Bio


Dr. Timothy Batchelor is a Global Emergency Medicine and Advanced Emergency Ultrasound dual Fellow, and clinical instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Batchelor completed his emergency medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He completed medical school at Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, and was a member of the SELECT curriculum during his four years there. Prior to his clinical medicine career he was a fire service lieutenant, prehospital EMS provider, and accredited EMS and firefighter instructor. He has performed research in Rwanda looking at the impacts of emergency medicine resident Point-of-Care Ultrasound training, in Costa Rica evaluating ultrasound utilization in austere healthcare settings using geospatial analysis, and is involved in advanced transesophageal echocardiography education research domestically. He is currently pursuing an MBA degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Clinical Focus


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Ultrasonography
  • Global Health
  • Medical Education
  • Prehospital Emergency Care

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America (1998)
  • Excellence in Leadership Award, Washington State University (2012)
  • Medical Student Quality Award, Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization & Lehigh Valley Health Network (2017-2018)
  • Virtual Wilderness & Austere Medicine Competition Winner – 1st Place, Lehigh Valley Health Network (2020)
  • New Innovations in Emergency Medicine Competition Winner – 3rd Place, American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (3/2020)
  • Wilderness Day Competition Winner – 1st Place, Lehigh Valley Health Network (5/2021)
  • Black Cloud Award, Lehigh Valley Health Network: EM Residency Class of 2022 (5/2022)
  • Wilderness MedWars Competition Winner – 1st Place, Lehigh Valley Health Network (5/2022)
  • Outstanding Educator of the Month Award, Stanford University - Department of Emergency Medicine (5/2023)
  • First Resuscitative TEE in the ED Award, Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine – Ultrasound Section (7/2023)
  • Outstanding Educator of the Month Award, Stanford University - Department of Emergency Medicine (11/2023)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • President, USF Morsani College of Medicine: EMIG (2015 - 2016)
  • Treasurer, USF Morsani College of Medicine: EMIG (2017 - 2018)
  • Member, Lehigh County Medical Society (2018 - 2022)
  • Member, Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians (2018 - 2022)
  • Member, American College of Emergency Physicians (2018 - Present)
  • Member, Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association (2018 - Present)
  • Member, American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (2020 - 2022)
  • Member, ACEP: Emergency Ultrasound Section (2022 - Present)
  • Member, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2022 - Present)
  • Member, SAEM: Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (2022 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Emergency Medicine (2023 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships (2023 - Present)
  • Member, SAEM: Global Emergency Medicine Academy (2023 - Present)
  • Member, SAEM: GEMA POCUS Subcommittee (2024 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2023)
  • Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (2022) PA
  • Medical Education: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine (2018) FL

Community and International Work


  • The Serious Public Health Issues Resulting from Formaldehyde Exposures Within FEMA Travel Trailers Issued to Hurricane Disaster Victims…

    Topic

    Population Health

    Partnering Organization(s)

    DeVany Industrial Consultants

    Location

    US

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Prevalence of Homelessness in the Emergency Department Setting

    Topic

    Population Health

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Lehigh Valley Health Network

    Location

    US

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Physician Directed Smoking Cessation in the Emergency Department

    Topic

    Population Health

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Lehigh Valley Health Network

    Location

    US

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Hybrid Educational and Quality Assurance Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training Program in Rwanda

    Topic

    Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Medical Education

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali and University of Rwanda

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Geospatial Analysis of the Successful Improvement in the Utilization of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in Austere Health Care Settings

    Topic

    Point-of-Care Ultrasound in LMIC Healthcare Systems

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • EMS Trauma Training Program in Nairobi, Kenya

    Topic

    Prehospital Care and Trauma

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Rescue.co

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Characterizing road traffic injuries and their associated healthcare and financial burdens, Sri Lanka

    Topic

    Road Traffic Accidents and Trauma

    Partnering Organization(s)

    University of Peradeniya and University of Colombo

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • LEAPS: Leveraging emergency ambulance potential in Sri Lanka

    Topic

    Pre-hospital Transport Systems Improvement

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Sri Lanka Provincial Health Services, 1990 Suwa Seriya Foundation Ambulance Service

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Projects


  • Newly Diagnosed Middle Lobe and Lingular Bronchiectasis and Mycobacteria Infection, Moffitt Cancer Center (2014 - 2015)

    Evidence based quality improvement project yielding the first known patient education handout for those with newly diagnosed chronic middle lobe or lingular bronchiectasis, with associated Mycobacteria infection (aka “Lady Windermere Syndrome”).

