Robert N. Baldassano

Center Director

Robert N. Baldassano is the Colman Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He completed his Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship at CHOP. Dr. Baldassano’s research focuses on improving the care of children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He has been instrumental in developing an international consortium for the study of the genes responsible for causing pediatric IBD and has chaired multiple national and international programs relating to pediatric IBD.

Dr. Baldassano is on the editorial advisory board for five journals. He has published greater than 150 papers on pediatric IBD and is editor of two pediatric IBD textbooks.