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Ibrahim Batal, MD

Board Certifications: 
Expertise in: 
Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical

Clinical Expertise

  • Pathology


Education & Training

  • MD, 2002 Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine (Syrian Arab Republic)
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Residency: Damascus University Hospital
  • Residency: 2009 University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Montefiore Hospital
  • Fellowship: Dana Farber Cancer Institute-Harvard Medical School

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 F. Stephen Vogel Award United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • 2012 Stowell-Orbison Award United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • 2015 Member Spotlight American Society of Transplantation
  • 2019 Gloria Gallo Mid-Career Research Award Renal Pathology Society

About Ibrahim Batal

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Arabic


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Using immunohistochemistry and in vitro approaches, my research focuses on the role of dendritic cells in shaping early and late kidney allograft inflammation, including their association with distinct morphologic patterns of allograft injury.

I am also interested in investigating the immune and inherited factors that predict glomerulonephritis in the kidney allograft.


2020-2021 (Batal, PI)
Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation Research Grant “Genetic and Immune Predictors of Recurrent Glomerulonephritis of the Kidney Allograft” ($150,000)

2018 - 2020 (Batal, PI)

AST/Astellas Translational Science Faculty Development Research Grant “The Clinicopathologic Significance of Graft Dendritic Cells and Ischemia-reperfusion Injury in Kidney Allograft Inflammation and Outcome” ($100, 000)

Selected Publications

Batal I, Mohan S, De Serres SA, Vasilescu ER, Tsapepas D, Crew RJ, Patel SS, Serban G, McCune K, Husain SA, Chang JH, Herter JM, Bhagat G, Markowitz GS, D'Agati V, Hardy MA, Ratner L, Chandraker A. Analysis of Dendritic Cells and Ischemia-Reperfusion Changes in Post-implantation Renal Allograft Biopsies May Serve as Predictors of Subsequent Rejection Episodes. Kidney Int 2018 Mar 13 [Epub ahead of print]

Batal I, De Serres SA, Safa K, Bijol V, Ueno T, Onozato ML, Iafrate AJ, Herter JM, Lichtman AH, Mayadas TN, Guleria I, Rennke HG, Najafian N, Chandraker A. Dendritic Cells in Kidney Transplant Biopsy Samples Are Associated with T Cell Infiltration and Poor Allograft Survival. J Am Soc Nephrol 2015 Dec;26(12):3102-13

Batal I, Azzi J, Mounayar M, Abdoli R, Moore R, Lee JY, Rosetti F, Wang C, Fiorina P, Sackstein R, Ichimura T, Abdi R. The mechanisms of up-regulation of dendritic cell activity by oxidative stress. J Leukoc Biol 2014 Aug;96(2):283-93.

Venkatesh D, Ernandez T, Rosetti F, Batal I, Cullere X, Zhang Y, García-Cardeña G, Stavrakis G, Horwitz B, Mayadas TN. Endothelial TNF Receptor 2 Induces IRF1 Transcription Factor-Dependent Interferon-β Autocrine Signaling to Promote Monocyte Recruitment. Immunity. 2013 May 23;38(5):1025-37.

Batal I, Lunz III J G, Aggarwal N, Zeevi A, Sasatomi E, Basu A, Tan H, Shapiro R, Randhawa P. A Critical Appraisal of Methods to Grade Transplant Glomerulitis in Renal Allograft Biopsies. Am J Transplant. 2010 Nov;10(11):2442-2452.