Anjan S Batra

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Vice Chair, Division Chief, Director of Electrophysiology, Professor, Pediatrics
School of Medicine

M.D., The Ohio state University, 1995

M.B.A., UC Irvine, 2016, MBA

Phone: (714) 581-4401
Fax: (714) 581-4420

University of California, Irvine
1140 W La Veta Ave Suite 750
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Pediatric Cardiology, cardiac pacing, electrophysiology, arrhythmia management, and device implantation
Research Abstract
Anjan Batra, M.D., is currently the chief of pediatric cardiology at the University of California,Irvine. He is also the medical director of electrophysiology at the CHOC Heart Institute, an associate professor and vice chair of pediatrics, and board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics with a subspecialty board in pediatric cardiology.

Dr. Batra 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.

Dr. Batra is consistently voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors. Dr. Batra speaks fluent Hindi, Punjabi and Spanish.

Dr. Batra has coauthored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts. During his career, Dr. Batra has received numerous awards and honors. In 2005, he was given the Metcoff Award for outstanding research presentation from the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research. In 2006, Dr. Batra received the best research poster award from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Batra has also received the Physician of Excellence award from the Orange County Medical Association every year since 2007.
Cortez D, Cavanaugh J, Tuozo F, Derk G, Lundberg E, Weiner K, Kiciman N, Alejos JC, Landeck B, Aboulhosn J, Miyamoto S, McCanta T, Batra AS. Lower Spatial QRS-T angle rules out sustained ventricular arrhythmias in pediatric patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Cardiology in the Young 2016;6:1-5.
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. Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology 2016;39:471-7.
Priromprintr B, Silka MJ, Rhodes J, Batra AS,. A prospective 5-year study of the frequency of arrhythmias during serial exercise testing and clinical follow-up after Melody valve implant. Heart Rhythm 2016;7.
Batra AS. ICD implantation for primary and secondary prevention: Indications and outcomes. Cardiology in the Young 2016;XX.
The spatial QRS-T angle outperforms the Italian and Seattle ECG-based criteria for detection of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in pediatric patients. Cortez D, Sharma N, Cavanaugh J, Tuozo F, Derk G, Lundberg E, Schlegel TT, Weiner K, Kiciman N, Alejos J, Landeck B, Aboulhosn J, Miyamoto S, Batra A, McCanta AC. J Electrocardiol. 2015;48:826-33.
Batra AS. Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children and Adolescents. The Journal of Southern California Physicians. 2015;6:8-13.
Roston TM, Vinocur JM, Maginot KR, Mohammed S, Salerno JC, Etheridge SP, Cohen M, Hamilton RM, Pflaumer A, Kanter RJ, Potts JE, LaPage MJ, Collins KK, Gebauer RA, Temple JD, Batra AS, et al. Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia in Children: An Analysis of Therapeutic Strategies and Outcomes from an International Multicenter Registry. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology 2015;8:633-42.
Bolourchi M, Batra AS. Diagnostic Yield of Patch Ambulatory ECG monitoring in Children from a National Registry. Am J Cardiol 2015;115:630-4.
Balaji S, Daga A, Bradley DJ, Etheridge SP, Law IH, Batra AS, et al. An international multicenter study comparing arrhythmia prevalence between the intracardiac lateral tunnel and the extracardiac conduit type of Fontan operations. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;148:576-81
Priromprintr B, Rhodes J, Silka MJ, Batra AS. Prevalence of Arrhythmias During Exercise Stress Testing in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease and Severe Right Ventricular Conduit Dysfunction. Am J Cardiol 2014;114:468-72.
