Erich K. Batra, MD

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Erich K. Batra, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

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About Me

Erich Batra, M.D., grew up in Northern Virginia (suburbs of Washington, DC) and attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for both undergraduate and medical school training. He completed residency training in Phoenix, AZ in internal medicine and pediatrics and then moved back East, where he joined the faculty of the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program. After eight years with the residency, he joined a private practice in Lebanon for seven years.  In January of 2014, Dr. Batra joined the Penn State Medical Group Palmyra office. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Batra precepts at Fishburn Road and rounds on the family medicine inpatient service.
For the last ten years, Dr. Batra has been involved with childhood injury prevention in conjunction with the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Infant safe sleep and youth suicide prevention have been two areas of focus.

Dr. Batra is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.


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Professional Education


Medical School, University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville) - 1994


Residency, Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics Good Samaritan Regional Medical Ctr. - Phoenix, AZ - 1998

Research Interests

  • Childhood injury prevention
  • Infant safe sleep
  • Youth suicide prevention

Academic Interests

  • Childhood injury prevention
  • Infant safe sleep
  • Youth suicide prevention


  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Special Achievement Award (2007)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, June 2002 (Penn State Hershey Family Medicine Residency Program)