Dr. Batt is a Professor of Clinical Gynecology. His 40-years of patient care and collaboration with colleagues in the investigation of acquired and developmental endometriosis has advanced our understanding of their pathogenesis. His theory of Müllerianosis (2007) predicted that müllerian tissue - misplaced during organogenesis – would be discovered in human female fetuses. This theory has been confirmed by the research of other investigators. In 2016, Dr. Batt and colleagues explained the developmental pathogenesis of benign endometriosis, endosalpingiosis and endocervicosis and their malignant transformation in phenotypic males.
A devotion to life-long learning enriches his teaching. Dr. Batt brings a unique perspective to learning, a perspective born of research applied to the treatment of endometriosis-related infertility as well as an extensive knowledge of endometriosis and related müllerian diseases. Currently Dr. Batt is writing the second volume of the history of endometriosis.
Education and Training:
PhD, History, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
MA, History, State University of New York at Buffalo (2002)
Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, New York and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnessota (1966)
Residency, Gynecologic Oncology/Gynecologic Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (1965)
Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology, Harvard Medical School (1964)
Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, State University of New York at Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals (1963)
Residency, LT (MC) USNR, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Main Naval Dispensary, Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC (1962)
Residency, Gynecology & Obstetrics, University of Buffalo Univeristy Affiliated Hospitals (1960)
Harry Reich Award for Pioneering Work in the Science and Treatment of Endometriosis. Endometriosis Foundation of America (2015)
James Platt White Memorial Lecturer Award (2006)
Certificate of Recognition as a Teacher - Buffalo Gyn-Ob Society (2006)
ACOG - Ortho/McNeil Fellow in the History of American Obstet - Gyn (2004)
Certificate of Appreciation for Human Research Protections - Robert L. King Chancellor, SUNY (2002)
Certificate of Appreciation - Lancaster Historic District Commission (2000)
Distinguised Annual Lecturer, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2000)
Who's Who in America (2000)
Resident Teaching Award in Gynecology (1998)
UB Medical Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award (1998)
Thirty-Year Service Award from Millard Fillmore Health System (1997)
Chief Residents Teaching Award (1996)
Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Biomedical Engineering in WNY (1996)
Medal of Cheektowaga - Town of Cheektowaga, NY (1979)
Gibson Anatomical Society- SUNY-UB School of Medicine (1955)
Sigma Alpha Sigma Honor Society - Niagara Univ. (1954)
Andometriosis, Endocervicosis and Endosalpingiosis in males
Eight benign mullerian diseases: four acquired; four developmntal (acquired)
Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Endosalpingiosis, Endocervicosis: I am studying the pathogenesis of the four acquired mullerian diseases
Foundational History of the University at Buffalo and School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
History of Endometriosis: World War II to the Present
Oral History of UB School of Medicine and Biomendical Research: Digitizing oral-history interviews of approximately 130 physicians, most professors at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences since 1930
Batt RE, Martin DC, Koninckx P, Smith RA. Deeply Infiltrating Endometriosis. In Endometriosis Today: Advances in Research and Practice. The International Congress Symposium and Seminar Series, edited by H Minaguchi and O Sugimoto. 1997; 13.
Batt RE. OB-GYN Yesterday: Randall and Winkler reunited a divided departemnt at UB. Buffalo Physician. 1997.
Batt RE. A population-based study of interfile women who do and do not seek service from physicians.. Assisted Reproductive Reviews. 1997; 7.
Darrow SL, Selman S, Batt RE, Zielezny MA, Vena JE. Sexual activity, contraception, and reproductive factors in predicting endometriosis.. Am J Epidemiol. 1994; 140(6).
McCann SE, Freudenheim JL, Darrow SL, Batt RE, Zielezny MA. Endometriosis and body fat distribution.. Obstet Gynecol. 1993; 82(4 Pt).
Darrow SL, Vena JE, Batt RE, Zielezny MA, Michalek AM, Selman S. Menstrual cycle characteristics and the risk of endometriosis.. Epidemiology. 1993; 4(2).
Batt RE, Smith RA, Naples JD, Severino MF. Duplications of the Mullerian System and Pelvic Endometriosis (Abstract) IN: Endometriosis 86: International Symposium, Proceedings of teh First International Symspoium on Endometriosis. Proceedings, In Endometriosis 86: International Symposium. 1987.
Books and Book Chapters:
Batt RE. A History of Endometriosis. 2011.
Batt RE. Bowel Injury. 2007.
Batt RE. Ureteral Dissection. 2007.
Batt RE. Endometriosis. 2007.
Batt RE. State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 2005.
Batt RE. Pre-publication review of Jean Richardson, Sisterhood is Powerful: Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY, 1848-1900.. 2005.
Batt RE. Endometriosis: Fundamental Considerations. 1999.
Batt RE, Smith RA, Buck GM, Severino MF, Naples JD.. Mullerianosis. 1990; 323.
Batt RE. Investigation of the Infertile Couple. 1989.
Batt RE. Endometriosis. 1989.
Batt RE. Microsurgery for Endometriosis and Infertility. 1986.
Batt RE, Naples JD. Endometriosis. 1986.
Batt RE. Six Biographical Essays: Austin Flint, Autsin Flint, Jr, David Hosack, Alfred Lebbeus Loomis, Samuel Latham Mitchell, Valentine Mott.. 1984.
