Nicolas Batty MD Hematology Medical Oncology
Cancer Treatment Specialist Dr. George Nicolas Batty
George Nicolas Batty
California-physican, American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pathology Blood Banking, Hematology and Medical Oncology. An experienced medical professional, Dr. George Nicolas Batty possesses an extensive academic background. He completed an internal medicine residency jointly at New York City’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New Jersey’s St. Joseph’s Hospital, a clinical medical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a clinical leukemia fellowship and pathology/blood banking training with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. As a dedicated medical professional, Dr. George Nicolas Batty maintains affiliations with numerous medical associations. He is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks, the Texas Society of Medical Oncology, and the American Association for Cancer Research, among others. He is also board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
In addition to his medical career, Dr. Batty enjoys leisure activities such as working out, playing soccer, spending time with his family, and laboring on home improvement projects. He also supports numerous cancer-related nonprofit groups, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Young Texans Against Cancer, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and many others.
During my four post-doctoral fellowships, I evaluated and was involved in the process of enrolling patients with hematological malignancies on experimental compounds protocols. My astonishment at the cruelty of aggressive diseases elicited my interest in understanding how molecules become active therapies in the clinic. I worked in the HLA laboratory and was also involved as a co-primary investigator in a study protocol to examine outcomes of patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma who received darbepoeitin and epoeitin. I was involved from concept design to protocol development, as well as following through the vetting process in various committees. I thus appreciate the laborious challenges dealing with various committees. At the end of my fellowship in hematology and oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, I plan to carry on and practice my clinical and research skills and to fulfill my duties as a clinician. I intend to collaborate with other investigators on clinical trials and would examine newly approved. During my fellowships, I examined patients that were enrolled in phase I, II or III trials. I have diligently worked alongside my mentors to report research with clinical or translational aspects, such as the first series on the outcome of patients with renal failure receiving hypomethylating agents, the long follow up of a 10 year phase II study on ABVD and interferon in frontline Hodgkin’s disease, or HLA typing of the largest series of patients with inflammatory breast cancer to elucidate its related pathophysiology to the EBV virus. These projects prompted my appreciation of how patient-related and tumor-related factors may affect drug efficacy. Reflecting upon those experiences triggered my curiosity in the issue of implementing more effective personalized medicine of the cancer treatment that we administer. At the moment, I am preparing myself to pursue my true vocation, to establish myself as a hematologist and medical oncologist.
Nicolas Batty MD FACP FASCP Hematology and Medical Oncology on LinkedIn
I specialize in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of blood diseases (hematology) and cancer (oncology). I receive patients referral with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, as well as blood disorders which include: anemia, benign monoclonal gammopathy, coagulopathies, erythrocytosis, leukocytosis, lymphohistocytic disorders, pancytopmenia, sickle cell disease, thrombocytosis, thrombocytopenia, sickle cell disease and von Willebrand disease. The common procedures which I perform include bone marrow biopsy and administering chemotherapy. I manage patients with blood disorders and solid tumors as part of the consultative service at the comprehensive cancer center, the outreach satellite clinic and inpatient service at the desert regional medical center. I am also American board certified in internal medicine, pathology blood banking, hematology and medical oncology and I specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy as the main health care provider for patients with breast, lung, and gastrointestinal and prostate cancer. I also participate actively to provide the patients’ supportive care and coordinate treatment given by other specialists. My expertise focuses on patient care with blood disorders, cancers and HIV related malignancies serving the LGBT community in Palm Springs and Greater Los Angeles CA area.
An Overview of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
Dr. George Nicolas Batty, a skilled hematologist and oncologist, currently serves patients at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California. In his free time, Dr. George Nicolas Batty enjoys listening to the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, especially the composer’s famed Moonlight Sonata.
Completed in 1801 and published one year later, the Moonlight Sonata was written at a time when Beethoven’s hearing, while deteriorating, was still good enough for him to compose and perform his music without much difficulty. The piece, which was dedicated to Beethoven’s student Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, is divided into three movements. The first movement is the best known of the three and is particularly admired for its mysterious and somewhat haunting melody line.
Although it is now usually referred to as the Moonlight Sonata, the piece’s original title is Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, OP. 27, No. 2: Sonata quasi una fantasia. The romantic nickname did not come to define the piece until several years after Beethoven’s death, when German poet Ludwig Rellstab compared the first movement to moonlight reflecting on Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne. The name quickly stuck. Today, more than two centuries after it was written, the Moonlight Sonata remains one of the most celebrated piano works of all time.