Dr. Cristina Baldassari

(757) 668-9327
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 a 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 Chair of the Sleep Disorders Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She is also the recipient of numerous grants to support her research focused on improving the care of children with sleep apnea.

She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, her three children and their puppy, Dean. She enjoys running, hiking and volleyball.

Research Area
  • Pediatric sleep apnea
Clinical Interests
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Distinguished Service Award
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • 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."