August 12, 2008 SIU Call Center (217-545-8000)
Dr. Daniel G. Batton has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as a professor of pediatrics and chief of the neonatology division. He also is co-director of the perinatal center at St. John’s Children’s Hospital, a joint endeavor of SIU and St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Most recently, he was a professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit (2002-08) and director of newborn medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. (1987-2008). Previously, Batton was assistant professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk (1985-87) and assistant professor of pediatrics at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Penn. (1983-85).
Batton completed a three-year fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey (1983) and his pediatric residency at the Loma Linda University Medicine Center in Loma Linda, Calif. (1980). He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago (1977) and his bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University in Normal. (1973).
He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Society of Pediatric Research and American Academy of Pediatrics, serving on its committee on the fetus and newborn. He has published more than 100 journal articles and scientific abstracts.
A native of Pekin, Batton is married to Nelda Batton and has three children.