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Claudia F. Baldassano, MD

Claudia F. Baldassano, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Dr. Baldassano is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Psychiatry, 1999

Clinical Expertise:

  • Independent Medical Exam (IME)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Psychiatry

    Penn Behavioral Health 3535 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • CVS Health
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine

Education and Training

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Memberships

American Medical Association, American Neurology Association, American Psychiatric Association., Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, Physicians for Social Responsibility,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Baldassano is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Baldassano CF, Kim DR, Marangel L, Sachs GS, Thase ME.: Gender Differences in Bipolar Disorder: Data from STEP 500 presented 155th Annual Meeting of the Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA : 2002.

Baldassano CF, Ghaemi SN, Lipari M.: Zonisamide in Bipolar Outpatients with Depression. American Epilepsy Society : 2002.

Sachs GS, Baldassano CF, Ghaemi SN, Truman CJ: Comorbidity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with early onset versus late onset bipolar disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 157(3) : 466-468,2000.

Baldassano CF.: Approach to the patient with headache. The MGH Guide to Psychiatry in Primary Care. New York: McGraw-Hill Publications : 1998.

Baldassano CF.: Approach to the patient with dizziness. The MGH Guide to Psychiatry in Primary Care. New York: McGraw-Hill Publications : 1998.

Baldassano CF, Shriver A, Demopulos CM, Sachs GS: Obstetrical complications in early versus late onset bipolar illness. Poster presentation,150th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Diego California : 1997.

Ghaemi SN, Sachs GS, Baldassano CF, Truman CJ: Acute treatment of bipolar disorder with adjunctive risperidone in outpatients. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 42 : 196-199,1997.

Baldassano CF, Truman CJ, Nierenberg AA, Ghaemi SN, Sachs GS: Akathisia: a review and case report following paroxetine treatment. Psychiatry Review, Issue I : 1997.

Ghaemi SN, Sachs GS, Baldassano CF, Truman CJ: Insight in seasonal affective disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry 38 (6): 1997.

Ghaemi SN, Sachs GS, Baldassano CF, Truman CJ.: Insight in seasonal affective disorder: results of a treatment trial. Poster presentation, 149th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York : 1996.

Academic Contact Info

3535 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Outpatient Psychiatry

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 746-7175
Fax: (215) 573-5668
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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