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
B.S. (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science)
State University at Albany, New York, 1977.
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

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.

Li Jin, Wei Zhi, Chang Xiao, Cardinale Christopher J, Kim Cecilia E, Baldassano Robert N, Hakonarson Hakon: Pathway-based Genome-wide Association Studies Reveal the Association Between Growth Factor Activity and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 22(7): 1540-51, Jul 2016.

Stein Ronen, Lee Dale, Leonard Mary B, Thayu Meena, Denson Lee A, Chuang Emil, Herskovitz Rita, Kerbowski Theresa, Baldassano Robert N: Serum Infliximab, Antidrug Antibodies, and Tumor Necrosis Factor Predict Sustained Response in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 22(6): 1370-7, Jun 2016.

Leonard Mary B, Shults Justine, Long Jin, Baldassano Robert N, Brown J Keenan, Hommel Kevin, Zemel Babette S, Mahboubi Soroosh, Whitehead Krista Howard, Herskovitz Rita, Lee Dale, Rausch Joseph, Rubin Clinton T: Effect of Low Magnitude Mechanical Stimuli on Bone Density and Structure in Pediatric Crohn's Disease: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 31(6): 1177-88, Jun 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2799. Epub 2016 March 31.

Turner Dan, Levine Arie, Walters Thomas D, Focht Gili, Otley Anthony, López Victor Navas, Koletzko Sibylle, Baldassano Robert, Mack David, Hyams Jeffrey, Griffiths Anne M: Which PCDAI Version Best Reflects Intestinal Inflammation in Pediatric Crohn's Disease? Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition Apr 2016.

DeBoer Mark D, Thayu Meena, Griffin Lindsay M, Baldassano Robert N, Denson Lee A, Zemel Babette S, Denburg Michelle R, Agard Hannah E, Herskovitz Rita, Long Jin, Leonard Mary B: Increases in Sex Hormones during Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor α Therapy in Adolescents with Crohn's Disease. The Journal of pediatrics 171: 146-152.e2, Apr 2016.

Withers David R, Hepworth Matthew R, Wang Xinxin, Mackley Emma C, Halford Emily E, Dutton Emma E, Marriott Clare L, Brucklacher-Waldert Verena, Veldhoen Marc, Kelsen Judith, Baldassano Robert N, Sonnenberg Gregory F: Transient inhibition of ROR-γt therapeutically limits intestinal inflammation by reducing TH17 cells and preserving group 3 innate lymphoid cells. Nature medicine 22(3): 319-23, Mar 2016.

Kelsen Judith, Dawany Noor, Conrad Maire, Martinez Alejuandro, Mamula Petar, Piccoli David, Artis David, Sonnenberg Gregory, Baldassano Robert, Sullivan Kathleen, Devoto Marcella: O-003 Understanding the Relevance of Whole Exome Sequencing Identified Variants in Patients with Very Early-Onset-IBD. Inflammatory bowel diseases 22 Suppl 1: S1-2, Mar 2016.

Plantz Kristen, Maxwell Elizabeth, Mamula Petar, Baldassano Robert, Stein Ronen: O-022 Intravenous Iron Sucrose for Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 22 Suppl 1: S8, Mar 2016.

Wang Feng, Kaplan Jess L, Gold Benjamin D, Bhasin Manoj K, Ward Naomi L, Kellermayer Richard, Kirschner Barbara S, Heyman Melvin B, Dowd Scot E, Cox Stephen B, Dogan Haluk, Steven Blaire, Ferry George D, Cohen Stanley A, Baldassano Robert N, Moran Christopher J, Garnett Elizabeth A, Drake Lauren, Otu Hasan H, Mirny Leonid A, Libermann Towia A, Winter Harland S, Korolev Kirill S: Detecting Microbial Dysbiosis Associated with Pediatric Crohn Disease Despite the High Variability of the Gut Microbiota. Cell reports 14(4): 945-55, Feb 2016.

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Last updated: 09/16/2016
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