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

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.

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.

Church Peter C, Kuint Ruth Cytter, Ledder Oren, Navas-López Victor M, Sladek Malgorzata, Brückner Annecarin, Baldassano Robert N, Weiss Batia, Yerushalmi Baruch, Saeed Shehzad A, Hyams Jeffrey, Otley Anthony, Griffiths Anne M, Turner Dan, Greer Mary-Louise C: Magnetic Resonance Enterography Cannot Replace Upper Endoscopy in Pediatric Crohn's Disease: An Imagekids Sub-study. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition Dec 2017.

Bertha Madeline, Vasantharoopan Arthi, Kumar Archana, Bruce Beau B, Prince Jarod, Hofmekler Tatyana, Okou David, Chopra Pankaj, Wang Gabriel, Sauer Cary, Landers Carol J, Hussain Sunny Z, Cross Raymond K, Baldassano Robert N, Kappelman Michael D, Katz Jeffrey, Alexander Jonathan S, Kirschner Barbara S, Moulton Dedrick E, Osuntokun Bankole O, Patel Ashish, Saeed Shehzad, Klapproth Jan-Michael A, Dhere Tanvi A, Dubinsky Marla C, McGovern Dermot, Kugathasan Subra: IBD Serology and Disease Outcomes in African Americans With Crohn's Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 24(1): 209-216, Dec 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 41(11): 1491-1498, Nov 2017.

Ballengee C, Prince J, Markowitz J, Leleiko N, Denson L, Hyams J, Baldassano RN, Kugathasan S.: Procollagen III N-terminal Propeptide (PIIINP) as a circulating biomarker for active stricture development in pediatric Crohn’s disease. 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 65(S2): S108-S109, Nov 3 2017 Notes: Oral presentation.

Lima LML, Ananthakrishnan AN, Mondal K, Venkateswaran S, Walters T, Griffiths A, Noe J, Crandall W, Snapper S, Rabizadeh S, Rosh J, LeLeiko N, Guthery S, Mack D, Kellermayer R, Kappelman MD, Steiner S, Moulton DE, Keljo D, Cohen S, Oliva-Hemker M, Heyman M, Otley A, Baker SS, Evans JS, Kirschner BS, Patel AS, Ziring D, Stephens MC, Baldassano RN, Dubinsky M, Markowitz J, Denson L, Hyams J, Kugathasan S.: Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with complicated disease in offspring with newly diagnosed Crohn’s disease. 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 65(S2): S46-S47, Nov 2 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Fusillo S, Olson T, Conrad M, Baldassano RN, Grossman A, Kelsen J. Infliximab dose de-escalation in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: A single-center experience.: Infliximab dose de-escalation in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: A single-center experience. 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 65(S2): S45, Nov 2 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Ni Josephine, Shen Ting-Chin David, Chen Eric Z, Bittinger Kyle, Bailey Aubrey, Roggiani Manuela, Sirota-Madi Alexandra, Friedman Elliot S, Chau Lillian, Lin Andrew, Nissim Ilana, Scott Justin, Lauder Abigail, Hoffmann Christopher, Rivas Gloriany, Albenberg Lindsey, Baldassano Robert N, Braun Jonathan, Xavier Ramnik J, Clish Clary B, Yudkoff Marc, Li Hongzhe, Goulian Mark, Bushman Frederic D, Lewis James D, Wu Gary D: A role for bacterial urease in gut dysbiosis and Crohn's disease. Science translational medicine 9(416), Nov 2017.

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