Dr. Bates is the medical director of gastroenterology at Dayton Children’s Hospital. He comes to Dayton from Mission Health System in Asheville, North Carolina. While there he was named one of the Best Doctors in America – a doctor that other doctors trust the most. But he’s no stranger to the Buckeye state. He worked in Cincinnati for years, as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He also served his residency and was a William Cooper Procter Pediatric Research Scholar and a fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition there. Dr. Bates earned his Bachelor of Science, medical degree and PhD at Duke University. He has special interests in treating congenital and genetic disorders of the digestive system and celiac disease.
Dr. Bates has 40 published papers in peer reviewed journals and has had research funded by the National Institute of Health. He has special interests in congenital disorders of the digestive system, genetic disorders and celiac disease.