    Location

    Tampa, Florida

  • Clinical Pathway for the Outpatient Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism, Lehigh Valley Health Network (2016 - 2017)

    Quality improvement project yielding an evidence-based clinical guideline for treating patients with uncomplicated pulmonary embolism at LVHN emergency departments using DOAC therapy and discharge. Contributions included team development, task management, exploring existing studies, recruiting physician participants, constructing an EMR tool, and promoting clinician buy-in designed to alleviate the burden associated with unnecessary hospitalization.

    Location

    Allentown, Pennsylvania

  • MedEvac Transport Ultrasound Training, George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute (2021 - 2022)

    ALS and critical care transport paramedic, and PHRN rapid ultrasound image acquisition training. Emphases placed on diagnostic interpretation as it pertains to ground and air transport situations, rapidly changing and clinically unstable patients. Topics include eFAST, pulmonary assessment, intravascular assessment, and ultrasonographic airway confirmation.

    Location

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

  • Realtime RTLS Ultrasound Machine Tracking in the ED, Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine (2022 - Present)

    Realtime tracking and projection of ultrasound equipment locations in the ED. Addressing the need for rapid allocation and re-location of essential equipment.

    Location

    Palo Alto, California

  • Ultrasound Equipment Management System in the ED Utilizing QR Codes and Electronic Submission, Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine (2023 - Present)

    Design, create, and deploy an innovative and streamlined machine maintenance program utilizing device specific QR codes that direct users to a Qualtrics electronic intake form. Enables efficient tracking and management of equipment requiring service, significantly improving response times, ensuring optimal functionality, and minimizing opportunity costs.

    Location

    Palo Alto, California

  • QA Interrater Reliability Study/Standardization, Stanford Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Section (2023 - Present)

    Assess QA interrater reliability and standardize 5-point Likert Scale ratings with the intent of increasing validity of the emergency ultrasound QA process. Intention for use in current and future international ultrasound rollouts as well as within the Stanford health system.

    Location

    Palo Alto, California

  • Ultrasound Case Report Mentorship Program: Facilitating Peer-Reviewed Publications for First-Year Residents, Stanford University Emergency Medicine Residency (2023 - Present)

    Guide 14 first-year emergency medicine residents through inaugural publication in peer-reviewed medical journals by pairing their interests with appropriate case reports, supplementing image acquisition, aiding in journal selection, drafting, and submission. An initiative facilitating resident’s entry into academic publishing and bolstering the institution’s scholarly reputation.

    Location

    Palo Alto, California

  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) Mastery Learning, Stanford Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Section (2023 - Present)

    Comprehensive training curriculum designed to prepare faculty and resident physician participants for TEE use in the clinical setting. Includes 2-4 hours of didactic training, 2 hours of practical instruction using HeartWorks simulation equipment, and multiple standardized proctored skills assessments.

