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Anjan S Batra, MD

Dr. Batra has staff privileges at CHOC Orange & CHOC Mission

Location

Specialties:
Cardiology
Cardiac Electrophysiology

Special Interests:
Electrophysiology

Research Focus:
Arrhythmia, cardiopulmonary exercise

Languages:
Hindi
Punjabi
Spanish

Published Works:

Physician / Researcher Bio

As a respected leading researcher in pediatric cardiology, Dr. Batra and his colleagues are involved in two multicenter arrhythmia studies. In one of the studies, he and his team are studying anti-arrhythmic medications for infant supraventricular tachycardia. In the other study, Dr. Batra and his team are investigating the incidence of arrhythmias in lateral tunnel versus the extracardiac Fontan procedure.

On the forefront of pediatric cardiology research and innovation, Dr. Batra continues to work on research aimed at helping children with heart disease. His research and scientific findings are reflected in over 40 publications in prestigious national journals and text books. Dr. Batra is currently teaming with his colleagues at CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine in three studies. He and his associates are proud to host a core lab for cardiopulmonary exercise tests for patients receiving a prosthetic pulmonary valve as part of the MELODY study funded by Medtronic UC Irvine.

In addition to leading research at UC Irvine, Dr. Batra is involved in a number of other ongoing research projects. One such project is the long-term, open-label safety study of atomoxetine hydrochloride in patients 6 years and older with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Dedicated to his field, Dr. Batra is board certified in pediatric cardiology. He attended medical school at Ohio State University and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He is designated as a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) and is certified in electrophysiology, specifically arrhythmia management and device implantation.

Nationally recognized for his expertise, Dr. Batra was given the Metcoff Award for outstanding research presentation from the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research. He received the best research poster award from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the Physician of Excellence award from the Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Batra is consistently voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors by the Orange County Medical Assocation. He speaks fluent Hindi, Punjabi and Spanish.




Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Cardiology, CHOC Children's
  • Medical Director, Electrophysiology, CHOC Children's

Academic Appointments

  • Vice Chair, Pediatrics, UC Irvine, School of Medicine

Education

  • Certificate for Leadership in Health Care Transformation
    UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business
  • Graduate Education- M.S. (Environmental Health) (in progress)
    University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
  • EP Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Cardiology Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Pediatric Residency
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Pediatrics Internship
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Medical School
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics-General

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of Excellence
    OCMA, Multiple years
  • Maureen DiMarco Award
    Orange County School Boards Association for the “Life Threatening Events Associated with Pediatric Sports (LEAPS) Initiative”

Published Works

Lu D, Farahmand P, Batra AS. Arrhythmias after Fontan Procedure at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, Irvine, CA. 2008.

Hansen EB, Poole TA, Nguyen VN, Stehli A, Lerner MA, Kapelinski A, Wigal TL, Shannon K, Knight L, Wigal SB, Batra AS. Prevalence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. 2008.

Mikesell CE, Bronicki R, Domico M, Anas N, Batra AS. The Utility of Monitoring Venous Oxygen Saturations from the Inferior Vena Cava. Pediatric Cardiology Intensive Care Society Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, 2008.

Mikesell CE, Anas N, Domico M, Bronicki R, Batra AS. Right ventricular Synchronzation Therapy Following Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot. Pediatric Cardiology Intensive Care Society Annual Meeting, Miami, Fl. 2008.

Mikesell CE, Bronicki R, Domico M, Anas N, Batra AS. Right Ventricular Pacing For Right Bundle Branch Block During The Postoperative Period. Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. 2009.

Batra AS. Evolving concepts in the management of arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease. Congenital Cardiology Today. 2010;8:14.

Batra AS, Cooper D, Zakheim R, Daniels C, Yung D, Garfano R, Rhodes J. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing To Evaluate Consequences Of Transcutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation. Oral presentation at American Heart Association Annual Meeting. Circulation 2010.

Priromprintr B, Cooper D, Zakheim R, Daniels C, Yung D, Garfano R, Rhodes J, Batra AS. What is the arrhythmia burden on exercise testing in young adults with right-sided heart disease? Melody Trial. Oral presentation at Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA 2011.

Floyd A, Sah S, Chang AC, Batra AS. Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Death in Orange County. Oral presentation at Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA 2011.

Batra AS, Priromprintr B, Cooper D, Zakheim R, Daniels C, Yung D, Garfano R, Rhodes J. What is the arrhythmia burden on exercise testing in young adults with right-sided heart disease? Melody Trial. Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2011.

Charles B, Freedenberg V, Atallah J, Balaji S, BarCohen Y, Batra AS, et al. Results of the Pediatric Lead Extractability and Survival Evaluation (PLEASE) Study. Oral presentation at American Heart Association Annual Meeting. Circulation 2011.

Serena Sah S, Floyd A, Chang A, Batra AS. Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Death in Orange County, CA. Oral presentation at Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 2012.

Cheng T, Batra AS. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Registry for Orange County, CA. Oral presentation at Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 2012.

Cortez D, Batra AS, Schlegel T. Improving Screening Methods in pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy using the Spatial QRS-T angle. Oral presentation at Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 2012.

Serena Sah S, Floyd A, Chang A, Batra AS. Collaborative Model of Pre-Participation ECG Screening and Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention Programs for Competitive High School Athletes. 4th Congress of Asia-Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society Annual Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012.

Balaji S, Bradley DJ, Etheridge SP, Law IH, Singh AK, Gajewski KK, Singh HR, Batra AS, Tsao S, Tisma-Dupanovic S, Tateno S, Takamuro M, Nakajima H, Sanatani S, Roos-Hesselink JW, Shah M. Arrhythmias After the Fontan Operation; Which is Superior: Intracardiac Lateral Tunnel or Extracardiac Conduit? An International Multicenter Study of 1271 Patients. Oral presentation at American Heart Association Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. Circulation 2012.

Mohari N, Batra AS. Prospective Randomized controlled study of bipolar versus unipolar temporary epicardial pacin pacing leads in patients after surgery for congenital heart disease: interim analysis. Society of critical care medicine 42nd Critical Care Congress, Puerto Rico. January 2013.

Tuozo F, Ellis T, Batra AS. Comparison of Radiofrequency Ablation vs. Cryoablation for Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia in Pediatrics. Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2013.

Mohari N, Gates R, Starr J, Domico M, Batra AS. Clinical Reliability Of Bipolar Versus Unipolar Temporary Epicardial Pacing Leads In Patients After Surgery For Congenital Heart Disease: Interim Results Of A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study. Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2013.

Ellis T, Tuozo F, Batra AS. Comparison of Radiofrequency Ablation vs. Cryoablation for Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia in Pediatrics. Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, May 2013.

Cortez D, Shelly M, Jean C, Sharma N, Batra AS. Improving Screening Methods for Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Using the Spatial QRS-T Angle. 17th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Orlando, Florida, September 2013.


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