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Areas of Interest

Clinical: Geriatric Medicine, Obesity, Health Promotion, Frailty
Research: Obesity and Physical Function in Older Adults; Using technology (telemedicine, remote monitoring) to enhance health of older adults

About Dr. Batsis

Dr. Batsis has dedicated his professional career to caring for older adults through clinical care, research, and education. Having the privilege of helping older adults maximize their physical function and quality of life through patient-centered, compassionate care motivates him in his work every day. Dr. Batsis’ role as a clinician-researcher allows him to apply scientific principles of inquiry to enhance the clinical care of an older adult population. Through learning and discovery of knowledge, he believes we can maximize healthy aging by enhancing goal-directed care and healthcare delivery for older adults.

Dr. Batsis’ academic work focuses on three main aspects: (a) understanding the relationships between obesity and sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass, strength and function with aging) and important outcomes for older adults; (b) developing multicomponent interventions (diet and exercise) to improve physical function in older adults; (c) using novel technologies (telemedicine, remote monitoring, Internet-of-Things devices) and working collaboratively with trans-disciplinary scientists (engineers, computer scientists) to improve the health and well-being of older adults.

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Education and Training

  • UndergraduateMcGill University
  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Dublin, Trinity College
  • ResidencyMayo Clinic Rochester
  • FellowshipMayo Clinic Rochester
  • Certificate of Research in Clinical & Translation SciencesMayo Graduate School of Medical Education
Recognitions and Honors
  • Service Award for Research Committee, American Geriatrics Society, 2022
  • Chair, Research Methods Subcommittee, American Geriatrics Society, 2021-Present
  • Co-Chair, Diversity in Research Subcommittee, American Geriatrics Society, 2021-Present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2020-Present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Gerontological Medical Sciences, 2018-Present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Nutrition in Geriatrics & Gerontology, 2017-Present
  • Member, Research Committee, American Geriatrics Society, 2017-Present
  • TidesWell Leadership Development Program Scholar, American Geriatrics Society, 2019-2021
  • New Hampshire’s Top Doctors – Internal Medicine, 2018-2020
  • Top Reviewer Award – Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences, 2018
  • Fellowship – The Obesity Society, 2018; Gerontological Society of America, 2018; American Geriatrics Society, 2016; American College of Physicians, 2011
  • Geriatric Recognition Award – American Geriatrics Society, 2017
  • American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Award Winner, 2015
  • American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award, 2014
  • Outstanding Research Award, Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2006
  • Foundation Scholar of Trinity College, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2000
  • JW McConnell Scholarship – McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1994
  • Associate Director of Clinical Research, Center for Aging and Health
  • Fellow, Carolina Population Center
  • Fellow, Health Promotion Disease Prevention Center
  • Member, Thurston Arthritis Research Center
  • Member, Nutrition Research Obesity Center
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Team Members

Caroline Summerour
Caroline Summerour
Social/Clinical Research Assistant
Center for Aging and Health
Division of Geriatric Medicine

Curtis Petersen
Curtis Petersen
Social/Clinical Research Assistant
Center for Aging and Health

Jennifer Poole
Social/Clinical Research Assistant
Center for Aging and Health

Danae Gross
Danae Gross
Social/Clinical Research Assistant
Dept. of Nutrition
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health