Sonal Batra, MD, MST, FACEP, is a practicing emergency medicine physician, an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University, and serves as co-chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Health Equity Section.
Dr. Batra was a founding board member of the Social Mission Alliance and serves as Principal Investigator of the Social Mission Metrics Initiative, a project aimed at developing a framework for measuring the social mission of health professions schools. She is particularly interested in diversifying the healthcare workforce and has worked on several diversity pathway programs for high school students across Washington, D.C. who are interested in entering the health professions. Dr. Batra worked for six years as Associate Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at GW and teaches several Clinical Public Health courses for medical students. She also has interests in global health with previous experience developing web-based curriculum for post-graduate training programs across India with the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine and volunteers with the Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network, conducting forensic medical exams to corroborate asylum seekers’ claims of persecution and torture.
Dr. Batra received her bachelor of arts in psychology and medical degree from Northwestern University. She completed residency in emergency medicine at The George Washington University, serving as chief resident in her final year. Between undergraduate and medical school, Dr. Batra spent two years teaching middle school science with Teach for America. During that time, she earned a Master’s of Science in Teaching (MST) from Pace University in New York City.