Born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, Dr. Batchelor grew up in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1990 from Queen’s University in Kingston. He then completed a Comprehensive Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Adult Cardiology at the University of Toronto and received the University of Toronto Sopman Award for Clinical Excellence and Human Compassion. Upon completing his fellowship, a National Research Fellowship award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada took him to Duke University in North Carolina from 1996-1999, during which time he completed a Master’s of Health Science Degree in Clinical Research and an Advanced Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology. Thereafter, Dr. Batchelor returned to Toronto as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Interventional Cardiologist and Clinician Investigator at the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s Hospital). In 2002, Dr. Batchelor was hired by Southern Medical Group, P.A and moved to Tallahassee, Florida. There, he co-founded the Tallahassee Research Institute (TRI) and built a broad-based cardiovascular clinical research program within a large clinical practice. He has held numerous local leadership positions, including Chair of the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH) Medical Staff Executive Committee (2009-2010), immediate-past President of Southern Medical Group, P.A., President of TRI and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine. He also serves on the Executive Board of the South Atlantic Cardiovascular Society (SACS). Combining his Duke interventional training and research background, Dr. Batchelor has been instrumental in developing one of the most advanced and innovative interventional cardiology programs in Florida. He was the first physician in the region to perform transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and has promoted this technique for over 20 years. With over 5,000 radial cases performed to date, he is one of the country’s highest volume radial PCI experts and has given several instructional courses and lectures on this technique. In 2011, he helped develop North Florida’s first Structural Heart Program and shortly thereafter performed the region’s first percutaneous mitraclip mitral valve repair and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. As Chair of the Interventional Cardiology Council at TMH and Co-Director of the Structural Heart Program, he has provided the region’s primary clinical leadership and direction within interventional cardiology.
Dr. Batchelor has published over 70 peer-reviewed original abstracts/manuscripts, multiple book chapters and has given numerous invited lectures. He served on the American College of Cardiology’s D2B taskforce and Chaired the D2B Toolkit Subcommittee. As President and Co-Founder of TRI, he has overseen and/or participated in over 160 clinical studies in cardiovascular medicine, including being Principal Investigator in over 50 studies. He is currently the National Co-Principal Investigator for the PLATINUM DIVERSITY study, which is the first to prospectively evaluate clinical outcomes and socioeconomic status in minorities and women after contemporary coronary stent procedures in 52 sites across the United States.
In March, 2017, Dr. Batchelor was recognized by his peers as the Capital Medical Society’s Outstanding Physician of the Year. He is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease with added qualifications in Interventional Cardiology, currently practices at Southern Medical Group, P.A. and is a staff interventional cardiologist at TMH. Dr. Batchelor enjoys traveling, playing tennis and spending time with his wife Zaneta and two children, Nadia and Samia.