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

Moore H, Galgano A, Baldassano RN, Martinelli M.: Post-induction infliximab trough levels in severe and moderate pediatric ulcerative colitis: Preliminary data of a retrospective, population cohort-based study. 2018 NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL (future) Oct 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Schirmer Melanie, Denson Lee, Vlamakis Hera, Franzosa Eric A, Thomas Sonia, Gotman Nathan M, Rufo Paul, Baker Susan S, Sauer Cary, Markowitz James, Pfefferkorn Marian, Oliva-Hemker Maria, Rosh Joel, Otley Anthony, Boyle Brendan, Mack David, Baldassano Robert, Keljo David, LeLeiko Neal, Heyman Melvin, Griffiths Anne, Patel Ashish S, Noe Joshua, Kugathasan Subra, Walters Thomas, Huttenhower Curtis, Hyams Jeffrey, Xavier Ramnik J: Compositional and Temporal Changes in the Gut Microbiome of Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Patients Are Linked to Disease Course. Cell host & microbe 24(4): 600-610.e4, Oct 2018.

Conrad M, Bittinger K, Ren Y, Dawany N, Baldassano RN, Bushman F, Kelsen J. : Taxonomic and metabolic differences among very early onset inflammatory bowel disease older onset pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL (future) Oct 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Stein R, Liu Y, Chen Y, Baldassano RN.: A comparison of infliximab monotherapy and concomitant immunomodulator therapy in pediatric Crohn disease. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL (future) Oct 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Breton J, Kastle A, Hoffmann N, Woodcock L, Pressman N, Rogers R, Baldassano RN, Kelsen J, Albenberg L.: Efficacy of combination antibiotic therapy for refractory pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL (future) Oct 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Breton J, Devas N, Conrad M, Kelsen J, Baldassano RN, Grossman A. : Endoscopic disease recurrence after primary ileocecal resection in pediatric Crohn’s disease. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL (future) Oct 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Fusillo S, Chang V, Maxwell E, Conrad M, Stein R, Albenberg L, Grossman A, Dawany N, Piccoli D, Baldassano RN, Kelsen J.: Long-term follow-up of ustekinumab therapy for refractory pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL (future) Oct 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Lindoso Livia, Mondal Kajari, Venkateswaran Suresh, Somineni Hari K, Ballengee Cortney, Walters Thomas D, Griffiths Anne, Noe Joshua D, Crandall Wallace, Snapper Scott, Rabizadeh Shervin, Rosh Joel R, LeLeiko Neal, Guthery Stephen, Mack David, Kellermayer Richard, Gulati Ajay S, Pfefferkorn Marian D, Moulton Dedrick E, Keljo David, Cohen Stanley, Oliva-Hemker Maria, Heyman Melvin B, Otley Anthony, Baker Susan S, Evans Jonathan S, Kirschner Barbara S, Patel Ashish S, Ziring David, Stephens Michael C, Baldassano Robert, Dubinsky Marla C, Markowitz James, Denson Lee A, Hyams Jeffrey, Kugathasan Subra, Ananthakrishnan Ashwin N: The Effect of Early-Life Environmental Exposures on Disease Phenotype and Clinical Course of Crohn's Disease in Children. The American journal of gastroenterology Sep 2018.

Ballengee Cortney R, Stidham Ryan W, Liu Chunyan, Kim Mi-Ok, Prince Jarod, Mondal Kajari, Baldassano Robert, Dubinsky Marla, Markowitz James, Leleiko Neal, Hyams Jeffrey, Denson Lee, Kugathasan Subra: Association Between Plasma Level of Collagen Type III alpha 1 Chain and Development of Strictures in Pediatric Patients With Crohn's Disease. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association Sep 2018.

Kelly Daniel, Kotliar Michael, Woo Vivienne, Jagannathan Sajjeev, Whitt Jordan, Moncivaiz Jessica, Aronow Bruce J, Dubinsky Marla C, Hyams Jeffrey S, Markowitz James F, Baldassano Robert N, Stephens Michael C, Walters Thomas D, Kugathasan Subra, Haberman Yael, Sundaram Nambirajan, Rosen Michael J, Helmrath Michael, Karns Rebekah, Barski Artem, Denson Lee A, Alenghat Theresa: Microbiota-sensitive epigenetic signature predicts inflammation in Crohn's disease. JCI insight 3(18), Sep 2018.

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