Med-Peds Leadership


Nathan Stehouwer, MD
Program Director

Dr. Stehouwer received his undergraduate degree from Calvin College and his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his Med-Peds residency at University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital where he served an additional year as Med-Peds chief resident. He started and is the medical director of the Med-Peds consult service for young adults with childhood illnesses admitted to the pediatric or adult hospitals, including patients with developmental disorders, sickle cell disease, and congenital heart disease. His research interests include transitions of care in sickle cell disease, care of adults with developmental disorders, and medical education. Dr. Stehouwer also works in the Quality Institute at University Hospitals.
Dr. Stehouwer enjoys spending time biking, cooking, and watching Cleveland sports, including the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.





Paul Shaniuk, MD
Assistant Program Director

Dr. Shaniuk grew up in the Cleveland suburbs, and he studied at nearby Baldwin Wallace University for his undergraduate education before completing medical school at the Ohio State University in 2012. He graduated from the Med-Peds Residency program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in 2016 and is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. After serving as Med-Peds Chief Resident, he joined the faculty in 2017, and he works primarily as a hospitalist at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, but also as a part-time hospitalist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s hospital. His non-clinical interests include medical education, clinical problem solving, quality improvement, patient safety and high-value care. Dr. Shaniuk loves spending time with his wife and two children, but if he isn’t reading his children stories, you may find him enjoying one of his many hobbies such as playing the piano, grilling on his Weber charcoal grill, watching one of his beloved Cleveland sports teams, or biking in the beautiful Cleveland Metroparks.

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Med-Peds Chief Resident


Name: Courtney Batt, MD

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Professional Interest: Adolescent Medicine, obesity medicine

The most important thing I learned when I was a resident was the importance of knowing that just because we can do something in medicine, doesn’t mean that we should

Most talented physician I have worked with is …there are so many, but (as he knows), Nate Stehouwer is my hero!

I can't live without: chocolate

On my bucket list: I want to go skydiving again!

Hidden talent: I dunno, it must be hidden from me too! I’ll let you know if I find out.

Bad habit: Picking my fingernails

Guilty pleasure: Ohhh, I can’t possibly tell…too embarrassing.

Glad it's ahead of me: My wedding!!

Glad it's behind me: probably residency, but it’s bittersweet because it has been such an amazing experience, and I’ve learned so much. Plus if it wasn’t behind me, I wouldn’t get to be chief now!

Would pay good money for: Nights and weekends off!

Wouldn’t take even if free: Beets

Fun fact most people don't know about me is: I am a co-chiar of a squash tournament that raised ~$100,000 for a youth development program called Urban Squash Cleveland last year.

When I'm not on call, you can find me with my family and friends, probably at Goldhorn

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