Two new Medical Directors named for Diabetology, Endocrinology

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Christopher Jones, MD

Diabetology Medical Director

Intermountain is pleased to announce two new Medical Director for Diabetology and Endocrinology for the Medical Specialties Clinical Program.

Christopher Jones, MD, has accepted the position as Medical Director of Diabetology. Dr. Jones joined Intermountain Healthcare in 2001 and has served as a Diabetologist at Cottonwood Endocrine and Diabetes Center for the last two years. In his new role, Dr. Jones will oversee the Diabetology Specialty across the system and will be responsible for growth and development, innovation, and continuous improvement. 

Dr. Jones has a deep understanding of the prevalence of diabetes and its complications, as well as the destructive impact it can have on patient’s lives. He is committed to helping Intermountain as an organization, as well as individual practitioners, deliver high quality, best practice care. 

“This care must start with healthy lifestyles and extend into appropriate pharmaceuticals in all locations from primary care clinics to specialty clinics to the hospital. I want everyone to feel supported in their efforts to give excellent care for their patients with diabetes,” said Jones.  

Dr. Jones has been on Intermountain’s Diabetes Prevention and Development team since 2011 and the Chair since 2016. He is on national committees for Pharmacy and Therapeutics as well as research. Dr. Jones is currently participating in ongoing research projects at Intermountain. 

Outside of work, Dr. Jones likes to hike and cook. He loves the sport of fencing. He spends much of his time travelling locally and internationally with his wife and five girls. They also love to attend and participate in theater together.

Betsy Batcher, MD

Endocrinology Medical Director

Betsy Batcher, MD, has accepted the position as Medical Director for Endocrinology. Dr. Batcher joined Intermountain Healthcare last year as an Endocrinologist at Cottonwood Endocrine and Diabetes Center. In her new role, Dr. Batcher will provide strategic direction, leadership and support for a system-wide Endocrinology team.

Dr. Batcher’s primary goal is to improve the day-to-day experience and professional satisfaction of the department’s physicians and providers. Top priorities include compensation reform, developing effective telehealth, and work-life balance. 

Dr. Batcher completed her medical degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, followed by Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at UCLA San Fernando Valley. She completed an Endocrinology and Diabetes fellowship at the Greater Los Angeles VA Program. She remained in Los Angeles for four more years on faculty at the UCLA school of medicine. There, she provided clinical care, conducted diabetes research, and taught residents and fellows. This was followed by eight years in Endocrinology practice at Davita Medical Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico before joining Intermountain last year.

Outside of work, Dr. Batcher enjoys reading, travel, cooking and exploring the outdoors with her family.