Gorbatkin.Steven
Clinical Professor
Division of Nephrology
Director, VISN 20 Renal VA-Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program
Sites of Practice: 
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Faculty Information

Biography

National and International Responsibilities

Member, Plasma Science and Technology Division Student Award Committee, American Vacuum Society, 1991, 1993, and 1994
 
Secretary, Plasma Science and Technology Division, American Vacuum Society, 1991-1995
 
Member, National Hemodialysis Concentrate Integrated Product Team, Veteran’s Health Administration National Standardization Program, 2014-2015
 
Member, Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP) Review Panel, American Society of Nephrology, 2013-2016
 
Member, Kidney Self-Assessment Program (KSAP) Review Panel, American Society of Nephrology, 2014-2016
 
Member, Nephrology Board Review Course Exam Review Panel, American Society of Nephrology, 2016
 
Member, National Hemodialysis Concentrate Technical Evaluation Team, Veteran’s Health Administration, 2016
 
Member, Student as Teacher (SaT) Delphi Working Group, National Forum for Health Professions Teaching Academies Collaborative, 2016-2017
 
Member, American Society of Nephrology Self-Assessment (including NephSAP, KSAP, and Board Review) Review Panel, 2016-present

 

Education & Training: 
Nephrology Fellowship
Emory University Affiliated Hospitals
Atlanta, GA
2003-2006
Chief Medical Resident
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA
2004-2005
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency
Emory University Affiliated Hospitals,
Atlanta, GA
2000-2003
Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
1996-2000
PhD, Metallurgical Engineering
University of Illinois
Champaign–Urbana, IL
1981-1987
Honors: 
Distinguished Physician, Emory University Department of Medicine Clinical Distinctions Program
2020
Fellow, American Society of Nephrology
2018
Emory University J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Golden Apple Teaching Award
2013-14
Emory University Department of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators
2013
Emory University J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Kokko Teaching Award
2010-2011
Emory University J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Golden Apple Teaching Award
2009-2010
Summa Cum Laude, Emory University School of Medicine
2000
Gate Award/Outstanding Senior in Medicine, Emory University
2000
Lange Medical Publications Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Medical Student
1998
Martin Marietta Energy Systems Significant Event Award
1993
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Eugene A. Wigner Fellow
1987–1989
Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) Fellow
1984–1987
Finalist, Outstanding Instructor on University of Illinois Campus
1986
Contact
Mailing Address: 
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S. Columbian Way 
Seattle, WA 98108
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Chronic kidney disease management in the elderly.
  • Novel Diagnostic Tests for Renal Cell Carcinoma Patient Selection
 
Clinical Interests: 
  • Acid Base and Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • ICU Nephrology
  • Point of Care Ultrasound
Publications
Publications: 

