Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc
Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc holds appointments as the Chief of the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as a researcher in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine. He is also an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.
His research interests focus on pharmacoepidemiology in pregnancy and the epidemiology of pregnancy related complications. He has published extensively on the use of opioids during pregnancy and its consequences, the safety of cardiovascular medications in pregnancy, predictors of severe maternal morbidity and mortality, and medication safety in the perioperative period.
He is currently funded by the NIH and various industry sponsors. He is an associate editor of Anesthesiology and of the upcoming edition of Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practices. He is a voting member of the FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee. He has worked as a technical consultant to the Joint Commission and expert reviewer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has served on study sections at the NIH and PCORI and grant review boards for funding agencies from several other countries. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Yale College where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and was awarded the Janeway Prize for the highest achievement and abilities in the graduating class. He received a Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed an Internship in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Residency and Chief Residency in Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.