Pete Batra, MD

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Rush University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Languages:
English, Hindi, Punjabi
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About Me

Pete Batra, MD, FACS, is a fellowship-trained rhinologist and anterior skull base surgeon who serves as the Stanton A. Friedberg, MD Endowed Chair in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a professor in Rush Medical College and serves as the co-director of Rush Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery and medical director of the Rush Sinus, Allergy, and Asthma Center. He is the co-chair of the Rush University Medical Group Operations Committee.

His previous academic positions include co-director of the Comprehensive Skull Base Program at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Section Head of Nasal and Sinus Disorders in the Head and Neck Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Batra has co-authored more than 190 peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews and book chapters. He has delivered more than 300 lectures nationally and internationally on sinus disease and minimally invasive skull base surgery. In 2015, he co-edited a comprehensive textbook on sinus disease titled Practical Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.

His distinctions include Best Doctors of America, Top Doctors of Illinois, American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology Honor Award, Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, and Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute Teacher of the Year Award. He is a reviewer of multiple scientific journals including the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, Laryngoscope and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr Batra is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is a fellow of the Triological Society, American College of Surgeons, and American Rhinologic Society.

Dr. Batra believes patients change the way he practices medicine. That human aspect of patient care ultimately drives him to do what he does. He believes close partnership and shared decision-making are key to optimizing patient outcomes.

He has performed close to 3,000 endoscopic sinus and skull base procedures since 2003. His special clinical interests include management of refractory sinusitis and nasal polyps, revision sinus surgery, management of CSF rhinorrhea, endoscopic orbital surgery, and minimally invasive skull base surgery for benign and malignant tumors.

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Locations & Appointments

Primary location
Rush Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Chicago
Rush Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Chicago
1611 W Harrison St
Orthopedic Building
Suite 550
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-6100
(312) 942-6225
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Rush Sinus, Allergy and Asthma Center
Rush Sinus, Allergy and Asthma Center
1611 W Harrison St
5th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 563-2799
Directions
Rush Oak Brook
Rush Oak Brook
2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

(630) 724-1300
(312) 942-3012
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Credentials

Certifications

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Education and Training

Northwestern University - Otolaryngology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
University of Missouri

Clinical Expertise

Allergic rhinitis
Anosmia
Cerebrospinal fluid leak
Cranial base tumors
Graves' disease
Inverted papilloma
Melanoma
Nasal and sinus disorders, pediatric
Nasal and sinus surgery
Nasal and sinus surgery, pediatric
Nasal polyps
Pituitary tumor
Polypectomy
Septoplasty
Sinus and skull base tumors
Sinusitis
Skull base surgery
Tear duct repair

Academics & Publications

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center. In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at Rush University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

Insurance

Advocate Physician Partners
Aetna
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
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Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
CorVel
CountyCare
Coventry
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Great-West Healthcare
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
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Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
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Little Company of Mary Health Providers
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USA Managed Care Organization
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University of Illinois at Chicago
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Ratings and Reviews

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4.8
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.8
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.8
Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
4.8
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.8
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.8
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2021
Dr. Batra is wonderful. He is kind, caring and very knowledgeable, and helped me a great deal.
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A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
Dr. Batra is friendly, listens very well, answers any questions. I have recommended him to other people I know.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2021
I had several questions which were satisfactorily addressed by the doctor.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Sep 2021
Dr Batra is a kind compassionate highly skilled physician. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor and part of the team treating my cancer.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
This is a frustrating time for me. I've been to several doctors and still do not have answers as to my health issues. Dr. Batra made me feel as though he's determined to help find those answers. This is the first time I've felt hopeful since this journey began.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2021
Dr Batra is an incredible physician. Great bedside, informative, and constructive advice.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2021
Dr. Batra is the best doctor! Have ever encountered. He listened intently and explained the problem and made sure my wife was included in the visit. He expalined everything in laymen's terms.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2021
The doctor was patient, understanding, and knowledgeable.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jun 2021
he's patient and caring
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
Dr Batra always provides great care for my follow up visits.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
Dr. Batra listens very well, he is very good at explaining options. He definitely cares about patients. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2021
Dr. Batra was very pleasant and seemed happy to see me. He was warm and welcomed my sometimes strange sense of humor! He made me understand the risks and what he hoped to do for me in correcting the issue.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Dr. Batra displays some of the best bedside manner I've ever experienced. He is kind, genuine, caring, informative, honest, and empowers the patient.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
I am highly impressed with Dr. Batra for his professionalism and efficient care he provides. Dr. Batra welcomes questions and provides thoughtful answers, which I appreciate very much.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
Both the Dr. Batra and the PA were great.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
Dr. Batra is excellent. He has great bedside manner and the confidence he has in his abilities is refreshing. He's modest even though he knows he's a rock star!

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Primary location
Rush Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Chicago
Rush Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Chicago
1611 W Harrison St
Orthopedic Building
Suite 550
Chicago, IL, 60612

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