Kiran Batra, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Cardiothoracic Imaging Division. Her clinical interests include pulmonary medicine and pathology, and interstitial lung disease. 

Dr. Batra earned her medical degree at Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India. She completed residency training in radiology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and then received advanced training in cross-sectional imaging through a fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She is board certified to practice radiology in both India and the U.S. 

Dr. Batra focuses much of her research on interstitial lung disease. Her active involvement in pulmonary medicine and pathology led to the formation of a multidisciplinary team that was instrumental in UT Southwestern achieving accreditation by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Care Center Network. UT Southwestern is part of a system of PFF Care Center Network Sites that provide efficient care coordination, expert diagnosis, and management of pulmonary fibrosis. The group strives to improve patient outcomes and promote quality pulmonary care across multiple institutions. 

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Batra plays an important role as acting member on the Lung Transplant Selection Committee. She is a member of various national and international professional organizations, including the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American College of Radiology.


Medical School
Lady Hardinge Medical College, India (1995)
Lady Hardinge Medical College, India (1996), Physiology
Medical School
Lady Hardinge Medical College, India (1999)
Medical School
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (2002)
Hahnemann Univ. Hosp. - Drexel Univ. Coll. of Med. (2008), Radiology
Johns Hopkins Hospital (2011), Cross Sectional Imaging

Research Interest

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Occupational Lung Diseases
  • Post-Transplant Complications in Lung
  • Tuberculosis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of non ovarian adnexal lesions.
Thawait SK, Batra K, Johnson SI, Torigian DA, Chhabra A, Zaheer A Clin Imaging 2015 Aug
Spectrum of Suprascapular Nerve Lesions: Normal and Abnormal Neuromuscular Imaging Appearances on 3-T MR Neurography.
Ahlawat S, Wadhwa V, Belzberg AJ, Batra K, Chhabra A AJR Am J Roentgenol 2015 Mar 204 3 589-601
Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: a pattern of chronic lung injury.
Rosenbaum JN, Butt YM, Johnson KA, Meyer K, Batra K, Kanne JP, Torrealba JR Hum. Pathol. 2015 Jan 46 1 137-46
Obscured bone metastases after administration of hematopoietic factor on FDG-PET.
Chhabra A, Batra K, Makler PT Clin Nucl Med 2006 Jun 31 6 328-30
CT and MRI appearances of primary sphenoid melanoma: a rare case.
Batra K, Chhabra A, Rampure J, Tang S, Koenigsberg R, Gonzales C AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2005 Nov-Dec 26 10 2642-4

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Indian Radiologic and Imaging Association
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Thoracic Radiology
  • Texas Radiological Society