A. Publications in Refereed Journals  

  1. T. Motooka, S. M. Gorbatkin, D. Lubben, and J. E. Greene, “UV-Laser Photolysis of Trimethylaluminum for Al Film Growth,” J. Appl. Phy.,1985: 58: 4397-4401. [original work] 
  2. D. Lubben, S. A. Barnett, K. Suzuki, S. M. Gorbatkin, and J. E. Greene, “Laser-Induced Plasmas for Primary Ion Deposition of Epitaxial Ge and Si Films,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol, 1985: B3, 968-974. [original work] 
  3. T. Motooka, S. M. Gorbatkin, D. Lubben, D. Eres, and J. E. Greene, “Mechanisms of Al Film Growth by Ultraviolet Laser Photolysis of Trimethylaluminum,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol., 1986: A4, 3146-3152. [original work] 
  4. T. C. McGlinn, T. N. Krabach, and M. V. Klein, G. Bajor, J. E. Greene, B. Kramer, S. A. Barnett, A. Lastras, and S. M. Gorbatkin, “Raman Scattering and Optical-Absorption Studies of the Metastable Alloy System GaAsxSb1-x,” Phys. Rev. B, 1986: 33, 8396-8401. [original work] 
  5. J. E. Greene, T. Motooka, J. E. Sundgren, A. Rockett, S. M. Gorbatkin, D. Lubben, and S. A. Barnett, “A Review of the Present Understanding of the Role of Ion/Surface Interactions and Photo-Induced Reactions During Vapor-Phase Crystal Growth,” J. Cryst. Growth, 1986: 79, 19-32. [review] 
  6. D. Eres, T. Motooka, S. M. Gorbatkin, D. Lubben, and J. E. Greene, “Time-Resolved Spectroscopic Studies of the Ultraviolet-Laser Photolysis of Al Alkyls for Film Growth,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol., 1987:  B5, 848-852. [original work] 
  7. J. E. Greene, T. Motooka, J. E. Sundgren, D. Lubben, S. M. Gorbatkin, and S. A. Barnett, “The Role of Ion/Surface Interactions and Photo-Induced Reactions During Film Growth from the Vapor Phase,” Nucl. Instrum Meth. Phys. Res. B, 1987: 27, 226-242. [review] 
  8. C. C. Tsai, L. A. Berry, S. M. Gorbatkin, H. H. Haselton, J. B. Roberto, and W. L. Stirling, “Potential Applications of an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Multicusp Plasma Source,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol., 1990: A8, 2900-2903. [original work] 
  9. *S. M. Gorbatkin, L. A. Berry, and J. B. Roberto, “Behavior of Ar Plasmas Formed in a Mirror Field Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source,” J. Vac. Sci. and Technol., 1990: A8, 2893-2899. [original work] 
  10. J.-O Carlsson, S. M. Gorbatkin, D. Lubben, and J. E. Greene, “Thermodynamics of the Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Decomposition of Trimethylaluminum, Monomethylaluminum, and Dimethylaluminumhydride:  Effects of Scavengers and Ultraviolet-Laser Photolysis,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol., 1991: B9, 2759-2770. [original work] 
  11. L. A. Berry and S. M. Gorbatkin, “Electron Cyclotron Resonance Microwave Ion Sources for Thin Film Processing,” Nucl. Instrum. and Methods Phys. Res. Sect. B, 1991: 56/57, 1133-1137. [original work] 
  12. S. M. Gorbatkin, R. A. Zuhr, J. Roth, and H. Naramoto, “Damage Formation and Substitutionality in 75As++-Implanted Diamond,” J. Appl. Phys., 1991: 70, 2986-2990. [original work] 
  13. S. M. Gorbatkin, L. A. Berry, and John Swyers, “Poly-Si Etching Using an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Microwave Plasma Sources with Multipole Confinement,” J. Vac. Sci. and Technol, 1992: A10, 1295-1302. [original work] 
  14. S. M. Gorbatkin and L. A. Berry, “Contamination by Sputtering in Mirror Field Electron Cyclotron Resonance Microwave Plasma Sources,” J. Vac. Sci. and Technol., 1992: A10, 3104-3113. [original work] 
  15. J. Forster, C. C. Klepper, L. A. Berry, and S. M. Gorbatkin, “Doppler Shift Measurements of Ion Energy Distribution Widths in an Electron Cyclotron Resonance/Multipole Hybrid Reactor,” J. Vac. Sci. and Technol., 1992: A10, 3114-3118. [original work] 
  16. G. E. Jellison, Jr., M. F. Chisholm, and S. M. Gorbatkin, “Optical Functions of Chemical Vapor Deposited Thin-Film Silicon Determined by Spectroscopic Ellipsometry,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 1993: 62, 3348-3350. [original work] 
  17. S. M. Gorbatkin, R. F. Burgie, W. C. Oliver, J. C. Barbour, T. M. Mayer, and M. L. Thomas, “Boron Nitride Thin-Film Deposition Using Electron Cyclotron,” Resonance Microwave Plasmas,” J. Vac. Sci. and Technol., 1993: A11, 1863-1869. [original work] 
  18. R. L. Rhoades and S. M. Gorbatkin, “Spatial Profiling of Ion and Neutral Excitation in Noble Gas Electron Cyclotron Resonance Plasmas,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 1994: 65, 2004-2006. [original work] 
  19. S. M. Gorbatkin, R. L. Rhoades, T. Y. Tsui, and W. C. Oliver, “Hard Boron Oxide Thin-Film Deposition Using Electron Cyclotron Resonance Microwave Ion Plasmas,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 1994: 65, 2672-2674. [original work] 
  20. L. A. Berry, S. M. Gorbatkin, and R. L. Rhoades, “Cu Deposition Using a Permanent Magnet Electron Cyclotron Resonance Microwave Plasma Source,” Thin Solid Films, 1994: 253, 382-385. [original work] 
  21.  L. A. Berry and S. M. Gorbatkin, “Permanent Magnet Electron Cyclotron Resonance Plasma Source with Remote Window,” J. Vac. Sci. and Technol., 1995: A13, 343-348. [original work] 
  22. S. M. Gorbatkin, D.B. Poker, R. L. Rhoades, C. Doughty, L.A. Berry, and S.M. Rossnagel, “Cu Metallization Using a Permanent Magnet Electron Cyclotron Resonance Microwave Plasma/Sputtering Hybrid System," J. Vac. Sci. and Technol, 1996: B14, 1853-1859. [original work] 
  23. R.L. Rhoades and S. M. Gorbatkin, “Characterization of Ar/Cu Electron-cyclotron-resonance Plasmas Using Optical Emission Spectroscopy,” J. Appl. Phys., 1996: 80, 2605-2613. [original work] 
  24. C. Doughty, S.M. Gorbatkin, and L.A. Berry, “Spatial Distribution of Cu Sputter Ejected by Very Low Energy Ion Bombardment,” J. Appl. Phys., 1997: 82, 1868-1875. [original work] 
  25. C. Doughty, S. M. Gorbatkin, T.Y. Tsui, G.M. Pharr, and D.L. Medlin, “Hard Boron-suboxide Based Films Deposited in a Sputter-sourced High-density Plasma Deposition System,” J. Vac. Sci. and Technol., 1997: A15, 2623-2626. [original work] 
  26. *A. Skold, J. Lesandrini, and S. M. Gorbatkin, “Ethics and Health Policy of Dialyzing a Patient in a Persistent Vegetative State," Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2014: 9, 366-370. [invited feature] 
  27. *A. Ali, L. Schlanger, S.H. Nasr, S. Sethi, and S.M. Gorbatkin, “Proliferative C4 Dense Deposit Disease, Acute Thrombotic Microangiopathy, A Monoclonal Gammopathy and Acute Kidney Failure,” American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 2016: 67, 479-482. [case report] 
  28. R.K. Hall, C. Haines, S.M. Gorbatkin, L. Schlanger, H. Shaban, J.O. Schell, S.B. Gurley, C.S. Colon-Emeric and C.B. Bowling “Incorporating Geriatric Assessment into a Nephrology Clinic: Preliminary Data from Two Models of Care," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Kidney Diseases, 2016: 64, 2154-2158. [original work] 
  29. J. Rana, A. Sullivan, M. Brett, A.R. Weinstein, K.M. Atkins, and the SaT Delphi Working Group, “Defining Curricular Priorities for Student-as-teacher Programs: A National Delphi Study,” Medical Teacher, 2018: 40, 259-266. [curriculum development] 
  30. *C. Gorbatkin, J. Bass, F.O. Finkelstein, and S. M. Gorbatkin, “Peritoneal Dialysis in Austere Environments: An Emergent Approach to Renal Failure Management,” Western J. Emergency Med., 2018: 19, 548-556. [review] 
     

