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
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

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.

Goyette Philippe, Boucher Gabrielle, Mallon Dermot, Ellinghaus Eva, Jostins Luke, Huang Hailiang, Ripke Stephan, Gusareva Elena S, Annese Vito, Hauser Stephen L, Oksenberg Jorge R, Thomsen Ingo, Leslie Stephen, Daly Mark J, Van Steen Kristel, Duerr Richard H, Barrett Jeffrey C, McGovern Dermot P B, Schumm L Philip, Traherne James A, Carrington Mary N, Kosmoliaptsis Vasilis, Karlsen Tom H, Franke Andre, Rioux John D: High-density mapping of the MHC identifies a shared role for HLA-DRB1*01:03 in inflammatory bowel diseases and heterozygous advantage in ulcerative colitis. Nature genetics 47(2): 172-9, Feb 2015 Notes: Baldassano RN is a collaborator.

Lee Dale, Albenberg Lindsey, Compher Charlene, Baldassano Robert, Piccoli David, Lewis James D, Wu Gary D: Diet in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Gastroenterology Jan 2015.

Gray Wendy N, Boyle Shana L, Graef Danielle M, Janicke David M, Jolley Christopher D, Denson Lee A, Baldassano Robert N, Hommel Kevin A: Health-Related Quality of Life in Youth with Crohn's Disease: The Role of Disease Activity and Parenting Stress. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition Jan 2015.

Kelsen Judith R, Grossman Andrew B, Pauly-Hubbard Helen, Gupta Kernika, Baldassano Robert N, Mamula Petar: Infliximab therapy in pediatric patients 7 years of age and younger. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 59(6): 758-62, Dec 2014.

Kelsen J, Moran C, Noor D, Pauly-Hubbard H, Rapprt E, Mamula P, Piccoli DA, Winter H, Daly M, Sonnenberg G, Artis D, Baldassano RN, Marcella D.: Digenic inheritance of primary immunodeficiency gene variants identified by whole exome sequence in very early onset IBD patients. 2014 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Clinical & Research Conference, Orlando FL, Dec 4-6,2014; Inflamm Bowel Dis. 20(()): S9-S10, Dec 2014.

Cardinale C, Li J, Wei Z, Chang X, Baldassano RN, Hakonarson H.: Pathway-based genome-wide association study reveals an association between ErbB signaling and inflammatory bowel disease. Poster presentation. 2014 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Clinical & Research Conference, Orlando FL, Dec 4-6, 2014; Inflamm Bowel Dis. 29(()): S103-S104, Dec 2014.

Albenberg Lindsey, Esipova Tatiana V, Judge Colleen P, Bittinger Kyle, Chen Jun, Laughlin Alice, Grunberg Stephanie, Baldassano Robert N, Lewis James D, Li Hongzhe, Thom Stephen R, Bushman Frederic D, Vinogradov Sergei A, Wu Gary D: Correlation between intraluminal oxygen gradient and radial partitioning of intestinal microbiota. Gastroenterology 147(5): 1055-1063.e8, Nov 2014.

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