Mark L. Batshaw, M.D., is a developmental pediatrician and Senior Investigator in the Center for Genetic Medicine Research at Children’s National Hospital. Dr. Batshaw also holds the Fight for Children Professorship in the Department of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He previously served as the director of the Children's National Research Institute.
He 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 John 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 and is senior editor of the classic textbook, “Children With Disabilities,” now entering its eighth edition. Dr. Batshaw’s research has focused on inborn errors of urea synthesis, in which he is considered an international authority and he has been continuously funded as an National Institutes of Health Principal Investigator for over 40 years.