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Shanda Blackmon

Shanda Haley Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H.

Executive Director of The Lung Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
2804 Sunset Blvd
Houston, TX  77005
United States
(713) 798-4857 Office
(713) 494-9871 Cell (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic



Consultant, Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester (2018-present)
Consultant, Associate Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester (2014-2018)
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX (2006-2014)
Board-Certified, General Surgery (ABS) & Cardiothoracic Surgery (ABTS)
Weill Cornell Medical College (Associate Professor 2013-2014)(Assistant Professor, 2006-2013)
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (Assistant Professor, 2007-2013; Associate 2013-2014))
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (Clinical Instructor, 2005-2006; Assistant Professor/consultant, 2007- 2014)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2007-current)

Other Interests

3D & 5D Printing & Complex Surgical Planning
Intraoperative Event Management
Lung Ablation
Complex Esophageal Reconstruction (SPJ) Super-charged Long Segment Jejunal Interposition
Mediastinal Disease (Thymic and Germ Cell Tumors)
Advanced Surgical Training for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Esophageal and Endobronchial (Endoluminal) Interventions
EBUS & ENB (Superdimension Bronchus System)
Lung Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Minimally Invasive Lung and Esophageal Surgery
Secondary Tumors of the Lung (sarcoma, colorectal, renal cell, etc...)
Multimodality Management for Thoracic Surgery Patients
Innovation, Team Management, and Adoption of New Technology
Social Media as a support for Thoracic Patients and Residents/Colleagues
Cardiac Tumors
Foregut Surgery & POEM, POET, POPE
Thoracic Surgery Clinical Trials


EMPRESS Trial (NCT 02323854)

Cryo-meso Trial (NCT 02464904)

MARK 1A Trial (NCT 02673021)

Stablemates Trial

MATCH Trial (NCT 02816671)

CONDUIT Trial (NCT 02538983)

Foregut Report Card Trial (NCT 02708303)

Achalasia Report Card Trial (NCT 02606578)


Additional Educational Information

The University of Texas, Austin, TX- BA Fine Arts 1987-1991
Emory University, Atlanta, GA-Rollins School of Public Health- MPH 1992-1994 Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA- MD 1994-1998
Georgia Baptist Hospital, Atlanta, GA- General Surgery Internship 1998-1999
Georgia Baptist Hospital/AMC, Atlanta, GA- General Surgery Residency 1999-2003
Georgia Baptist Hospital/AMC, Atlanta, GA- General Surgery Administrative Chief Resident 2003
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX- Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency 2003-2005
MDACC, Houston, TX- Thoracic Surgery Clinical Instructor 2005-2006