Cristina Baldassari, MD



American Board of Otolaryngology

Sleep Medicine



Medical School:

Albany Medical College


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


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 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.

Clinical Interests:


  • Pediatric sleep apnea

Honors and Awards:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Distinguished Service Award
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Star Reviewer for the Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery



View Dr. Baldassari’s publications at PubMed

Contact Info:

(757) 668-9327



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