John A. Batsis, MD, FACP


Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Areas of Expertise & Interest

  • Geriatrics

  • Obesity

  • Sarcopenia

  • Muscle Function

  • Disability

  • Epidemiology

  • Interventions


In the News

John Batsis gave a live interview talking about his new study using technology to address obesity in older adults. Click here to watch the video!

Read the press release announcing John's new K-Award from the National Institute on Aging to study how technology can be used in older adults with obesity to improve strength, physical function, and quality of life.

Recent Awards

  • 2016: K-Award from the National Institute on Aging studying Geriatric Obesity & Technology

  • 2015: New Hampshire Top Doctors (Geriatrics) award

  • 2015: American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Award (Body Composition Category): "Normal Weight Central Obesity and Mortality: Results from NHANES III."

    • This study found that having normal Body Mass Index with central obesity (based on waist-hip ratio) was a powerful predictor of mortality.

  • 2014: American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award for the abstract: "Normal Weight Central Obesity and Functional Decline: The Osteoarthritis Initiative."