"I am passionate about working with children and enjoy working in an environment where all of the staff share this same sentiment."
Dr. Cristina Baldassari
American Board of Otolaryngology
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center
A Delaware native, Dr. Baldassari is an assistant professor in the pediatric otolaryngology department at CHKD and is involved in several professional societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has lectured on the topic of pediatric sleep apnea both regionally and nationally and is currently the associate editor for the Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, daughter and their German shepherd, Thunder. She enjoys running, hiking and volleyball.
Pediatric sleep apnea
Pediatric otolaryngology, including: ear infections, sleep apnea, neck masses and airway anomalies, and pedatric sleep disorders.
Honors & Awards
Star reviewer for the Journal of Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.