• Adjunct Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Pediatrics - Neonatology
Batra Maneesh

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

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Dr. Maneesh Batra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology; Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health; Co-director of the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children; and Associate Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. He is Co-Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association Global Health Special Interest Group, a member of the Executive Steering Committee of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Global Health Pediatric Education Group, and a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force.

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, and Uganda.

In addition to medical education, his scholarly interests include newborn outcomes in developed and developing country settings. His primary interests revolve around improving newborn care in resource-poor settings. He has been involved with developing guidelines of care in a special care nursery in central Uganda since 2002.

  • MD (Stanford University)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • Hindi
Health Topics 
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • 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.