Meet the Docs
CURRICULUM VITAE
Vikas Batra, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM
Dr Vikas
WORK HISTORY
       
SUSSEX PULMONARY AND ENDOCRINE CONSULTANTS,
PA Lewes, DE 19958
  05/2008-present
       
PALEKAR & ASSOCIATES, PA 1526 Savannah Rd,
Lewes, DE 19958
  06/2003 to 04/2008
       
       
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
       
MEDICAL SCHOOL DATES DEGREE
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
Delhi, India
1990- 1995 Medical School - MBBS
       
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION      
State University of New York-
Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
07/1996-06/1999 Residency in Internal Medicine
       
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
07/1999-06/2002 Fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
       
       
LICENSURE      
       
Delaware     2003-present
       
Pennsylvania     Inactive
       
       
BOARD CERTIFICATION      
       
American Board of Internal Medicine     1999, 2009
       
ABIM, Subspecialty Certification: Pulmonary Diseases   2001
       
ABIM, Subspecialty Certification: Critical Care   2002
       
American Board of Sleep Medicine     2003
       
ABIM, Subspecialty Certification: Sleep Medicine   2009
       
       
PRESENTATIONS      
     
Presentations at National & International Meetings    
  • Slide Presentation: “Pulmonary Artery Dissection in a patient with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary hypertension”. (Pennsylvania Thoracic Society. Philadelphia, 09/2000)
  • Slide Presentation: “Effect of growth factors and cytokines on -smooth muscle actin expression by human lung fibroblasts; Lack of correlation with collagen type III synthesis”. (3rd Triennial World Asthma Meeting. Chicago, 07/2001)
  • Slide Presentation: “Recalling the ‘Butthead’ campaign: Recognition and attitudes among Pennsylvania youth one year later”. (67th Annual international meeting of American College of Chest Physicians. Philadelphia, 11/2001)
  • Slide Presentation: “Different effects of IL-4 and IL-13 on alpha-smooth muscle actin expression and collagen III synthesis by human lung fibroblasts”. (98th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Atlanta, 05/2002)
  • Slide Presentation: “Concentrations of cytokines and growth factors in BAL fluid after allergen challenge in asthmatics and their effect on -smooth muscle actin and collagen III synthesis by human lung fibroblasts”. (Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, 45th Annual international meeting on “Asthma in the New Millennium”. Aspen 06/2002)
  • Slide Presentation: “Attitudes and beliefs of physicians-in-training regarding nicotine addiction and treatment.” (68th Annual international meeting of American College of Chest Physicians. San Diego 11/2002)
       
Other Presentations
  • Impact of OSA on Cardiovascular Morbidity & Mortality, Sleep By The Bay , Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE 02/2006.
  • Measuring Excessive Sleepiness, Sleep By The Bay, Beebe medical Center, Lewes, DE 02/2007.
  • Sleep Deprivation, Sleep By The Bay, Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE 02/2008.
  • CPAP Titration, Sleep By The Bay, Delaware Sleep Society, Rehoboth Beach, DE 2010.
       
       
PUBLICATIONS      
       
Publications-Peer Reviewed Journals    
       
  • Verma A, Batra V, et al. To determine the prevalence of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media and Deafness in children of a rural community for developing an interventional strategy. Ind. J. Pediatr 1995; 62:725-729
  • Batra V, Kane GC, Weibel SB. Preoperative evaluation of patients with lung cancer undergoing thoracic surgery. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 2002; 9(1): 46-52.
  • Batra V, Niazi S, Peters SP. Persistent asthma: What approach is best? The Journal of Respiratory Diseases 2002; 23(6): 330-340.
  • Batra V, Patkar A, Weibel S, Pincock G, Leone F. Public health implications of voters’ attitudes regarding statewide tobacco policy. CHEST 2002; 122(1): 295-298.
  • Batra V, Patkar A, Weibel S, Leone F. Tobacco smoking as a chronic disease: Notes on prevention and treatment. Prim Care Clin Office Pract 2002; 29: 629-648.
  • Niazi S, Batra V, Zangrilli JG. Atypical mycobacterial osteomyelitis in a non-AIDS patient. Conn Med 2002; 66(7): 387-389.
  • Khurana S, Batra V, Patkar AA, Leone FT. Twenty-first century tobacco use: It’s not a risk factor anymore. Respiratory Medicine 2003; 97(4): 295-301.
  • Batra V, Patkar AA, Berrettini WH, Weinstein SP, Leone FT. Genetic determinants of smoking. Chest 2003; 123(5): 1730-1739.
  • Patkar AA, Vergare MJ, Batra V, Weinstein SP, Leone FT. Tobacco smoking: Current concepts in etiology and treatment. Psychiatry 2003; 66(3): 183-199.
  • Patkar AA, Hill K, Batra V, Weinstein SP, Lundy A, Leone FT. A comparison of smoking habits among medical and nursing students. Chest 2003; 124: 1425-1420.
  • Batra V, Musani AI, Hastie AT, Khurana S, Carpenter KA, Zangrilli JG, Peters SP. Bronchoalveolar fluid concentrations of transforming growth factor (TGF)1, TGF2, interleukin (IL)-4, and IL-13 after segmental allergen challenge and their effects on -smooth muscle actin and collagen III synthesis by primary human lung fibroblasts. Clin Exp Allergy 2004; 34(3):437-444.
  • Patkar AA, Batra V, Mannelli P, Evers-Casey S, Vergare MJ, Leone FT. Medical symptoms associated with tobacco smoking with and without marijuana abuse among crack cocaine dependent patients. Am J Addict. 2005; 14(1):43-53.
  • Hastie AT, Wu M, Foster GC, Hawkins GA, Batra V, Rybinski KA, Cirelli R, Zangrilli JG, Peters SP. Alterations in vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) phosphorylation: associations with asthmatic phenotype, airway inflammation and beta2-agonist use. Respir Res. 2006 Feb 15; 7:25
       
