Beau Batton, MD

Neonatologist, Director of Neonatal Intensive Care, St. John's Hospital
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    About me

    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.


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    Education & training

    Chief of Neonatology
    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Neonatology
    Chief, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
    Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, St. John’s Children’s Hospital
    Board Certifications
    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Medical School
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Maywood, IL
    Undergraduate Degree
    Hope College, Holland, MI
    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI - Pediatrics
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


    Treatments & procedures

    Clinical locations


    HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital

    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701

    Hospital privileges

    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL

    Clinical trials


    A Randomized, Double Blind, Parallel-group, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of IBP-9414 in Premature Infants 500-1500g Birth Weight in the Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis - The Connection Study

    Active recruiting

    The purpose of the clinical study is to compare the effectiveness of IBP-9414 treatment against placebo in preventing necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants.


    Treatments: Prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants