Executive Vice President
Chief Academic Officer

Mark Batshaw, M.D., Executive Vice President, Physician-in-Chief and Chief Academic Officer, also serves as Director of Children’s National Research Institute at Children's National Hospital. He is also professor and chairman of the department of pediatrics and associate dean of academic affairs at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Batshaw received a medical degree from the University of Chicago, completed a residency in pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children and a fellowship in neurodevelopmental pediatrics at the Kennedy Krieger Institute - Johns Hopkins. He previously served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania.Dr. Batshaw has spent his entire career caring for children with developmental disabilities. He has published more than 200 articles and reviews. He is senior editor of the classic textbook, Children with Disabilities, now in its seventh edition.

Dr. Batshaw's research has focused on inborn errors of urea synthesis, in which he is considered an international authority in drug development. He is currently primary investigator of a NIH-funded Rare Diseases Clinical Research Center on urea cycle disorders and of a program project grant on adeno-associated virus gene therapy in ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency.

Dr. Mark Batshaw's Research Interests