: Characterization of Genetic Loci That Affect Susceptibility to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in African Americans. Gastroenterology Aug 2015.

Kelsen Judith, Bittinger Kyle, Pauly-Hubbard Helen, Posivak Leah, Grunberg Stephanie, Baldassano Robert, Lewis James D, Wu Gary D, Bushman Frederic D: Alterations of the Subgingival Microbiota in Pediatric Crohn's Disease Studied Longitudinally in Discovery and Validation Cohorts. Inflammatory bowel diseases Aug 2015.

Kelsen Judith R, Dawany Noor, Moran Christopher J, Petersen Britt-Sabina, Sarmady Mahdi, Sasson Ariella, Pauly-Hubbard Helen, Martinez Alejandro, Maurer Kelly, Soong Joanne, Rappaport Eric, Franke Andre, Keller Andreas, Winter Harland S, Mamula Petar, Piccoli David, Artis David, Sonnenberg Gregory F, Daly Mark, Sullivan Kathleen E, Baldassano Robert N, Devoto Marcella: Exome Sequencing Analysis Reveals Variants in Primary Immunodeficiency Genes in Patients With Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology Jul 2015.

Hommel Kevin A, Gray Wendy N, Hente Elizabeth, Loreaux Katherine, Ittenbach Richard F, Maddux Michele, Baldassano Robert, Sylvester Francisco, Crandall Wallace, Doarn Charles, Heyman Melvin B, Keljo David, Denson Lee A: The Telehealth Enhancement of Adherence to Medication (TEAM) in pediatric IBD trial: Design and methodology. Contemporary clinical trials 43: 105-13, Jul 2015.

Griffin Lindsay M, Thayu Meena, Baldassano Robert N, DeBoer Mark D, Zemel Babette S, Denburg Michelle R, Denson Lee A, Shults Justine, Herskovitz Rita, Long Jin, Leonard Mary B: Improvements in Bone Density and Structure during Anti-TNF-α Therapy in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism Page: jc20144152, Apr 2015.

Hepworth Matthew R, Fung Thomas C, Masur Samuel H, Kelsen Judith R, McConnell Fiona M, Dubrot Juan, Withers David R, Hugues Stephanie, Farrar Michael A, Reith Walter, Eberl Gérard, Baldassano Robert N, Laufer Terri M, Elson Charles O, Sonnenberg Gregory F: Group 3 innate lymphoid cells mediate intestinal selection of commensal bacteria-specific CD4+ T cells. Science (New York, N.Y.) Apr 2015.

Haberman Yael, Tickle Timothy L, Dexheimer Phillip J, Kim Mi-Ok, Tang Dora, Karns Rebekah, Baldassano Robert N, Noe Joshua D, Rosh Joel, Markowitz James, Heyman Melvin B, Griffiths Anne M, Crandall Wallace V, Mack David R, Baker Susan S, Huttenhower Curtis, Keljo David J, Hyams Jeffrey S, Kugathasan Subra, Walters Thomas D, Aronow Bruce, Xavier Ramnik J, Gevers Dirk, Denson Lee A: Corrigendum. Pediatric Crohn disease patients exhibit specific ileal transcriptome and microbiome signature. The Journal of clinical investigation 125(3): 1363, Mar 2015.

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