Ibrahim Batal, MD

Board Certifications: 
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated


Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Arabic


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


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


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • HMO
  • 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

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care




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

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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

Board Certifications

  • Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical

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

2/2015             Member Spotlight                                           American Society of Transplantation


Selected Publications

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.