Publications-Book Chapters    
  • Sultan Niazi, Vikas Batra, Bharat Awsare, James G. Zangrilli, Stephen P. Peters: Initiation, progression and resolution of allergic inflammation. In N. Franklin Adkinson Jr. et al, editors: Allergy: Principles and Practice 6th Edition, St. Louis, Mosby.
  • Vikas Batra, Stephen P. Peters: Leukotriene modifiers as monotherapy for asthma-an update. In Braunwald E et al, editors: Harrison’s Online, Columbus, McGraw Hill.
       
Publications-Abstracts    
  • Batra V, Singh R, Kocher KP, Mahapatra SC. Effect of dietary spices on gastrointestinal structure and function in rats. Ind J of Physiol and Pharmacol 1992; 36(5). (Presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists in India. New Delhi, 1992.)
  • Mahapatra SC, Batra V, Singh R, Verma VK, Kocher KP. Effect of long term intake of dietary spices in locomotor activity in rats. Ind J of Physiol and Pharmacol 1992; 36(5) (Presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists in India. New Delhi, 1992.)
  • Batra V, Leone FT, Patkar AA, Weibel SB, Rowane J. Health beliefs of Pennsylvania physicians regarding smoking cessation counseling. (Presented at the 7th Annual scientific meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Seattle, 03/2001.)
  • Leone FT, Batra V, Patkar AA, Weibel SB. Attitudes of Pennsylvania voters regarding statewide tobacco policy. (Presented at the 7th Annual scientific meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Seattle, 03/2001.)
  • Lundy A, Patkar AA, Batra V, Leone FT. Medical symptoms and combined tobacco and marijuana use among drug abusers. (Presented at the 7th Annual scientific meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Seattle, 03/2001.)
  • Batra V, Carpenter KA, Hastie AT, Zangrilli JG, Fish JE, Peters SP. Increased -smooth muscle actin in human lung fibroblasts stimulated with TGF-1, basic FGF and PDGF; Lack of correlation with collagen type III synthesis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163(5): A786. (Presented at the 97th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. San Francisco, 05/2001.)
  • Hastie AT, Carpenter KA, Batra V, Zangrilli JG, Fish JE, Peters SP. Growth factor effect on vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein in human lung fibroblasts. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163(5): A472. (Presented at the 97th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. San Francisco, 05/2001.)
  • Hastie AT, Carpenter KA, Batra V, Zangrilli JG, Fish JE, Peters SP. Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein in human lung fibroblasts altered by growth factors in vitro”. (Presented at the 3rd Triennial World Asthma Meeting. Chicago, 07/2001.)
  • Agrawal A, Batra V, Musani AI, Nghiem L, Farber J. Interstitial pneumonitis in patients with cryoglobulinemia associated with hepatitis C. Chest 2001; 120(4): 354S. (Slide presentation at the 67th Annual international scientific meeting of ACCP. CHEST. Philadelphia, 11/2001.)
  • Batra V, Fackler K, Maines N, Walser S, Leone F. Recalling the “Butthead” campaign: Recognition and attitudes among Pennsylvania youth one year later. Chest 2001; 120(4): 202S. (Slide presentation at the 67th Annual international scientific meeting of ACCP. CHEST. Philadelphia, 11/2001.)
  • Meier B, Leone F, Patkar A, Weibel S, Batra V, Pollice M, Purcell C, Weinstein S, Steinberg M. Impact of structure and funding on an integrated biobehavioral approach to smoking cessation. Chest 2001; 120(4): 203S. (Slide presentation at the 67th Annual international scientific meeting of ACCP. CHEST. Philadelphia, 11/2001.)
  • Batra V, Khurana S, Carpenter KA, Hastie AT, Zangrilli JG, Fish JE, Peters SP. Different effects of IL-4 and IL-13 on alpha-smooth muscle actin expression and collagen III synthesis by human lung fibroblasts. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002; 165(8): A416. (Slide presentation at the 98th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Atlanta, 05/2002.)
  • Batra V, Khurana S, Carpenter KA, Hastie AT, Musani AI, Zangrilli JG, Fish JE, Peters SP. TGF1 & 2 in BAL fluid of asthmatics after allergen challenge. Effect of TGF2 on alpha-smooth muscle actin and collagen III synthesis by human lung fibroblasts. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002; 165(8): A811. (Presented at the 98th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Atlanta, 05/2002.)
