Christina B. Bales, MD

Christina B. Bales, MD

Christina Bales, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and Medical Director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Short Bowel Syndrome, Failure to thrive, Alagille syndrome
Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-590-3630

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

General Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Otolaryngology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Gastroenterology (Chief Fellow) - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Hepatology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Medical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Youngstrom, DL, Dishowitz, MI, Bales CB, Carr E, Mutyaba PL, Kozloff, KM, Shitaye H, Hankenson KD, and Loomes, KM.: Jagged1 expression by osteoblast-lineage cells regulates trabecular bone mass and periosteal expansion in mice    Bone 91: 64-74, October 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2016.07.006.

2014

Duffy E, Carlow DC, Bales C, Treat J: Spurious elevation of aspartate aminotransferase in a patient on isotretenoin. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology 71(4): 132-3, Oct 2014.

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 complication 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

Abstracts

2015

Menchise AN, Barsky DL, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, Terry NA, Bales CB: The evolution of essential fatty acid deficiency in pediatric intestinal failure patients on chronic parenteral nutrition in the setting of intravenous fat emulsion restriction. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Long Beach, CA, Poster Presentation 2015.

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. 

Books

2015

Bales C: Jejunal and Ileal Atresia and Obstruction. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition 2015.

Bales, C: Duodenal obstruction. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition 2015.

Chapters

2013

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

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.

Posters and Presentations

2015

Menchise AN, Barsky DL, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, Terry NA, Bales CB: The evolution of essential fatty acid deficiency in pediatric intestinal failure patients on chronic parenteral nutrition in the setting of intravenous fat emulsion restriction. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Long Beach, CA, Poster Presentation 2015.

Invited Lectures

2015

"Ethanol Lock Therapy in Children with Intestinal Failure:  Infection Prevention and Vascular Preservation" Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Washington, DC

2014

"Bone and Health in Alagille Syndrome," Alagille Family Day, Norfolk, Virginia

2012

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

Awards and Honors

2016-2017, Alan R. Cohen Master Clinician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2015, CHOP Gastroenterology Fellow's Faculty Nutrition Teaching Award

2014, CHOP Gastroenterology Division Faculty Honor Roll for Excellence in Teaching

2014, Selected Invitee American Gastroenterology Association Women's Leadership Conference

2012, CHOP Gastroenterology Division Faculty Honor Roll for Excellence in Teaching

2011, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 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

2002, Merck Manual Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2001, Alpha Omega Alpha

2001, Dean's Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1990, David B. Jutten Romance Language Award, Colgate University

1989, Phi Beta Kappa

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2014-2016, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

Academic and institutional committees

2015-2016, Division of Gastroenterology Committee to Improve Home PN Safety, member
2014-present, Clinical Competency Committee, member
2011-present, Chairman's Initiative to Reduce Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Outpatient Setting, Department of Pediatrics

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

International

2007-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)

 - 2013-present, Public Education Committee Nominated Member

National

2007-present, American Gastroenterological Association