December 11, 2012
CHOC Children's cardiologist Anjan Batra, MD, will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning healthcare television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on Thursday, December 13th at 12:30 p.m. He will discuss the topic of irregular heartbeats in children.
Anjan Batra, MD, is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics with a subspecialty board in pediatric cardiology. He is the Medical Director of Electrophysiology at the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at UC Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Batra attended medical school at Ohio State University and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is designated as a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) and is certified in electrophysiology, specifically arrhythmia management and device implantation. His research and scientific findings are reflected in over 40 publications in prestigious national journals and text books.
The recipient of more than 90 national and international awards, including 15 Telly Awards, American Health Journal airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households. Each 30-minute episode features six segments with a diverse range of medical specialists discussing a full spectrum of health topics. For more information, visit www.discoverhealth.tv
About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes. CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
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