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John A. Batsis, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

The Dartmouth Institute

MD - University of Dublin, Trinity College, 2002
Internship - St. James' Hospital, 2002-2003
Internal Medicine - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2003-2006
Geriatric Medicine - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2006-2008
Certificate of Clinical Research, Mayo Clinic CTSA, 2007-2008

Center For Aging

Contact Information:

1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 603-653-9500
Fax: 603-650-0915
Email: John.A.Batsis@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Geriatric Medicine
Functional Status

Selected Publications:


Frailty Versus Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries Initiative Fall Risk Score: Ability to Predict Future Falls.
Crow RS, Lohman MC, Pidgeon D, Bruce ML, Bartels SJ, Batsis JA
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Feb 10; doi: 10.1111/jgs.15275. Epub 2018 Feb 10.
PMID: 29427525

Mortality Risk Along the Frailty Spectrum: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999 to 2004.
Crow RS, Lohman MC, Titus AJ, Bruce ML, Mackenzie TA, Bartels SJ, Batsis JA
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Jan 25; doi: 10.1111/jgs.15220. Epub 2018 Jan 25.
PMID: 29368330

Implementation of a Workflow Initiative for Integrating Transitional Care Management Codes in a Geriatric Primary Care Practice.
Steckbeck J, McBain C, Terrien KL, Isom D, Stadler D, Stahl JE, Batsis JA
J Nurs Care Qual. 2017 Dec 21; doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000316. Epub 2017 Dec 21.
PMID: 29271832

The association of sarcopenia, telomere length, and mortality: data from the NHANES 1999-2002.
Rippberger PL, Emeny RT, Mackenzie TA, Bartels SJ, Batsis JA
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018 Feb;72(2):255-263. doi: 10.1038/s41430-017-0011-z. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
PMID: 29238037

Patient experience with healthcare services among older adults with serious mental illness compared to the general older population.
Fortuna KL, Lohman MC, Batsis JA, DiNapoli EA, DiMilia PR, Bruce ML, Bartels SJ
Int J Psychiatry Med. 2017 Jul-Sep;52(4-6):381-398. doi: 10.1177/0091217417738936.
PMID: 29179662

Addressing Obesity in Aging Patients.
Batsis JA, Zagaria AB
Med Clin North Am. 2018 Jan;102(1):65-85. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2017.08.007. Epub 2017 Oct 21.
PMID: 29156188

Challenges to safe and effective pain management in patients with super obesity: case report and literature review.
Kramer NM, Gazelka HM, Thompson VH, Batsis JA, Swetz KM
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Nov 15; pii: S0885-3924(17)30636-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.11.005. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
PMID: 29155287

Operationalisation and validation of the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) fall risk algorithm in a nationally representative sample.
Lohman MC, Crow RS, DiMilia PR, Nicklett EJ, Bruce ML, Batsis JA
J Epidemiol Community Health. 2017 Dec;71(12):1191-1197. doi: 10.1136/jech-2017-209769. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
PMID: 28947669

Association of adiposity, telomere length and mortality: data from the NHANES 1999-2002.
Batsis JA, Mackenzie TA, Vasquez E, Germain CM, Emeny RT, Rippberger P, Lopez-Jimenez F, Bartels SJ
Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Feb;42(2):198-204. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2017.202. Epub 2017 Aug 16.
PMID: 28816228

Is the whole not greater than the sum of its parts? The case of sarcopenic obesity.
Batsis JA, Cook SB
Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Jul;106(1):14-15. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.159871. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
PMID: 28615264