Dr. Cristina Baldassari

(757) 668-9373
Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

Sleep Medicine


Medical School: Albany Medical College

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center


A Delaware native, Dr. Baldassari is an associate 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, her three children and their German shepherd, Thunder. She enjoys running, hiking and volleyball.

Research Area
Clinical Interests
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Star reviewer for the Journal of Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery
  • View Dr. Baldassari's publications at PubMed
A Note from Dr. Baldassari

"I am passionate about working with children and enjoy working in an environment where all of the staff share this same sentiment."

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A Hazard to Her Health

When 5-year-old Savannah Medina accidentally swallowed a battery, CHKD ENT surgeon Cristina Baldassari knew exactly how to help.

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