Dr. Krishan K. Batra
Krishan K. Batra, M.D. received psychiatry training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas; and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. After board certification in general and pediatric psychiatry, he served as staff psychiatrist at Hillsborough Community Health Center in the late 1970’s.
Dr. Batra has been practicing addiction psychiatry since the first ever examination for boards in this country in the subspecialty in 1993: then he received simultaneous recertification in 2003 for suboxone therapy as well as for opiate dependence. He has been studying abuse patterns of prescription drugs and has been lecturing colleagues in the medicine and healthcare industry since 2002. In 2005, he was awarded “Distinguished Fellow,” status with American Psychiatric Association and in 2006; he was elevated to “Clinical Associate Professor” status at the University of South Florida.
While Dr. Batra is actively involved in the community and professional organizations, he has contributed and represented psychiatry in local and state NAMI meetings. Dr. Batra served as president of Greater Tampa Bay Psychiatric Society and has been an active executive committee member of the Florida Psychiatric Society. He also served as president of FAPI (Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin).