The Medical University of South Carolina   Medical Center  ·  College of Medicine ·  Directory   
Department of Pathology Banner MUSC Logo

Our Mission

To serve patients, health care providers, research scientists, scholars, and society by providing excellence and innovation in diagnostic services and educational resources in a respectful, professional and culturally diverse atmosphere.

Our Vision

To become a preeminent leader in academic anatomic and clinical pathology while translating basic science discovery to improved clinical care.

Nicholas I. Batalis, MD - Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program

Nicholas I. Batalis, M.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program
Associate Director, Education Division
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Office: Main Hospital Room 281
Phone: (843) 792-9981
Fax: (843) 792-3537


Medical Autopsy Pathology
Forensic Pathology


1999 B.S.: Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
2003 M.D.: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
2003-07 Pathology Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
2007-08 Forensic Pathology Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern and the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office, Dallas, TX


  1. Batalis NI. Beer potomania. College of American Pathologists, FR Series (Forensic pathology surveys), FR12-B10. 2012.
  2. Orwat DE and Batalis NI. Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2012; 136(3): 333-8.
  3. Ogden EA and Batalis NI. Systemic sarcoidosis with cardiac involvment. American Society for Clinical Pathology Check Sample. FP12-1, 1-11.
  4. Batalis NI. Acute myeloid leukemia. College of American Pathologists, FR Series (Forensic pathology surveys), FR11-B11. 2011.
  5. Orwat DE, Welsh CT, and Batalis NI. Neurocutaneous melanosis: A case report and review of the literature. Academic Forensic Pathology 2011;1(2): 228-31.
  6. Hilty CH, Koonce JA, Stone RW, Ramos-Duran L, Pyle AL, Batalis NI, Hardie AD, and Taylor MH. The role of cardiac MRI in the diagnosis and management of Loeffler’s endocarditis: A case report with clinical and pathologic correlation. The Open Cardiovascular Imaging Journal 2010; 2: 10-13.
  7. Batalis NI, Marcus BJ, Papdea CN, and Collins KA. The role of postmortem cardiac markers in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2010;55(4):1088-91.

Dr. Batalis and his wife Gretchen

Pathology Divisions
Anatomic Pathology
Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chairman Dr. Steven L. Carroll
Message from the Chairman


Upcoming Events

Copyright 2011 MUSC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine