Mark Batshaw, MD Physician-in-Chief



Mark Batshaw, MD, is Chief Academic Office and Physician-in-Chief of Children's National Health System, 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.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1971
    University of Chicago
  • BA, Natural Science, 1967
    University of Pennsylvania


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