  • Khurana S, Batra V, Carpenter KA, Hastie AT, Zangrilli JG, Fish JE, Peters SP. Effect of salmeterol and dexamethasone on alpha-smooth muscle actin and collagen III expression by TGF1 stimulated human lung fibroblasts. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002; 165(8): A84. (Presented at the 98th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Atlanta, 05/2002.)
  • Hastie AT, Carpenter KA, Batra V, Khurana S, Zangrilli JG, Fish JE, Peters SP. TGF1 and 2, salmeterol, and dexamethasone effect on vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein in human lung fibroblasts. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002; 165(8): 364. (Presented at the 98th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Atlanta, 05/2002.)
  • Khurana S, Batra V, Pascual R, Gradwell G, Leone F, Gottlieb J. Impact of efficacy studies in ARDS on the trends in set tidal volume of mechanically ventilated patients not enrolled in ARDS studies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002; 165(8): A221. (Presented at the 98th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Atlanta, 05/2002.)
  • Batra V, Khurana S, Musani AI, Hastie AT, Carpenter KA, Zangrilli JG, Peters SP. Concentrations of cytokines and growth factors in BAL fluid after allergen challenge in asthmatics and their effect on -smooth muscle actin and collagen III synthesis by human lung fibroblasts. Chest 2003; 123 (Suppl 3): 298S-399S.
  • Hastie AT, Batra V, Khurana S, Carpenter KA, Cirelli R, Zangrilli JG, Peters SP. Modulation of vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein in vivo in human epithelial cells by segmental allergen challenge and 2-agonist therapy. Chest 2003; 123 (Suppl 3): 377S. (Presentation at the Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, 45th Annual meeting on “Asthma in the New Millennium”. Aspen 06/2002.)
  • Ahuja R, Batra V, Weibel SB. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis presenting as recurrent mucus plugs. Chest 2002; 122(4): 248S (Presented at the 68th Annual international scientific meeting of ACCP. CHEST. San Diego, 11/2002.)
  • Khurana S, Batra V, Kim V, Patkar AA, Leone FT. Attitudes and beliefs of physicians-in-training regarding nicotine addiction and treatment. Chest 2002; 122(4): 3S (Presented at the 68th Annual international scientific meeting of ACCP. CHEST. San Diego, 11/2002.)
  • Patkar AA, Desai AM, Meirer B, Batra V, Murray HW, Leone FT. Relationship of nicotine dependence with sensation seeking and aggression among African-American healthy volunteers and cocaine abusers. (Presented at the 9th Annual scientific meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. New Orleans, 03/2003.)
  • Patkar AA, Gopalakrishnan R, Batra V, Desai AM, Weinstein SP, Leone FT. Differences in platelet serotonin transporter sites between African American tobacco smokers and non-smokers. (Presented at the 9th Annual scientific meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. New Orleans, 03/2003.)
  • Purcell C, Patkar AA, Evers-Casey S, Batra V, Murray H, Leone FT. Medical symptoms associated with tobacco smoking with and without marijuana use among crack cocaine abusers. (Presented at the 9th Annual scientific meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. New Orleans, 03/2003.)
  • Hastie AT, Batra V, Khurana S, Carpenter KA, Cirelli R, Zangrilli JG, Peters SP. Phosphorylation of vasodilator- stimulated phosphoprotein in human airway epithelial cells by in vitro short of long acting 2-agonists. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2003; 167(7): A391. (Presented at the 99th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Seattle, 05/2003.)
  • Khurana S, Batra V, Hastie AT, Carpenter KA, Mathews PJ, Peters SP. Comparison of TGF1 stimulated and unstimulated human lung fibroblasts for human cell interaction genes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2003; 167(7): A571. (Presented at the 99th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Seattle, 05/2003.)
  • Batra V, Khurana S, Hastie AT, Carpenter KA, Mathews PJ, Peters SP. Lack of difference in cell-cytoskeletal-matrix gene expression between fibroblasts from asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2003; 167(7): A958. (Presented at the 99th Annual international meeting of the American Thoracic Society. Seattle, 05/2003.)
       
     
Editorial Work      
  • Commentary on “Intensive insulin therapy in critically ill patients”, Abstracts and Analysis, MD Consult (Respiratory and Critical care Medicine) 01/07/2002.
  • Revision of Pulmonary Section, Appleton and Lang’s OUTLINE REVIEW For The USMLE STEP 2, 4th edition, Columbus, McGraw-Hill
       
       
       
 
 
 
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