Walsh EP, Bar-Cohen Y, Batra AS, Dick M, Erickson C, Fish F, Hamilton RM, Kanter RJ, Reed JH, Van Hare GF, Vetter VL, Webster G. Recommendations for Advanced Fellowship Training in Clinical Pediatric &Congenital Electrophysiology: Report from the Training and Credentialing Committee of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES), Endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Heart Rhythm. 2013;10:775-81.
Singh H, Balaji S, Batra AS. Pacing in Children: When and How? Annals of Pediatric Cardiology 2013;6:46-51.
Collins KK, Schaffer MS, Liberman L, Saarel E, Miszczak-Kencht M, Tunel RE, Bradley D, Dubin AM, Paul T, Salerno J, Bar-Cohen Y, Sreeram N, Santani S, Law IH, Blaufox A, Batra AS, Moltedo JM, Van Hare GF, Reed J, Ro P, Kugler J, Anderson C, McNair B, Triedman JK. Fascicular and Non-Fascicular Left Ventricular Tachycardias in the Young: An International Multicenter Study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013;24:640-8.
Seslar S, Kugler J, Batra AS, Collins K, Crosson J, Dubin A, Etheridge S, Kanter R, Papez A, Radbill A, Serwer G, Tanel R, Tsao S, Webster G, Saarel E. The Multicenter Pediatric and ¬Adult Congenital EP Quality (MAP-IT) Initiative – Rationale and Design: Report from the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society’s MAP-IT Taskforce. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013;8:381-92.
Singh HR, Batra AS, Balaji S. Cardiac pacing and defibrillation in children and young adults. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2013;13:4-13.
Batra AS, Mohari N. Junction Ectopic Tachycardia. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 2013;35: 49-54.
Mohari N, Kahn P, Batra AS. Automated Emergency Defibrillator Programs in Schools -Outcome of Individual Initiatives and Legislative Mandates in Orange County, California. Congenital Cardiology Today. 2013; 11(1):1-6.
Sanders RA, Green HW, Hogan DF, Ramos-Vara JA, Batra AS. Safety and efficacy of transesophageal pacing for 24 hours in a canine model. Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology. 2009; 32:889-893.
Sanders RA, Green HW, Hogan DF, Trafney D, Batra AS. Efficacy of transesophageal and transgastric pacing in the dog. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. 2010;12:49-52.
Tang S, Batra AS, Zhang Y, Flamm SD, Ebenroth ES, Huang T. Left ventricular noncompaction is associated with mutations in the mitochondrial genome. Mitochondrion. 2010;10:350-7.
Batra AS. Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children and Adolescents: Where Do We Stand on Implementing a Screening Program with ECGs? Congenital Cardiology Today. 2010;8:1-5.
Shepard SM, Tejman-Yarden S, Khanna S, Davis CK, Batra AS. Dexmedetomidine-related atrial standstill and loss of capture in a pediatric patient after congenital heart surgery. Critical Care Medicine. 2011;39:00.
2012 Tithe Research Grant ($10,000) - Efficacy of unipolar vs. bipolar temporary pacing leads in the acute postoperative period after congenital heart surgery.
2007-14 MELODY Study – Core lab for cardiopulmonary exercise tests in patients receiving a prosthetic pulmonary valve. Sponsor: Medtronic UCI site value: >$250,000. (A Batra, 100% effort at UCI/CHOC).
2008 Incidence of arrhythmias in lateral tunnel versus extracardiac Fontan procedure. (Multicenter funded study, A Batra, 100% effort at UCI/CHOC).
2008 The Study of Anti-arrhythmic Medications in Infant Supraventricular tachycardia. (Multicenter funded study, A Batra, 100% effort at UCI/CHOC).
2007 The Long-Term, Open-Label, Safety Study of Atomoxetine Hydrochloride in Patients, 6 Years and Older with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
2007 Incidence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).
2005 Comparison of Impedance Cardiography to Direct Fick and Echocardiographic Determination of Cardiac Output in Children. Sponsor: VASAMED’s Steorra/NICO system (A Batra, 50% effort).
Professional Societies
Western Society of Pediatric Research
Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Electrophysiology Society
Heart Rhythm Society
American Heart Association
American College of Cardiology
American Academy Of Pediatrics
Graduate Programs
Pediatric Cardiology (PD)

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