Physician Profile: Dr. Wayne Batchelor
Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Batchelor received his Doctorate of Medicine summa cum laude at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in Canada, where he was awarded the Dr. and Mrs. Sydney P. Schiff Medal in Surgery and the Nathan E. Berry Prize in Urology. He then completed a Comprehensive Internal Medicine Residency and a Fellowship in Adult Cardiology at the University of Toronto during which he was awarded the Sopman Award for Clinical Excellence and Human Compassion. After being awarded a National Research Fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, he attended Duke University in North Carolina and completed a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and a Master’s of Health Science Degree in Clinical Research. He then served on the Medical Faculty at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Interventional Cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, until 2002 after which he moved to Tallahassee with his family. Dr. Batchelor has given numerous invited lectures and published over 70 peer-reviewed original abstracts/manuscripts and multiple book chapters. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions and was selected to serve on the American College of Cardiology’s D2B (Door to Balloon) Task Force, a national committee of cardiologists charged with the task of improving the rapidity of care for heart attack victims across the U.S. He is a regular faculty member contributing to the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) meetings.
Dr. Batchelor’s primary expertise is in structural/valvular heart disease, coronary and peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease and clinical research in interventional cardiology. He was instrumental in starting the structural/valvular heart program at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in 2011 and currently serves as the Chair of the Interventional Cardiology Council at TMH. He has a keen interest in radial artery access percutaneous coronary interventions and has performed over 4,000 radial access coronary stent procedures. As President of the Tallahassee Research institute (TRI), he has participated in over 150 clinical trials in cardiovascular medicine, being Principal Investigator in over 50. He was recently National co-Principal Investigator for the PLATINUM DIVERSITY Study, which is the first national study to prospectively evaluate clinical outcomes in minorities and women after coronary stent procedures in 52 sites across the U.S.
In 2017, Dr. Batchelor was recognized by his peers as recipient of the Capital Medical Society's Outstanding Physician of the Year Award. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease with added qualifications in Interventional Cardiology. He currently practices at Southern Medical Group, P.A., and holds privileges at TMH.