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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:


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 Jun 14; pii: ajcn159871. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.159871. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
PMID: 28615264

Association between Serum Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Levels and Visceral Adipose Tissue: A Population-Based Study in Northeast Germany.
Witte T, Volzke H, Lerch MM, Hegenscheid K, Friedrich N, Ittermann T, Batsis JA
Eur Thyroid J. 2017 Feb;6(1):12-19. doi: 10.1159/000450977. Epub 2016 Nov 8.
PMID: 28611943

<i>ActivityAware</i>: An App for Real-Time Daily Activity Level Monitoring on the Amulet Wrist-Worn Device.
Boateng G, Batsis JA, Halter R, Kotz D
Proc IEEE Int Conf Pervasive Comput Commun Workshops. 2017 Mar;2017 doi: 10.1109/PERCOMW.2017.7917601. Epub 2017 May 4.
PMID: 28553675

Body Mass Index and Rural Status on Self-Reported Health in Older Adults: 2004-2013 Medicare Expenditure Panel Survey.
Batsis JA, Whiteman KL, Lohman MC, Scherer EA, Bartels SJ
J Rural Health. 2017 Mar 15; doi: 10.1111/jrh.12237. Epub 2017 Mar 15.
PMID: 28295614

Low Lean Mass With and Without Obesity, and Mortality: Results From the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Batsis JA, Mackenzie TA, Emeny RT, Lopez-Jimenez F, Bartels SJ
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Feb 16; doi: 10.1093/gerona/glx002. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
PMID: 28207042

Use of a Wearable Activity Device in Rural Older Obese Adults: A Pilot Study.
Batsis JA, Naslund JA, Gill LE, Masutani RK, Agarwal N, Bartels SJ
Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2016 Jan-Dec;2:2333721416678076. doi: 10.1177/2333721416678076. Epub 2016 Nov 21.
PMID: 28138502

Telemedicine and primary care obesity management in rural areas - innovative approach for older adults?
Batsis JA, Pletcher SN, Stahl JE
BMC Geriatr. 2017 Jan 5;17(1):6. doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0396-x. Epub 2017 Jan 5.
PMID: 28056832

Ethnic differences in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality by physical activity levels among older adults in the US.
Vasquez E, Sahakyan K, Batsis JA, Germain C, Somers VK, Shaw BA
Ethn Health. 2016 Nov 9;:1-9. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2016.1253830. Epub 2016 Nov 9.
PMID: 27825247

Sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity: do they predict inferior oncologic outcomes after gastrointestinal cancer surgery?
Mei KL, Batsis JA, Mills JB, Holubar SD
Perioper Med (Lond). 2016;5:30. Epub 2016 Oct 26.
PMID: 27800156

Association Between Hospital Admission Risk Profile Score and Skilled Nursing or Acute Rehabilitation Facility Discharges in Hospitalized Older Adults.
Liu SK, Montgomery J, Yan Y, Mecchella JN, Bartels SJ, Masutani R, Batsis JA
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Oct;64(10):2095-2100. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14345. Epub 2016 Sep 7.
PMID: 27602551