Dr. Beau Batton is a professor of clinical pediatrics and the Chief of the Division of Neonatology at SIU School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital. Dr. Batton earned his medical degree at Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, in Maywood Illinois. He completed an internship and a pediatric residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.
In addition to his positions with SIU as a Board member for SIU Medicine and Chair of the Finance Committee, Dr. Batton is the current chair of the Illinois Department of Public Health Perinatal Advisory Committee, a member of the International Neonatal Consortium Hemodynamic Adaptations Workgroup, and Co-Director of the Illinois South Central Perinatal Network. His publications include works on blood pressure management and neurodevelopment in extremely preterm infants, in utero anti-depressant exposure and neurodevelopment in preterm infants, and in perspectives of physician parents in the neonatal ICU.