Dr. Michelle Batthish joined the faculty at McMaster University in 2013, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics' Division of Rheumatology.
Before pursuing medicine, Dr. Batthish completed a Masters of Science in the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program at the University of Toronto (UofT). She continued her studies at the university where she earned her medical degree, completed her pediatrics residency training, and a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology. Presently, she is a candidate for a Masters in Health Services Research through the UofT’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
Dr. Batthish has pursued investigative work throughout her undergraduate and postgraduate training and has authored or co-authored ten peer-reviewed publications. Patient safety and quality improvement are her primary research interests and her current project focuses on the role of morbidity and mortality rounds in patient safety initiatives.
As an educator, she has been active in the development of an innovative web-based rheumatology education module for residents and is a welcome addition to the Department’s training programs. As a clinician, Dr. Batthish looks forward to contributing to and expanding the division’s current rheumatology services by liaising with local GPs and fostering outreach services for under-resourced communities.