Dr. Travis Batts has practiced medicine for nearly 20 years. He is a board-certified cardiologist with a focus on cardiovascular disease prevention, nutrition, fitness optimization and primordial/primary cardiac screening. He holds a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas. Where he was a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, who lettered in track and field, while attending the University of Kansas. He then went on to matriculate at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill where he obtained his medical doctorate (MD). He completed his residency and cardiac fellowship training in San Antonio, Texas at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Medical Center. His clinical interests include however are not limited to advanced cardiac imaging with 3D reconstructive modeling, cardiovascular fitness optimization of the tactical athlete (sports cardiology), multimodality imaging prevention assessment and value-based care market integration.
About Dr. Batts
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Dr. Travis Batts
Dr. Batts serves as the Cardiovascular Service Line Lead and Medical Director of the Cardiology Clinic at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. He is currently serving in the United States Air Force where, in addition to his clinical and administrative roles, he maintains academic responsibilities as well. He fulfills his academic roles as an assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine for the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Dr. Batts is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and serves on the National Nutritional Working Group. He, also, serves as a scientific contributor to local vegan/vegetarian restaurants. He has authored multiple articles in peer reviewed journals and given numerous lectures on a host of topics ranging from the role of plant-based nutrition in the management of cardiovascular disease to the benefits of plant-based nutrition in athletes. He is the owner and creative director of Batts Media Group, one of San Antonio’s premier media cultivation companies. Additionally, he has built his brand, “The Lifestyle MD” into one of San Antonio’s leading proponents of cardiovascular disease prevention.
Dr. Batts currently volunteers in San Antonio with multiple youth sports teams. In this role, he works to improve nutritional awareness, fortify strategies for injury prevention, provide comprehensive techniques to improve mobility and cultivate career planning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM. His role with youth in primordial prevention was expanded in his role with the American College of Cardiology’s, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Elementary Health Pipeline. He is the founder of the Healthier Outcomes with Lifestyle Intervention (H.O.L.I) Initiative, a program geared toward improving health awareness through prevention for faith-based communities. He has also developed a 16-week curriculum titled, “Total Body Health” which increases health awareness targeting youth 5-18 years of age through scientific engagement, exposure to medical professionals and instilling practical strategies for implementing nutritional change. Dr. Batts is a member of many professional and philanthropic organizations. He is a board member of the Rance Olison Foundation, a non-profit organization geared toward increasing heart health awareness for athletes and the community at large. Most notably he is a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Association of Black Cardiologist (ABC), American Heart Association (AHA) and a proud life member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity incorporated. He is a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as the program director and is a member of the health care ministry team. He has married and has four children. He spends much of his time when away from his primary vocation participating in his children’s extracurricular activities and traveling with his wife.
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He currently volunteers in San Antonio with multiple youth sports teams. In this role, he works to improve nutritional awareness, fortify strategies for injury prevention, provide comprehensive techniques to improve mobility and cultivate career planning in STEM (eg. science, technology, engineering and mathematics). His role with youth in primordial prevention was expanded as he directs the American College of Cardiology’s, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Elementary School Health Pipeline. He is the founder of the Healthier Outcomes with Lifestyle Intervention (H.O.L.I) Initiative, a program geared toward improving health awareness through prevention.
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