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Dolgor Baatar, MD, PhD

Professor

Dr. Dolgor Baatar is a Professor in the Biomedical Science Department. Prior to joining the School of Medicine, Dr. Baatar was an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education at Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University. Throughout his career as a medical educator, he has specialized in medical immunology, clinical anatomy, and gastrointestinal physiology. Dr. Baatar is also an education administrator with experience in the development and delivery of clinical presentation-based, clinical, and basic science-integrated medical school curriculum.

Education and Training

  • MD, First Moscow Medical University
  • PhD, School of Medicine, Oita University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute on Aging, NIH

Years

Selected Prior Positions

1989-1995

Lecturer
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences University of Mongolia     

1995-1996

Visiting Researcher
Department of Surgery I, School of Medicine, Oita University    

2002-2004

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

2011-2018

Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Education, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine    

2018-2019

Associate Professor
Department of Medical Education, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2006

Fellows Award for Research Excellence, Office of Intramural Training and Education, NIH

2007

Fellows Award for Research Excellence, Office of Intramural Training and Education, NIH

2017

2017 Faculty Excellence Award, Student Government Association, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Selected Publications

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Pai R, B Soreghan, IL Szabo, M Pavelka, D Baatar, and AS Tarnawski. (2002). Prostaglandin E2 transactivates EGF receptor: a novel mechanism for promoting colon cancer growth and gastrointestinal hypertrophy. Nature medicine 8, 289-293.
  • Baatar D, MK Jones, R Pai, H Kawanaka, IL Szabo, WS Moon, S Kitano, and AS Tarnawski. (2002). Selective cyclooxygenase-2 blocker delays healing of esophageal ulcers in rats and inhibits ulceration-triggered c-Met/hepatocyte growth factor receptor induction and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2 activation. The American journal of pathology 160, 963-972.
  • Baatar D, H Kawanaka, IL Szabo, R Pai, MK Jones, S Kitano, and AS Tarnawski. (2002). Esophageal ulceration activates keratinocyte growth factor and its receptor in rats: implications for ulcer healing. Gastroenterology 122, 458-468.
  • Arakawa H, JY Qian, D Baatar, K Karasawa, Y Asada, Y Sasaguri, ER Miller, JL Witztum, and H Ueno. (2005). Local expression of platelet-activating factor-acetylhydrolase reduces accumulation of oxidized lipoproteins and inhibits inflammation, shear stress-induced thrombosis, and neointima formation in balloon-injured carotid arteries in nonhyperlipidemic rabbits. Circulation 111, 3302-3309.
  • Baatar D, P Olkhanud, D Newton, K Sumitomo, and A Biragyn. (2007). CCR4-expressing T cell tumors can be specifically controlled via delivery of toxins to chemokine receptors. J Immunol 179, 1996-2004.
  • Baatar D, P Olkhanud, K Sumitomo, D Taub, R Gress, and A Biragyn. (2007). Human peripheral blood T regulatory cells (Tregs), functionally primed CCR4+ Tregs and unprimed CCR4- Tregs, regulate effector T cells using FasL. J Immunol 178, 4891-4900.
  • Baatar D, K Patel, and DD Taub. (2011). The effects of ghrelin on inflammation and the immune system. Mol Cell Endocrinol 340, 44-58.
  • Baatar D, NL Lacy, ZD Mulla, and JF Piskurich. (2017). The Impact of Integration of Self-Tests into a Pre-Clerkship Medical Curriculum. Medical Science Educator 27, 21-27.

Selected peer-reviewed learning resources

  • Baatar D, Balsiger H. (2015). "Open" subclavian vein catheterization: anatomy and clinical skills learning module. MedEdPORTAL 11, 10175.
  • Baatar D, Perry C. (2015). Immune-mediated anemias: clinical immunology learning module. MedEdPORTAL 11, 10139.