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Michael Bates, MD, Division Chief

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congenital disorders of the digestive system,  celiac disease

bio

Dr. Bates has been chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Dayton Children's Hospital since 2015. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America - a doctor that other doctors trust the most - multiple times, including in 2019. He came to Dayton from Mission Children's Specialists of Asheville, North Carolina. But he's no stranger to the Buckeye state. He received his pediatric and pediatric gastroenterology training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and was then a faculty member there for 10 years. Dr. Bates earned his bachelor of science, medical degree, and PhD at Duke University. He has more than 40 papers and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks and has had research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bates has special interests in treating children with congenital and genetic disorders of the digestive system and celiac disease. When asked why he chose to specialize in pediatric gastroenterology he responded, "I enjoy the breadth of pediatric gastroenterology. We see patients of all ages with conditions ranging from relatively simple and self-limited to very complex, chronis conditions. And talking with kids about pooping keeps you from taking yourself too seriously!" One of his favorite things about working with children is "their capacity to be a kid no matter what is happening".

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Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-4000

 

education and training

  • medical school: Duke University School of Medicine
  • residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • board certification: Diplomate, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, American Board of Pediatrics, 1997-present

publications and presentations

  • Bingham, Sean M.; Collier, Nikki; Willis, Leslie; Baker, Rebecca; Sandberg, Kelly; Bates, Michael D. Laboratory Stewardship to Encourage Appropriate Screening for Celiac Disease. Poster presentation, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2019.
  • Bates, Michael D.; de Dios, Karl; Soldes, Oliver. Congenital Absence of the Gallbladder in a Newborn with VACTERL Association. Poster presentation, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutirition Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2019.
  • Bingham, Sean M.; Collier, Nikki; Willis, Leslie; Baker, Rebecca; Sandberg, Kelly; Bates, Michael D. Appropriate Screening for Celiac Disease at a Children's Hospital Results in Increased Testing and Decreased Charges. Poster presentation, 18th International Celiac Disease Symposium, Paris, France, September 5-7, 2019.
  • Bates, Michael D.; Graham, D. D.; Harmel, Richard. P.; Sleight, Burdette K.; and Tripp, Marjorie E. Biliary Atresia and Choledochal Cyst Presenting in Siblings. Clinical vignette poster presentation, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting; National Harbor, Maryland; November 12-14, 2009.
  • Acra, Erin; Martin, Lisa J.; Benson, Woody; Louden, Emily; Peña, Alberto; and Bates, Michael D. Estimating the familial recurrence risk of anorectal malformation with rectoperineal fistula or rectovestibular fistula. Poster presentation, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference, Los Angeles, California, October 23-28, 2008.
  • Storer, Mekayla; Howard, Eleanor; Lefebvre, Greg; Martin, Vicki; Coffey, Alison; Larsen, Lars Allan; Tumer, Zeynep; Bates, Mike; Wieczorek, Dagmar; and Shaw-Smith, Charles. Mutation Detection and Copy Number Analysis in Syndromic Oesophageal Atresia and the VACTERL Association. European Human Genetics Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 31-June 3, 2008.
  • Bates, Michael D.; Matarazzo, Nicholas P.; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen K.; Rodriguez, George; Louden, Emily; Falcone, Jr.; Richard A.; Levitt, Marc A.; and Peña, Alberto. Beyond VACTERL: Different Types of Anorectal Malformations Are Association with Different Combinations of Other Congenital Anomalies. Poster Presentation, Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases, Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, Bethesda, Maryland, September 5, 2007.
  • Matarazzo, Nicholas P,; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen K.; Rodriguez, George; Louden, Emily; Falcone, Jr., Richard A.; Levitt, Marc A.; Peña, Alberto; and Bates, Michael D. Beyond VACTERL: Different Types of Anorectal Malformations Are Associated with Different  Combinations of Other Congenital Anomalies. Poster symposium presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; May 5-8, 2007.
  • Falcone, Richard A.; Levitt, Marc A.; Peña, Alberto P.; and Bates, Michael D. Genetics of Anorectal Malformations: Increased Heritability of Certain Phenotypes. Poster presentation, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting; Orlando, Floridia; October 19-22, 2006 [Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 43:E55, 2006].
  • Falcone, Richard A.; Levitt, Marc A.; Peña, Alberto P.; and Bates, Michael D. Increased Heritability of Certain Types of Anorectal Malformations. Oral presentation, American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting; Hilton Head, South Carolina; May 21-24, 2006.
  • Bates, Michael D. and Mendell, Angela. Structure-Function Relationships in HLX Homeobox Transcription Factor Regulation of Intestinal Mesenchymal Promoters. Poster presentation, Digestive Diseases Week; Los Angeles, California; May 20-24, 2006 [Gastroenterology 130:A-335, 2006].
  • Bates, Michael D.; Mendell, Angela; and Lessard, James L. Hlx Homeobox Transcription Factor is Required for Entric Smooth Muscle Differentiation and Development. Poster presentation and Travel Award recipient, Innovations in GI Research and Therapy, FASEB Summer Research Conference; Snowmass, Colorado, August 13-18, 2005.
  • Bates, M.D.; Ragland, E.E.; Dunagan, D.T.; and Lessard, J.L. Hlx Homeobox Transcription Factor is Required for Enteric Smooth Muscle Differentiation and Development. Oral presentation, Difestive Diseases Week; Chicago, Illinois; May 15-18, 2005 [Gastroenterology 128:A-6,2005].

awards, honors and organizations

honors and awards

  • Best Doctors in America, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020
  • Martha Franz Award for Subspecialty Pediatrics, Integrated Pediatric Residency, Wright State University Boonshift School of Medicine, 2019
  • Mission Health PRC 5-Star Individual Provider Award, 2014
  • North Carolina’s Best Doctors, 2014 (Business North Carolina magazine)
  • North Carolina’s Best Doctors, 2013 (Business North Carolina magazine)
  • Travel Award, Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Disorders, Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, 2007
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2006-2007, 2009-2010
  • Best Doctors in North Carolina 2008-2009 (Business North Carolina magazine)
  • American Digestive Health Foundation Industry Research Scholar Award, 1998-2001
  • World  Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Young Investigator Travel Award, 2000
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Young Faculty Investigator Award, 1999

professional society memberships

  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • American Association for Physician Leadership
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Michael Bates was very thorough with explaining lab results, things that could possibly be changed. The nurse was very except ... exceptional, and went through epic very thoroughly. Went through medications, past history, surgery. Got out the poop chart. So yes, she was very thorough, and the Dr was too. Thanks.

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Dr. Bates was very considerate and respectful and professional.

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We always have a good experience will all of the Doctors and Nurses at children's hospital my Grandson has been with them since birth he's a special need they show respect for him

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Dr. Bates is a great physician. He listens and cares about my son's care. His staff are efficient and always return calls quickly.

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conditions I treat

Abnormal weight loss, Acute pancreatic diseases, Celiac disease, Chronic diarrhea, Chronic pancreatic diseases, Crohn's disease, Encopresis, Esoinophilic esophagitis, Failure to thrive, Feeding disorders, Gastroesophageal reflux, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Genetic conditions, GER, GI bleeding, Hepatitis, Hirschsprung's disease, Inflammatory bowel disease, Malabsorption, Metabolic conditions, Motility disorders, Peptic ulcer disease, Polyps and polyposis syndromes, Rectal bleeding, Severe constipation, Short bowel syndrome, Swallowing disorders, Ulcerative Colitis, Vomiting, Congenital disorders of the GI tract

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