July 31, 2008 SIU Call Center (217-545-8000)
Dr. Beau J. Batton has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of pediatrics, specializing in neonatology. He is one of the new pediatric specialists recruited as part of St. John’s Children’s Hospital, a joint endeavor of SIU and St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Most recently, Batton completed a three-year fellowship in neonatology at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland (2008). He completed his pediatric residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. (2005).
He earned his medical degree at Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago (2002) and his bachelor’s degree at Hope College in Holland, Mich. (1998).
He is board certified in pediatrics and is certified as a neonatal resuscitation instructor. [Note: He has since been board certified in perinatal-neonatal medicine.] Batton is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His clinical interests include blood pressure management in preterm infants, cerebral hemodynamics and neonatal transport.
Born in Rockford, Batton is married to Dr. Angela Batton and has one child.