Dr. Batshaw received his M.D. from the University of Chicago, completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children and a clinical fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He remained on the faculty of John Hopkins between 1975 and 1988 directing the metabolism research program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and serving as President of the Faculty Senate at JHMI.
In 1988 he was recruited to the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Physician-in-chief of the Children’s Seashore House, a child development and rehabilitation hospital. He also chaired the Committee on Appointments and Promotions at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1998 Dr. Batshaw has been Chief Academic Officer at Children’s National Medical Center and Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at George Washington University. In this position he directs all educational/training and research activities at Children’s National and serves as Director of the Children’s Research Institute.
In 2012 Dr. Batshaw also became Interim Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Batshaw has spent his entire career in the care of children with developmental disabilities. He has published over 200 articles and reviews and is senior editor of the classic textbook, Children with Disabilities, now in its 7th ed. With over 200,000 in print.
Dr. Batshaw's research has focused on inborn errors of urea synthesis, in which he is considered an international authority in development and testing of innovative therapies. He is currently P.I. of an NIH funded Rare Diseases Clinical Research Center on Urea Cycle Disorders and of an NIH program project grant on adenoassociated gene therapy in a model of ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency.
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