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Christina Bales, MD

Attending Physician

Medical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania

Abstracts

2013

Bales CB, Calabria AC, Zhang H, Swarr DT, Sainath N, Begany M, Bingham E, Johnson D, Kirpalani HM, Deardorff MA: Profound Cortical Hyperostosis in Preterm Infants with Chronic Lung Disease and Intestinal Failure. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, Washington, DC 2013.

2011

Bales CB, Dishowitz M, Carr E, Silvis L, Hansenson KD, Loomes KM. Jag1 in osteogenesis: clinical implications for Alagille syndrome [abstract oral presentation]. Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN); 2011; Orlando, FL. 

Awards

2011, NASPGHAN Fellow Research Award
2010, American Society for Transplantation Fellows Symposium Travel Award
2009, Studies for Pediatric Liver Disease and Transplantation (SPLIT) Travel Award
2009, National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Award
2007, Tools for Skeletal Research Workshop at Yale University Travel Award
2002, AWMA Scholar Citation, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2001, Dean's Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2001, Alpha Omega Alpha
1990, David B. Jutten Romance Language Award, Colgate University
1990, Phi Beta Kappa

Books

Chapters

2013

Bales CB: Hepatomegaly. Schwartz's Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 5th edition. Zorc JJ (eds.). Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins: Baltimore, MD, in press, 2013 Notes: In press.

2012

Bales, CB: Food Poisoning and Food-Bourne Illness. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 6th Edition. In Schwartz, MW, Bell LM, Bingham PM, et al. (Eds.) (eds.). Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA, 2012, 2012.

2011

Bales C, Liacouras CA. Jejunal and ileal atresia and obstruction. In: Kliegman RM, Bonita MD, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW, Schor N, Behrman RE, editors. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2011. p. 1278.

Bales C, Liacouras CA. Duodenal obstruction. In: Kliegman RM, Bonita MD, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW, Schor N, Behrman RE, editors. Nelson textbook of pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2011. p. 1277.

2008

Bales CB. Food poisoning and food-bourne illness. In: Schwartz MW, Bell LM, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Loomes KM, Mamula P, Mascarenhas M, Tanel RE, editors. The 5-minute pediatric consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2008. p. 332-33.

2001

Miller SM, Fang CY, Diefenbach MA, Bales C. Tailoring psychosocial interventions to the individual's health information processing style: the influence of monitoring versus blunting in health and disease. In: Baum A, Andersen B, editors. Psychosocial interventions for cancer. Washington (DC): American Psychological Association; 2001. p. 343-62.

1999

Miller SM, Green VA, Bales C. What you don't know can hurt you: a cognitive social framework for understanding children's responses to stress. In: Lewis M, Ramsay D, editors. Soothing and stress. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 1999. p. 257-92.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2012-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care
2013-present, Reviewer, Hormone Research in Pediatrics
2011, Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Nutrition

Academic and institutional committees

2011-present, Member, Chairman's Initiative to Reduce Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Outpatient Setting

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
American Gastroenterological Association

New Media

Bales CB. Bone health and Alagille syndrome [instructional video]. Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2008.

Original Papers

2010

Bales C, Kamath BM, Munoz PS, Nguyen A, Piccoli DA, Spinner NB, et al. Pathologic lower extremity fractures in children with Alagille syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Jul;51(1):66-70. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20453673. Read the article

2009

Bales C, Sobol S, Wetmore R, Elden LM. Lateral sinus thrombosis as a comoplication of otitis media: 10-year experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Pediatrics. 2009 Feb;123(2):709-13. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19171642. Read the article

Posters and Presentations

2013

"Cholestasis and Alagille Syndrome," Grand Rounds lecture, St. Peter's Hospital, New Brunwick, NJ. Jan 2013.

2012

"Short Bowel Syndrome: The Long and the Short of It," Neonatology Divisional Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Jan 2012.

"Cholestasis and Alagille Syndrome," Neonatology Divisional Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Feb 2012.

"Short Bowel Syndrome: The Long and Short of It," Care of the Surgical Neonate National Nursing Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Oct 2012.

2011

Bales C. Blood vessel abnormalities and risk of bleeding in Alagille syndrome [invited lecture]. Alagille Syndrome Family Education Seminar; 2011 Jun; Chicago, IL.

Bales C. Bone health and Alagille syndrome [invited lecture]. Alagille Syndrome Family Education Seminar; 2011 Jun; Chicago, IL.

2010

Bales C. Biliary atresia: complications and solutions [invited lecture]. Biliary Atresia Family Education Day, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Apr; Philadelphia, PA.

2009

Bales C. Fractures in Alagille syndrome: a potential role for Jag1 in osteogenesis? [invited lecture]. Philadelphia Bone and Hard-Tissues Discussions and Seminars, Drexel University; 2001 Dec; Philadelphia, PA.

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