Maneesh Batra, MD, MPH

Maneesh Batra, MD, MPH


On staff since July 2007

Children's Title: Associate Director - Pediatric Residency Program

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Global Health

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I strive to partner with families to provide the most appropriate, compassionate, and humanistic care possible. Whether I am providing aggressive medical intervention or intensive supportive care at the end of life, my philosophy is to be present for the family, and ever-aware of the honor they have given me in entrusting me with their child's well-being."

  • Maneesh Batra, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at the University of Washington. He is also Associate Director of the pediatric residency program and is Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health. Dr. Batra's research focuses on epidemiology and newborn health, survival and long-term outcomes in developed and developing country settings.

    Dr. Batra has been involved with a series of studies involving the Washington State Birth Events Records Database (BERD) including: environmental risk factors for ventricular septal defects, pregnancy outcomes among Somali women, risk factors for recurrent shoulder dystocia, and effects of mode of delivery on pregnancy and newborn outcomes. His primary interests revolve around improving newborn care in resource-poor settings. Dr. Batra has been involved with developing guidelines of care in a special care nursery in central Uganda since 2002. He is also a core investigator for the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirths (GAPPS) and is involved with the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (WHO/UNICEF).

    • Melissa Richland, Washington 12.20.11

      Dr. Batra is a wonderful Doctor who takes the time to talk to you as well as listen to your concerns. I very much appreciated his attention to detail and his willingness to listen as well as talk. Thank you Dr. Batra! Augustus' Mom and Dade

    • Erin Missoula, MT 04.16.11

      I would highly recommend Dr. Batra as a very knowledgable and easy-to-talk-to doctor in a field that can be very intimidating to parents. My husband and I truly appreciated the time he spent explaining Irelyn's condition and medical treatments. Thank you so much.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
    Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • McAdams RM, Erdenebileg A, Batra M, Zagd G
      Attitudes of Healthcare Providers towards Non-initiation and Withdrawal of Neonatal Resuscitation for Preterm Infants in Mongolia
      Journal Health, Population and Nutrition, 2012 Sept. : 30(3)346-352
    • Suchdev PS, Shah A, Derby K, Hall L, Schubert C, Pak-Gorstein S, Howard C, Wagner S, Anspacher M, Staton S, O'Callahan C, Herran M, Arnold L, Steward C, Kamat D, Batra M, Gutman J
      A Model Curriculum in Global Child Health for Pediatric Residents
      Academic Pediatrics, 2012 May - 2012 June : 12(3)229-237

    Other Publications

    • McAdams RM, McPherson RJ, Batra M, Gerelmaa Z
      Characterization of Health Care Provider Attitudes Toward Parental Involvement in Neonatal Resuscitation-Related Decision Making in Mongolia.
      23807716 Maternal and child health journal, 2013 June 27
    • McAdams RM, Erdenebileg A, Batra M, Gerelmaa Z
      Attitudes of healthcare providers towards non-initiation and withdrawal of neonatal resuscitation for preterm infants in Mongolia.
      23082636 Journal of health, population, and nutrition, 2012 Sept. : 30(3)346-52 PMCID:PMC3489950
    • Suchdev PS, Shah A, Derby KS, Hall L, Schubert C, Pak-Gorstein S, Howard C, Wagner S, Anspacher M, Staton D, O'Callahan C, Herran M, Arnold L, Stewart CC, Kamat D, Batra M, Gutman J
      A proposed model curriculum in global child health for pediatric residents.
      22484282 Academic pediatrics, 2012 May : 12(3)229-37


Board Certification(s)

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford
Public Health, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle


Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Newborn health in developed and developing countries
Global neonatal health, survival and long-term outcomes