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Michael J. Battistone

Michael J. Battistone, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Veterans Administration Medical Center

Blue Clinic
  • Michael Battistone, MD, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah, and the Director of the Advanced Fellowship in Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System.

    As an internist and rheumatologist, his clinical interests include the evaluation and management of shoulder pain and knee pain in the ambulatory setting, and in caring for patients with osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.


    Dr. Battistone received his MD from Duke University, and completed post-graduate residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and rheumatology from the University of Utah. In the past, Dr. Battistone served as the Director of the Rheumatology Training Program at the University of Utah and Director of the Center of Excellence in Musculoskeletal Care at the George E. Wahlen VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)
  • Michael Battistone, MD, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah, and the Director of the Advanced Fellowship in Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System.

    As an internist and rheumatologist, his clinical interests include the evaluation and management of shoulder pain and knee pain in the ambulatory setting, and in caring for patients with osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.


    Dr. Battistone received his MD from Duke University, and completed post-graduate residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and rheumatology from the University of Utah. In the past, Dr. Battistone served as the Director of the Rheumatology Training Program at the University of Utah and Director of the Center of Excellence in Musculoskeletal Care at the George E. Wahlen VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Internal Medicine -Primary
    Academic Divisions Rheumatology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Rheumatology - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    University of Utah School of Medicine Chief Medical Resident
    Residency Internal Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Medicine - Duke University M.D.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Battistone MJ, Kemeyou L, Varpio L (In Press). The Integrative Review--A Researcher's Guide. (Epub ahead of print) J Grad Med Educ.
    2. Battistone MJ, Kemeyou L, Varpio L (In Press). The Integrative Review--A Reader's Guide. (Epub ahead of print) J Grad Med Educ.
    3. Rubino S, Battistone MJ, Ardoin SP, Berlan ED, Carandang K, Chiseri K, Kavanaugh A, White W, Wise KA, Wong AL, Marston B, Clowse MEB (Under Review). Bringing Reproductive Health Guidelines into Fellowship Training: A National Survey of Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology Fellows and Program Directors to Assess Educational Need and Inform Curriculum Development. (Epub ahead of print) Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken).
    4. Battistone MJ, Kemeyou L, Varpio L (2023). The Theoretical Integrative Review-A Reader's Guide. J Grad Med Educ, 15(4), 449-452.
    5. Battistone MJ, Kemeyou L, Varpio L (2023). The Theoretical Integrative Review-A Researcher's Guide. J Grad Med Educ, 15(4), 453-455.
    6. Rubino S, Battistone MJ, Ardoin SP, Berlan ED, Carandang K, Chiseri K, Kavanaugh A, White W, Wise KA, Wong AL, Marston B, Clowse MEB (2023). Bringing Reproductive Health Guidelines into Fellowship Training: A National Survey of Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology Fellows and Program Directors. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken).
    7. Mulcaire-Jones E, Barker AM, Beck JP, Lawrence P, Cannon GW, Battistone MJ (2022). Impact of a Musculoskeletal "Mini-Residency" Professional Development Program on Knee Magnetic Resonance Imaging Orders by Primary Care Providers. J Clin Rheumatol, 28(5), 245-249.
    8. Pearson M, Barker AM, Battistone MJ, Bent S, Odden K, OBrien B (2020). Implementing an established musculoskeletal educational curriculum in a new context: a study of effectiveness and feasibility. Med Educ Online, 25(1), 1760466.
    9. Liebowitz JE, Torralba KD, Kolfenbach J, Marston B, Dua AB, ORourke KS, McKown K, Battistone MJ, Valeriano-Marcet J, Edgar L, McLean S, Gouze KR, Bolster MB (2020). Rheumatology Milestones 2.0: A Roadmap for Competency-Based Medical Training of Rheumatology Fellows in the 21st Century. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 74, 675-685.
    10. Battistone MJ, Barker AM, Durning SJ (2019). Interprofessional Musculoskeletal Education: A Review of National Initiatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Rheum Dis Clin North Am, 46(1), 135-153.
    11. Barker AM, LaRochelle JS, Artino AR Jr, Wiltz SA, Kim LM, Battistone MJ (2020). SimLEARN Musculoskeletal Training for VHA Primary Care Providers and Health Professions Educators. Fed Pract, 37(1), 42-47.
    12. Nelson RE, Ma J, Miller K, Lawrence P, LaFleur J, Grotzke M, Barker A, Cannon GW, Battistone MJ (2019). The impact of a musculoskeletal training program on residents' recognition and treatment of osteoporosis. BMC Med Educ, 19(1), 223.
    13. Battistone MJ, Barker AM, Beck JP, Tashjian RZ, Cannon GW (2017). Validity evidence for two objective structured clinical examination stations to evaluate core skills of the shoulder and knee assessment. BMC Med Educ, 17(1), 13.
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