    Location

    Palo Alto, California

All Publications


  • A woman with a headache and vision changes. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open Batchelor, T. J., Anderson, K. L. 2024; 5 (1): e13109

    View details for DOI 10.1002/emp2.13109

    View details for PubMedID 38250199

  • Eight weeks pregnant woman with heavy vaginal bleeding. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open Moody, G. G., Batchelor, T. J., Ashenburg, N. 2024; 5 (1): e13113

    View details for DOI 10.1002/emp2.13113

    View details for PubMedID 38333104

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC10850606

  • Complete molar pregnancy found on point-of-care ultrasound in a woman presenting for dyspnea and fatigue Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Wagner, T. D., Ashenburg, N. G., Batchelor, T. J. 2024; 35
  • Point-of-care ultrasound identification of Achilles tendon rupture Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Sharon, M. J., Riley, F., Batchelor, T. J. 2024; 34
  • Evaluating for small bowel obstruction in the emergency department using point-of-care ultrasound Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Osigwe, C. C., Duanmu, Y., Batchelor, T. J. 2024; 36
  • Rapid diagnosis of quadriceps tendon rupture using bedside ultrasound Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Ten, N. S., Ashenburg, N. G., Batchelor, T. J. 2024; 36
  • The role of POCUS for the initial detection of testicular cancer in the emergency department Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Henderson, J., Ashenburg, N. G., Batchelor, T. J. 2024; 36
  • Use of Point of care ultrasound in a case of near pace-maker lead cardiac perforation Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Marquez, M., Batchelor, T. J. 2024; 36
  • Employing point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose pediatric elbow fracture Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Brunson, D., Gupta, P., Batchelor, T. J. 2024
  • Point-of-care Ultrasound Diagnosed Intraocular Breast Metastasis Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine Yusuf, H. M., Ashenburg, N., Batchelor, T. 2024

    View details for DOI 10.5811/cpcem.1686

  • Blunt chest injury and pleural effusion following cardiopulmonary resuscitation Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Khan, A., Batchelor, T. J. 2024
  • Young Woman With Recurrent Vision Loss Annals of Emergency Medicine Nishath, T., Anderson, K. L., Batchelor, T. J. 2024; 83 (6): 611-612
  • Adult female with intermittent epigastric pain. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open Chiacchia, S., Davis-Allen, P., Dowling, S., Batchelor, T. J. 2023; 4 (6): e13083

    View details for DOI 10.1002/emp2.13083

    View details for PubMedID 38143736

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC10738709

  • Visualizing mitral valve prolapse with M-mode Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Ognian, I., Batchelor, T. J. 2023; 33
  • Dynamic EPSS changes in a case of flash pulmonary edema secondary to NSTEMI Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Johnson, B. A., Batchelor, T. J. 2023; 33
  • De Quervain tenosynovitis diagnosed on point-of-care ultrasound Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine Franklin, B. J., Batchelor, T. J. 2023; 33
  • Traumatic atrial septal defect diagnosed by bedside point-of-care ultrasound. Radiology case reports Batchelor, T. J., Imperato, N. S., Wheel, K. L., Rennie, A. J., Roth, K. R. 2022; 17 (12): 4546-4549

    Abstract

    Atrial septal defects (ASD) caused by traumatic events, specifically blunt cardiac trauma, are considered an infrequent occurrence, yet their true prevalence has been difficult to ascertain. The general lack of knowledge is likely due to the pathology being severely understudied. We present the case of a 21-year-old male who was diagnosed with ASD following a motor vehicle accident. Initial assessment utilizing the point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) technique - focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) was found to be negative for free intraperitoneal or pericardial fluid. Subsequent computed tomography displayed multiple injuries but agreed with the FAST exam findings of no fluid within the abdomen or pericardium. Later in the patient's care a dedicated POCUS transthoracic echocardiogram was performed which identified right sided heart dilatation. The patient was managed in the intensive care unit (ICU) for an extensive period but recovered sufficiently to be discharged. The plan was to repair the ASD on a non-emergent basis. This case highlights the importance and diagnostic utility of bedside POCUS.Emergency Medicine.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.radcr.2022.09.021