Batt RE, Naples JD. Endometriosis and Spontaneous Abortion, IN: Spontaneous Abortion Advances in Reproductive Health Care, edited by ESE Hafez.. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Abortions: Spontaneous and Induced. 1982.
Batt RE. Cancer of the Vagina. 1981.
Batt RE, Atwell GR. The Chapel, A Comprehensive History of the Chapel and Pilgrimage of Our Lady Help of Christians. 1979.
"Pathogenesis of endometriosis, endocervicosis, endosalpingiosis and select cases of endometrial/endometrioid carcinoma in males: developmental (embryonic) mullerian diseases -- mullerianosis." Massachusettes General Hospital (2015)
"The Theory of Mullerianosis: An Odyssey of Discovery and Verification. Keynote Lecture" Endometriosis Foundation of America 6th Annual Medical Conference, Endometriosis Foundation of America (2015)
"Retrocervical Endometriosis. Poster Presentation" 12th World Congress on Endometriosis (2014)
"Mullerianosis: four developmental (embryonic) mullerian diseases" Annual Meeting of Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Society for Gynecologic Investigation (2012)
"Chair Lecture" 11th World Congress on Endometriosis (2011)
"Mullerianosis: Samson's developmentally misplaced endometrial tissue" 10th World Congress on Endometriosis, World Congress on Endometriosis (2008)
"Professionalization of Clinician Historians" 2005 Nathaniel R. Coleman Lecture at Ohio State University, Ohio State University (2005)
"Distribution of rectovaginal endometriosis 1903-1922." IX World Congress on Endometriosis (2005)
"Distribution of rectovaginal endometriosis." IX World Congress on Endometriosis (2005)
"Interval peritoneal changes - congenital or acquired?" IX World Congress on Endometriosis (2005)
"Ureteral position and broad ligament recess." IX World Congress on Endometriosis (2005)
"The Odyssey of an Amateur Medical Historian: A Career on the Border" Dept. of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Medicine in Contemporary Society, State University of New York at Stony Brook. (2005)
"I. Case Study in Methodology: History of Endometriosos. II. Professionalization of Clinician Historians: Argument for MA in History" ACOG 53rd Annual Clinical Meeting, History of Obstetrics and Gynecology Special Interest Group. (2005)
"Professionalization of Clinician Historians" Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting (2005)
"Endometriosis: Etiology and Diagnosis" Invited Seminar, National Institute of Child Health Human Development, Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics & Prevention Research (2004)
"CYP 1B1 Expression in explant cutures of human endometrium with and without dioxin exposure." VI World Congress on Endometriosis (1998)
"Expectant treatment of mild endometriosis selectively favors survival of female fetuses" V World Congress on Endometriosis (1996)
"Selective Expression of Type I Chain Trisaccharide in Endometriosis" V World Congress on Endometriosis (1996)
"Conservative surgery for endometriosis: principles and operative technique." Lecture at Postgraduate Course on Obstetrics and Gynecology L'Viv, Ukraine. (1994)
"Bowel and ureteral endometriosis: laparoscopic alpha sequence technique for diagnosis and staging." Second World Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy (1989)
"Mullerianosis: microscopic and minimal non-pigmented endometriosis associated with peritoneal pockets and pelvic anomalies." Second World Congess of Gynecologic Endoscopy (1989)
"Incidence of peritoneal pockets (Mullerianosis) in a cohort of endometriosis cases: demographic, reproductive and clinical findings." Second International Symposium of Endometriosis (1989)
"Mullerianosis." Second International Symposium on Endometriosis (1989)
"Duplications of the mullerian system and pelvic endometriosis" First International Symposium on Endometriosis, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Clermont-Ferrand (1986)
"Minimal endometriosis: treatment and relationship to infertility." First Chinese International Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1985)
Lancaster Village Historic Preservation Commission (1995–2005)
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Peer Reviewer (1995–2000)
American Association for the History of Medicine, Local Arrangements Committee; Annual Meeting, Buffalo, New York May, 1996; Member (1995–1996)
The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Peer Reviewer (1993–1994)
Oxford University Press; Peer Reviewer (1993)
American Association for the History of Medicine, Committee on Medical Speciality Societies; Member (1992–1993)
International Journal of Fertility; Peer Reviewer (1991–1994)
Little Brown Company; Peer Reviewer (1991–1992)
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology; 1990-1991, 1996-1997, 2005-2006; Reviewer (1990–2006)
American Association for the History of Medicine, Annual Meeting Planning Committee; To secure the 1996 Annual Meeting for the Sesquicentennial of the University at Buffalo and the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Chairman (1990–1996)
Endometriosis Association of WNY; Medical Advisor; Advisor (1990–1995)
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology; Peer Reviewer (1990–1991)
American Association for the History of Medicine, Sessions Management Committee; Member (1989–1994)
American Association for the History of Medicine Committee on Annual Meetings; Member (1989–1992)
Medical Historical Society of WNY; President (1989–1991)
Medical Historical Society of WNY; Vice President (1987–1989)
American Association for the History of Medicine, Committee on Applicants; Member (1986–1993)
Adult Education Lecture Series on Infertility; Education Division of Western New York High Schools; Guest Lecturer (1986–1988)
American Association for the History of Medicine, Committee on Applicants; Member (1985–1995)