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Mark L. Batshaw, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Children’s National Medical Center

Physician-in-Chief, Children’s National Medical Center

The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Neurogenetics

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Translational Science
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Ped/Neurodevelop. Disabilities
National Provider Identifier1639250442

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Mark Batshaw, MD, is Physician-in-Chief of Children's National Medical Center, where he also serves as director of the Children's Research Institute. He is chairman of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Batshaw completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at the University of Chicago. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, and his post-doctoral fellowship in neurodevelopmental pediatrics at the Kennedy Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Batshaw has spent his entire career in the care of children with developmental disabilities. His research focus is inborn errors of urea synthesis, in which he is considered an international authority in development and testing of innovative therapies. He has published more than 200 articles and reviews and is the senior editor of the classic textbook, Children with Disabilities, now in its seventh edition. Dr. Batshaw lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Karen, an international adoption social worker. They have three adult children.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PABachelor of Arts Natural Science 1963 -1967
Medical School University of Chicago Doctor of Medicine 1967 -1971
In the News

National & International Recognitions
Mentor of the YearEastern Society for Pediatric Research2006
Arnold J. Capute AwardAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2006
The Arc's Distinguished Research Award2006
Outstanding Learning Disabled AchieversLab School of Washington2005
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Scholar1983
Alexander Schaffer Teaching AwardJohns Hopkins Medical School1982
Basical O'Connor Starter AwardNational Foundation1980

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
President (1994-1997)Mental Retardation Research Centers1990 - 2013
MemberAmerican Pediatric Society1989 - 2013
MemberEtiologic Therapeutic Interventions (NICHD)Epigenetics Basics of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)2010 - 2010
MemberNICHDCognition Workshop for the NICHD Vision process2010 - 2010
Committee MemberRare Diseases Clinical Research NetworkSteering Committee2008 - 2010
MemberAdvancing Rare Diseases Research theough Networks and Collaboration Committee2009 - 2009
MemberSociety for Developmental PediatricsBoard of Directors1992 - 2009
MemberSociety for Inherited Metabolic DisordersBoard of Directors1991 - 2009
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
MemberAssociation of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
MemberAmerican Association of University Affiliated Programs
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal Investigator1P01HD057247 NIH, NICHD2008 - 2016
Principal InvestigatorRare Disease CRC-Urea Cycle DisordersO'Malley Family Foundation2010 - 2015
Principal Investigator1K12HD001399NIH, NICHD2001 - 2015
Principal InvestigatorGene Therapy in OTC Deficiency Kettering Family Foundation2002 - 2014
Principal Investigator3U54 HD061221-06S1 NIH, NICHD2009 - 2011
Principal InvestigatorM01RR020359NIH, NCRR2005 - 2010
Principal InvestigatorM01RR020359NIH, NCRR2005 - 2010
Principal InvestigatorUrea Cycle Disorders ResearchThe Kettering Fund2005 - 2009
Principal InvestigatorP30HD040677 NIH, NICHD2001 - 2008
Principal InvestigatorP30HD040677 NIH, NICHD2001 - 2008
Principal Investigator1G20RR15248-01A2 NIH, NCRR 2002 - 2003
Principal Investigator1C06RR14515-01 NIH, NCRR1999 - 2002
Read more about the research interests of Mark L. Batshaw
Journal Article, Gyato, K., Wray, J., Huang, Z.J., Yudkoff, M., Batshaw, M.L. (2004), Metabolic and Neuropsychological Phenotype in Women Heterozygous for Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency, Annals of Neurology, 55, 1, 80-86.

Journal Article, Raper, S.E., Tazelaar, J., Chirmule, N., Lee, F.S., Bagg, A., Wilson, J.M., Batshaw, M.L. (2003), Fatal Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome in a Orthinine Transcarbamylase Deficient Patient Following Adenoviral Gene Transfer, Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, 80, 148-159.

Journal Article, Raper, S.E., Yudkoff, M., Chirmule, N., Gao, G.P., Haskal, Z.J., Nunes, F., Propert, K., Robinson, M.B., Speicher, L., Tazelaar, J., Wivel, N., Wilson, J.M., Batshaw, M.L. (2002), A Pilot Study of In Vivo Liver Directed Gene Transfer With an Adenoriral Vector in Subjects with Partial Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency, Gene Therapy, 13, 163-175.

Journal Article, Acosta, M., Gallo, V., Batshaw, M.L. (2002), Brain Development and the Ontogeny of Developmental Disabilities, Advanced Pediatrics, 49, 1-57.

Journal Article, Batshaw, M.L., Towbin, K.E. (2001), The Origins of Autism, Pediatric Research, 50, 1, 1-2.

Journal Article, Ye, X., Zimmer, K.P., Brown, R., Pabin, C., Batshaw, M.L. (2001), Differences in the Human and Mouse Amino Terminal Leader Peptides of Ornithine Transcarbamylase Affect Mitochondrial Import and Efficacy of Adenoviral Vectors, Human Gene Therapy, 12, 1935-1946.

Journal Article, Ye, X., Mitchell, M., Newman, K., Batshaw, M.L. (2001), Prospects for Prenatal Gene Therapy in Disorders Causing Mental Retardation, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 7, 1, 65-72.

Journal Article, Mitchell, M., Jerebtsova, M., Batshaw, M.L. (2000), Long-Term Gene Transfer to Mouse Fetuses With Recombinant Adenoviral and Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) Vectors, Gene Therapy, 7, 1986-1992.

Journal Article, Ye, X., Robinson, M.B., Pabin, C., Batshaw, M.L., Wilson, J.M. (2000), Transient Depletion of CD4 Lymphocyte Improved Efficacy of Repeated Administration of Recombinant Adenovirus in the Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency Sparse Fur Mice, Gene Therapy, 7, 1761-1767.

Journal Article, Ye, X., Whiteman, B., Jerebtsova, M., Batshaw, M.L. (2000), Correction of Argininosuccinate Synthetase (AS) Deficiency in a Murine Model of Citrullinemia With Recombinant Adenovirus Carrying Human AS cDNA, Gene Therapy, 7, 1777-1782.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Mark Batshaw, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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