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

Kelsen Judith R, Baldassano Robert N: The role of monogenic disease in children with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease. Current opinion in pediatrics 29(5): 566-571, Oct 2017.

Maxwell EC, Dawany N, Baldassano RN, Mamula P, Mattei P, Albenberg L, Kelsen JR: Diverting ileostomy for the treatment of severe, refractory, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. JPGN 65(3): 299-305, September 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 Aug 2017.

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 Aug 2017.

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 Jul 2017.

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.

Atkinson Meredith A, Leonard Mary B, Herskovitz Rita, Baldassano Robert N, Denburg Michelle R: Changes in Hepcidin and Hemoglobin After anti-TNF-alpha Therapy in Children and Adolescents with Crohn's Disease. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 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.

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Last updated: 09/08/2017
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