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St. Joseph's Health welcomes vascular surgeon Stuart Blackwood

Syracuse, NY (October 29, 2018) – St. Joseph's Health welcomes Stuart Blackwood, MD, to St. Joseph's Health’s top-rated and nationally recognized vascular surgery team. Blackwood is an experienced surgeon, researcher and educator.

He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Vascular Surgery, the New England Society of Vascular Surgery and the American Medical Association.

Prior to joining the vascular surgery team at St. Joseph’s Health, Blackwood served as a vascular surgery fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He has a special interest in complex endovascular repair for aortic aneurysms and completed a two-month fellowship in branched and fenestrated aortic aneurysm repairs in Nuremberg, Germany.  He completed his surgical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, where he served as surgical chief resident from 2015-2018. Blackwood earned his Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition to practicing medicine, he co-authored a chapter of The Handbook of Venous Diseases, Guidelines of the American Venous Forum 4th Edition, and has been a part of a few peer reviewed publications. Blackwood has also conducted his own research and presented at several meetings, including, but not limited to the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society. He was also the 2013 recipient of the New York Society of Vascular Surgery Grant Award, and the first-place winner of the 2013 Society of Vascular Surgery Poster runoff competition – the focus of his work being solutions to the current limitations of imaging after endovascular aneurysm repair.  

St. Joseph’s Health is a leader in complex vascular surgery offering the full range of minimal to complex vascular procedures resulting in shorter hospital stays, less scarring, and a faster recovery for patients. Performing more vascular procedures than any other area hospital, St. Joseph’s Health has the most experienced vascular team in Central New York.

Blackwood is currently accepting new patients at his office on the main campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York. To learn more about the Vascular Center for Excellence at St. Joseph’s Health or to request an appointment with Dr. Blackwood, call 315-703-2138 or visit miraculouslyminimalsjh.org.

About St. Joseph’s Health

St. Joseph’s Health is a non-profit regional health care system based in Syracuse, N.Y., providing services to patients throughout Central New York and northern Pennsylvania. From primary to specialty to home care, to our Magnet-recognized hospital, and in collaboration with our community partners, St. Joseph's Health is advancing the health of the communities we serve through an expanding range of healthcare services to ensure our patients achieve optimum long-term health. Ranked by Consumer Reports among the top 15 heart surgery centers in the country, U.S. News “Best Regional Hospital” and a 15-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is widely recognized for quality, value and delivering the highest patient satisfaction. St. Joseph’s Health is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and St. Joseph’s Physicians and is a member of Trinity Health.

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