Narendra R. Battula, MBBS, MRCS, M.D. (research), FRCS, has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of transplantation surgery. He received his medical degree from Manipal Medical University in India and a doctorate in medical research from King’s College London, where he studied disseminated hepatocellular carcinoma.
He completed an internship at Kasturba Medical College Hospitals in India, as well as general surgery residency training in Leicester and Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Battula also completed fellowships in hepato-pancreatic-biliary surgery and adult/pediatric liver transplantation in the well-known liver unit at University Hospitals Birmingham, followed by a second at Ochsner Health System, New Orleans. He has received his American Society for Transplant Surgery training certificate in multiorgan transplant (liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation).
Battula is certified through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons in England. He is also certified to use the da Vinci Surgical System, which allows surgeons to perform certain types of minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedures.
He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, the European Society for Organ Transplantation, the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Battula has authored several articles in peer-reviewed and professional journals and given numerous presentations nationally and internationally.
Battula’s clinical interests are living donor and pediatric liver transplant surgery, and his research interests center on organ preservation and reconditioning using normothermic liver allograft machine perfusion.