• Adjunct Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Pediatrics - Neonatology
  • Global Newborn Strategy Consultant, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Batra Maneesh

Division of Neonatology
UW Department of Pediatrics
Box 356320
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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Dr. Maneesh Batra is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology; Adjunct Professor of Global Health; and Associate Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's hospital. He 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 Global Health Pathway in 2007. He is a member of the Global Health Task Force of the American Board of Pediatrics and has served in several consulting roles to the WHO, and is currently a Global Newborn Strategy Consultant for the BMGF. He has been a collaborator on several studies evaluating etiologies and outcomes of preterm birth globally and has been involved with the clinical training of students, residents, and fellows at the UW and with the training of health workers of all levels in Kenya and Uganda.

  • MD (Stanford University)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • Hindi
Health Topics 
  • Education and Training
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)

Steenhoff AP, Crouse HL, Lukolyo H, Larson CP, Howard C, Mazhani L, Pak-Gorstein S, Niescierenko ML, Musoke P, Marshall R, Soto M, Butteris SM, Batra M, on behalf of the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force “Partnerships for Global Child Health.” Pediatrics. 2017 Oct; 140(4). PMID: 28931576

Fell DB, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Baker MG, Batra M, Beauté J, Beutels P, Bhat N, Bhutta ZA, Cohen C, De Mucio B, Gessner BD, Gravett MG, Katz MA, Knight M, Lee VJ, Loeb M, Luteijn JM, Marshall H, Nair H, Pottie K, Salam RA, Savitz DA, Serruya SJ, Skidmore B, Ortiz JR; WHO taskforce to evaluate influenza data to inform vaccine impact and economic modeling. “Influenza epidemiology and immunization during pregnancy: Final report of a World Health Organization working group.” Vaccine. 2017 Oct 13;35(43):5738-5750. PMID: 28867508

St Clair NE, Pitt MB, Bakeera-Kitaka S, McCall N, Lukolyo H, Arnold LD, Audcent T, Batra M, Chan K, Jacquet GA, Schutze GE, Butteris S, on behalf of the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force. “Global Health: Preparation for Working in Resource-Limited Setting.” Pediatrics. 2017 Nov; 140(5). PMID: 29074610

Hedstrom A, Gove NE, Mayock DE, Batra M. "Performance of the Silverman Andersen Respiratory Severity Score in predicting pCO2 and respiratory support in newborns: A prospective cohort study." J Perinatology. 2018 Feb 9; (epub ahead of print). PMID: 29426853.

Pak Gorstein S, Batra M, Johnston B, Grow M, Grant A, Shugerman R, Lago S, Stapleton FB, McPhillips H. “Training Pediatricians to Address Health Disparities: An Innovative Residency Track Combining Global Health with Community Pediatrics and Advocacy.” Academic Medicine. (^co-first authors) 2018 May 29 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29847326.