B. Book Chapters  

  1. S.M. Gorbatkin, L. Schlanger, and J.L. Bailey, “Potassium and Magnesium Disorders,” in Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, McGraw-Hill, 2012.
  2. S.M. Gorbatkin, “Postoperative Electrolyte Disorders,” in Medical Management of the Surgical Patient, M.F. Lubin et al. eds., 5th Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2013. 
  3. *S.M. Gorbatkin, L. Schlanger, and J.L. Bailey, “Potassium and Magnesium Disorders,” in Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2017. 
     

C. Published Books, Videos, Software, etc.  

  1. J. M. E. Harper, K. Miyake, J. R. McNeil, and S. M. Gorbatkin, eds. “Low Energy Ion Beam and Plasma Modification of Materials,” Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings, Vol. 223, Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. 
  2. C.M. Cotell, A.E. Meyer, S.M. Gorbatkin, and G.L. Grobe III, eds. “Thin Films and Surfaces for Bioactivity and Biomedical Applications,” Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings, Vol. 414, Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1996. 
  3. S.M. Gorbatkin, American College of Physicians Internal Medicine 2012 National Conference Recordings, "Acute Kidney Injury and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy," Session Reference MTP 065, 2012  
  4. S.M. Gorbatkin, American College of Physicians Internal Medicine 2019 National Conference Recordings, " Practical Electrolyte Management: Sodium, Potassium, Phosphorus, and More," Session Reference 191H, 2019