    View details for PubMedID 36193272

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC9526016

  • B-adrenergic antagonists, calcium channel antagonists, diuretics, vasodilators EMRA and ACMT Medical Toxicology Guide Batchelor, T. J., Bryan, K. edited by Katz, K. D. 2022; 2: 163-170
  • Antihypertensives- ACEi/ARB, B1-antagonists, a2-agonists EMRA and ACMT Medical Toxicology Guide Batchelor, T. J., Hardy, S. G. edited by Katz, K. D. 2022; 2: 159-163
  • Physician-directed smoking cessation using patient "opt-out" approach in the emergency department: A pilot program. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open Greenberg, M. R., Greco, N. M., Batchelor, T. J., Miller, A. H., Doherty, T., Aziz, A. S., Yee, S. Z., Arif, F., Crowley, L. M., Casey, E. W., Kruklitis, R. J. 2020; 1 (5): 782-789

    Abstract

    Using a physician-directed, patient "opt-out" approach to prescriptive smoking cessation in the emergency department (ED) setting, we set out to describe patient actions as they related to smoking cessation behaviors.A convenience sample of smokers at 2 Pennsylvania hospital EDs who met inclusion/exclusion criteria were approached to participate in a brief intervention known as screening, treatment initiation, and referral (STIR) counseling that included phone follow-up. Demographic information, current smoking status, and specific physician prescription and follow-up recommendations were collected. Approximately 3 months later, patients were contacted to determine current smoking status and actions taken since their ED visit.One hundred six patients were approached and 7 (6.6%) opted out of the intervention. Patients who did not opt out were evaluated for appropriate use of smoking cessation-related medications; 35 (35.4%) opted out of the prescription(s) and 6 (6.1%) were not indicated. Twenty-one (21.2%) patients opted out of ambulatory referral follow-ups with primary care and/or tobacco treatment program; one (1.0%) was not indicated for referral. Nineteen (32.8%) patients who received prescription(s) for smoking cessation-related medications initially also followed the prescription(s). Seventeen (22.1%) patients participated in referral follow-up.In this small ED pilot, using the STIR concepts in an opt-out method, few smokers opted out of the smoking cessation intervention. About one-third of the patients declined prescriptions for smoking cessation-related medications and less than one-quarter declined ambulatory referrals for follow-up. These findings support a willingness of patients to participate in STIR and the benefits of intervention in this setting.

    View details for DOI 10.1002/emp2.12176

    View details for PubMedID 33145519

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC7593453

  • Prevalence of Homelessness by Gender in an Emergency Department Population in Pennsylvania. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Feldman, B. J., Craen, A. M., Enyart, J., Batchelor, T., Friel, T. J., Dusza, S. W., Greenberg, M. R. 2018; 118 (2): 85-91

    Abstract

    According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, nearly 1.5 million people spend at least 1 night in an emergency shelter or transitional housing each year, and more than 500,000 people are homeless on a given night in the United States. To our knowledge, limited data exist regarding the prevalence of homelessness in ED patients by gender (male, female, and transgender).To assess the prevalence of homelessness by gender in 3 EDs in Pennsylvania.From May 2015 through February 2016, patients in 3 EDs were approached to take a 5-question homelessness screening survey. To participate, patients had to be aged at least 18 years, speak English, have capacity to complete the survey, be willing to participate, and not be critically ill. Frequency comparisons were made using χ2 analysis. Statistical significance was defined as P≤.05.A total of 4395 patients were included in the analysis. The mean (SD) age of the participants was 50.8 (20.5) years; 2557 (58.2%) were women and 3 (0.07%) were transgender. No difference in the rate of homelessness was observed between men and women, with 135 of 1835 men (7.4%) and 173 of 2557 women (6.8%) screening positive for homelessness (P=.472). Forty of 2557 women (1.6%) and 41 of 1835 men (2.2%) admitted they had slept outside or in an abandoned building, their car, an emergency shelter, or a hotel due to financial hardship in the past 60 days (P=.26). One transgender patient screened positive for homelessness. The mean age of participants who screened positive for homelessness was 40.9 (15.9) years.No significant difference was observed in the rate of homelessness between men and women in this ED population, which defies the perception that this issue primarily affects men. Public health interventions aimed at homeless populations should consider that both men and women may be equally affected by homelessness.

    View details for DOI 10.7556/jaoa.2018.023

    View details for PubMedID 29379974