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Donald Batisky, MD

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Director, Pediatric Hypertension Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Professor
Division of Nephrology
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Education

• Medical Degree: Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
• Residency: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
• Fellowship: Pediatric Nephrology, LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN
• Undergraduate Degree: Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio
 

Medical Interests

• Pediatric kidney disease
• Pediatric hypertension
• Medical student education
• Professionalism


Areas of research interest include:

• Pediatric kidney disease
• Pediatric hypertension
• Medical student education
• Professionalism


Professional/Scientific Societies

• American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
• American Academy of Pediatrics
• American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Nephrology
• National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
• Southern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions


Honors/Awards

• Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc., 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003, 1998
• Best Doctors in Atlanta, Atlanta Magazine, 2017, 2016
• Excellence and Service, Emory University PreHealth Mentoring Office, 2011
• Recognition Award, Alpha Epsilon Delta, The Ohio State University, 2009
• Professor of the Year, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2009
• Recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 2005
• Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, inaugural chapter, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 2005
• Excellence in Teaching Award for the Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 2004
• Magna cum laude, Hiram College, 1983


Publications

Lande M, Adams H, Kupferman J, Hooper S, Szilagyi P, Batisky DL: A Multicenter Study of Neurocognition in Children with Hypertension: Methods, Challenges, and Solutions. J Am Soc Hypertens (2013) Jun 20. pii: S1933-1711(13)00092-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2013.05.003. Epub 2013 Jun 20.

Taasoobshirazi K, Batisky DL: When listening for hoofbeats, sometimes there are zebras—an interesting case of a teenager with edema and high blood pressure: Questions. Ped Nephrol, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s00467-013-2735-x

Taasoobshirazi K, Batisky DL: When listening for hoofbeats, sometimes there are zebras—an interesting case of a teenager with edema and high blood pressure: Answers. Ped Nephrol,(2014) DOI 10.1007/s00467-013-2738-7

Lande MB, Hooper SR, Batisky DL, Kupferman JC, Szilagyi PG, Samuels JA, Adams HR: Sleep Disordered Breathing as Measured by SRBD-PSQ and Neurocognition in Children With Hypertension. Am J Hypertens (2014) DOI 10.1093/ajh/hpu180

Chatterton-Kirchmeier S, Chakraborty R, Camacho-Gonzalez A, McCracken CE, Batisky DL: Increased Prevalence of Elevated Blood Pressures in HIV-Infected Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. Pediatr Infect Dis J (2015) DOI 10.1097/INF.0000000000000695

Bussenius H, Batisky DL, Wold JL, Chalmers S, Williams BL: Pedia BP Program: Addressing Pediatric Blood Pressure Readings Using a Smartphone Application. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (2015) July/August; 11 (7): 726-729.

Nelson D, Neu AM, Abraham A, Amaral S, Batisky D, Fadrowski J. Immunogenicity of Human Papillomavirus Recombinant Vaccine (Gardasil®) in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease. Clin J Am SocNephrol. 2016 May 6; 11 (5): 776-84. DOI: 10.2215/CJN.09690915. Epub 2016 Apr 7.

Manning K, Abraham C, Kim JS, et al. Preparing the Ground for Interprofessional Education: Getting to know Each Other. J Hum Rehabil. Published online 20 June 2016 at journalofhumanitiesinrehabilitation.org

Lande MB, Batisky DL, Kupferman JC, Samuels J, Hooper SR, Falkner B, Waldstein SR, Szilagyi PG, Wang H, Staskiewicz J, Adams HR. Neurocognitive Function in Children with Primary Hypertension. J Pediatr 2017 Jan; 180: 148-155 e1. DOI 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.076. Epub 2016 Spet 29


Review articles

Batisky DL: Blood pressure variability, prehypertension, and hypertension in adolescents. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics (2012) May; 3: 43-50.

Batisky DL: What Is the Optimal First-Line Agent in Children Requiring Antihypertensive Medication? Current Hypertension Reports (2012) DOI 10.1007/s11906-012-0302-7

Nadeem S, Batisky DL: Aliskerin, the First Direct Renin Inhibitor: Assessing a role in pediatric hypertension and kidney diseases. Ped Nephrol (2014) Nov; 29 (11): 2105-11. DOI 10.1007/s00467-013-2716-0. Epub 2013 Dec 14.

Batisky DL: Neonatal hypertension. Clin Perinatol. (2014) Sep;41(3):529-42. DOI:10.1016/j.clp.2014.05.004. Epub 2014 Jul 29.

Batisky DL: Treatment: Special Conditions: Assessing Blood Pressure in Children & Adolescents. American Society of Hypertension (ASH) Self-Assessment Manual in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension (2014) DOI 10.1016/j.jash.2014.12.004

Batisky DL: Helping Hospitalized Patients with Hypertension: The Case for Hydralazine. J Pediatr (2016) Jan; 168: 9-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.09.071. Epub 2015 Oct 17.


Book chapters

Batisky D, Janjua H: Renal Vascular Disease in the Newborn, In C.A. Gleason and S. Devaskar (Ed.) Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, 9th Edition. Elsevier, 9th Edition, 2012, pp. 1235-1244.

Bidwell DR, Batisky DL: The Roles of Identity and Wisdom in a Spirituality of Hope among Children with End-stage Renal Disease, In K.E. Lawson (Ed.) Understanding Children's Spirituality: Theology, Research, and Practice. Cascade Books, An Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, OR, 2012, pp. 399-418.

Batisky DL: Childhood Obesity and Blood Pressure Regulation, In J Flynn, J Ingelfinger, R Portman (Ed.) Pediatric Hypertension, 3rd Edition. Springer, New York, 2013, pp. 253-266.


Manuals, videos, computer programs, and other teaching aids

Baker-Smith C, Batisky D, Feig D, Flynn J, Kershaw D, Meyers K. EQIPP: Hypertension Identification and Management [online course]. PediaLink. American Academy of Pediatrics. Updated 5/15/2015. http://bit.ly/hypertensionQI.


Letters to the Editor

Lande MB,Kupferman, JC, Hooper SR, Pavlakis SG, Batisky DL, Adams HR, Blood Pressure and School Performance, Psychosom Med. 2014 Feb;76(2):163-6. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000033. Epub 2014 Jan 26.

Chatterton-Kirchmeier S, Camacho-Gonzalez AF, Batisky DL, Chakraborty R. In Reply: Increased Prevalance of Elevated Blood Pressures in HIV-Infected Children, Adolescetns and Young Adults. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Jul; 35 (7): 825. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001179.

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