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Maneesh Batra, MD, MPH

Associated with Fellowship(s)
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
Professional Bio

Clinical InterestsNewborn health, survival, and long‐term outcomes in developed and developing country settings.

Scholarly FocusDr. Batra has two primary scholarly interests. The first is capacity building in resource limited settings, including human resource capacity, and the second is synthesis of existing solutions and adaptation of interventions to these settings. He helped to develop, implement, and direct the University of Washington Pediatric Residency REACH (Resident Education and Advocacy for Child Health) Pathway in 2007. He was a founding member and is currently a member of the executive steering committee of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Global Health Pediatric Education Group. He is a member of the Education and Training Committee and the Global Health Task Force of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). He has served in several consulting roles to the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been a Global Newborn Strategy Consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) since 2019. He has been a collaborator on several studies evaluating etiologies and outcomes of preterm birth globally. In addition, Dr. Batra has established an additional area of scholarly contribution in graduate medical education. He has been involved with 4 multi‐center national studies, which have evaluated resident professionalism, duty hours and the learning environment. Most recently, he is a founding member of the Pediatric Residency Burnout and Resilience Study Consortium which now includes over 60 pediatric residency programs aligned to measure, characterize and to develop interventions to promote resident wellbeing.  He became interim head of the Division of Neonatology in 2022.

Research Funding

2022 - 2025           Sustaining and Training for Resilience, Engagement and Meaning (STREAM).  Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Role: Co-Investigator, Effort 5%). Total Award: $ 2,081,016

2019 ‐ 2023 Newborn Health Consultant, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Team, (Effort 20%)

2015‐Present Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Endowment for International Child Health Research and Education), Seattle Children’s Foundation

Role: Manager and StewardPrincipal: $500,000, Annual Disbursement: $25,000

Administration/Education RolesInterim Division Chief, Neonatology, and co‐director of the REACH Pathway within the Residency Program (global health and community pediatrics/advocacy). He is involved with the clinical training of students, residents, and fellows at the University of Washington and with the training of health workers of all levels in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.