The USA Pediatric Cardiology Clinic was the first in Alabama to be granted a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography in the areas of both fetal and pediatric transthoracic echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Echocardiography is a noninvasive ultrasound study commonly used to evaluate heart structure and function. Each year, more than 35,000 babies in the United States are born with congenital heart defects making it the most common type of birth defect.
Patients can rely on the IAC accreditation as an indication the USA Pediatric Cardiology Clinic has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts and is in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process. The skill of the sonographer, the type of equipment used, the knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are all critical to quality patient testing.
Dr. Lynn Batten serves the University of South Alabama's department of pediatrics as the director of the division of pediatric cardiology. Dr. Batten graduated from the USA College of Medicine and conducted her pediatric residency training at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, where she also served as pediatric chief resident. She completed her fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans.
Dr. Batten is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is licensed in both Alabama and Mississippi.
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