John Battaile, M.D.

John Battaile, M.D.

Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders


John Turbeville Battaile, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he also serves as Medical Director of the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center of Excellence and Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. He specializes in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

Dr. Battaile earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee. He completed both his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical investigation from Washington University School of Medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Battaile joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009.

Dr. Battaile’s research interests focus on improving care for patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, a rare disorder characterized by malformations of various blood vessels, potentially resulting in bleeding. He is the author of numerous book chapters and scholarly articles and has presented his work worldwide.

He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1995-1999)
  • Graduate School - Washington University School of Medicine (2007-2009)
  • Fellowship - Washington University School of Medicine (2003-2006), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (1999-2002), Internal Medicine
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Washington University School of Medicine (2007-2009)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Award 2007
  • Knowlton Award for Clinical Excellence 2004
  • Clinicopathologic Conference 2002, Elected by fellow residents as discussant for year-end conference
Books & Publications
  • Airway Inflammation in COPD and Asthma
  • Alternative Macrophage Activation
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Immune Mechanisms of Acute and Chronic Lung Injury
  • Role of Infection in the Development of Chronic Inflammation Lung Disease

Clinical Focus

  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders
  • Critical Care Medicine

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