Erich Batra, MD

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    1992 …2024

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    Research interests

    Dr. Erich Batra’s research interests have focused on childhood injury and prevention. For over 15 years he has been involved with the Child Death Review program, which uses a multi-disciplinary approach to reviewing preventable causes of death in children. He has been involved with this on a local, state and national level. From this work he found his two main areas of research – infant safe sleep and youth suicide prevention.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Erich Batra has been involved with medical education for the majority of his professional career. Currently, he supervises residents in the inpatient adult setting. He is also very excited to teach medical students. He is a medical society advisor/coach for the Foundations of Patient Centered Care course for medical students. In this role, he mentors new physicians on how to take history and physicals and help them get ready for their clinical years. In addition, Dr. Batra advises 4-5 students per year for all four years of their medical school. He also often has students accompany him in the outpatient setting.

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Erich Batra enjoys seeing patients of all ages, newborns to geriatrics. He practices outpatient medicine at the Penn State Health Palmyra office where he sees all ages. He also enjoys rounding on the adult inpatient residency service, where he supervises residents taking care of patients in the hospital. In addition, Dr. Batra sees patients at a local nursing home in Lebanon, PA.

    Professional information

    Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999

    Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1998

    Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics, 1998

    Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Residency, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center/Carl Hayden VA Medical Center

    … → 1998

    Internship, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center/Carl Hayden VA Medical Center

    … → 1995

    MD, University of Virginia

    … → 1994

    BA, University of Virginia

    … → 1990


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