Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc

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Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics
1620 Tremont Street, Suite 3030,
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 617-278-0930 | Fax: 617-232-8602

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.

Selected Publications | Current PubMed Search Results

  • Bateman BT, Cole NM, Maeda A, Burns SM, Houle TT, Huybrechts KF, Clancy CR, Hopp SB, Ecker JL, Ende H, Grewe K, Raposo Corradini B, Schoenfeld RE, Sankar K, Day LJ, Harris L, Booth JL, Flood P, Bauer ME, Tsen LC, Landau R, Leffert LR. Patterns of Opioid Prescription and Use After Cesarean Delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jun 6.
  • Prabhu M, McQuaid-Hanson E, Hopp S, Burns SM, Leffert LR, Landau R, Lauffenburger JC, Choudhry NK, Kaimal A, Bateman BT. A Shared Decision-Making Intervention to Guide Opioid Prescribing After Cesarean Delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jun 6.
  • Bateman BT, Patorno E, Desai RJ, Seely EW, Mogun H, Dejene SZ, Fischer MA, Friedman AM, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts KF. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and the Risk of Congenital Malformations. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan;129(1):174-184.
  • Bateman BT, Patorno E, Desai RJ, Seely EW, Mogun H, Maeda A, Fischer MA, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts KF. Late Pregnancy β Blocker Exposure and Risks of Neonatal Hypoglycemia and Bradycardia. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138(3). pii: e20160731
  • Oberg AS, D’Onofrio BM, Rickert ME, Hernandez-Diaz S, Ecker JL, Almqvist C, Larsson H, Lichtenstein P, Bateman BT. Association of Labor Induction With Offspring Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Sep 6;170(9):e160965.
  • Bateman BT, Choudhry NK. Limiting the Duration of Opioid Prescriptions: Balancing Excessive Prescribing and the Effective Treatment of Pain. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 1;176(5):583-4.
  • Baker JA, Avorn J, Levin R, Bateman BT. Opioid Prescribing After Surgical Extraction of Teeth in Medicaid Patients, 2000-2010. JAMA. 2016 Apr 19;315(15):1653-4.
  • Bateman BT, Hernandez-Diaz S, Fischer MA, Seely EW, Ecker JL, Franklin JM, Desai RJ, Allen-Coleman C, Mogun H, Avorn J, Huybrechts KF. Statins and Congenital Malformations: A Cohort Study. BMJ. 2015 Mar 17;350:h1035
  • Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT, Palmsten K, Patorno E, Desai R, Levin R, Mogun H, Hernandez-Diaz S. Antidepressant Use Late in Pregnancy and Risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. JAMA 2015 Jun 2;313(21):2142-51
  • Desai RJ, Huybrechts KF, Hernandez-Diaz S, Mogun H, Patorno E, Kaltenbach K, Kerzner LS, Bateman BT Exposure to prescription opioid analgesics in-utero and the risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome: A population-based cohort study. BMJ 2015 May 14;350:h2102
  • Bateman BT, Huybrechts KF, Maeda A, Desai R, Patorno E, Seely EW, Ecker JL, Allen-Coleman C, Mogun H, Hernandez-Diaz S, Fischer MA. Calcium Channel Blocker Exposure in Late Pregnancy and the Risk of Neonatal Seizures. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;126(2):271-8.
  • Patorno E, Neumann MD, Schneeweiss S, Mogun H, Bateman BT. Comparative safety of anesthetic technique for hip fracture surgery in adults. BMJ. 2014 Jun 27;348:g4022.
  • Oberg AS, Hernandéz-Diaź S, Frisell T, Greene MF, Almqvist C, Bateman BT. Genetic contribution to postpartum haemorrhage in Swedish population: cohort study of 466 686 births. BMJ. 2014 Aug 13;349:g4984
  • Bateman BT, Bykov K, Choudhry NK, Schneeweiss S, Gagne JJ, Polinski JM, Franklin JM, Doherty M, Fischer MA, Rassen JA. Type of stress ulcer prophylaxis and the risk of nosocomial pneumonia in cardiac surgical patients: a cohort study. BMJ. 2013 Sep 19;347:f5416