Dr. John D Blizzard MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. John Blizzard is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Bend, Oregon. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and St. Charles Medical Center - Bend. He received his medical degree from University of Mississippi School of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and one of 3 at St. Charles Medical Center - Bend who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Emory University
Residency, General Surgery, 1989 - 1992

East Tennessee State University
Residency, General Surgery, 1992 - 1995

Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1996 - 1998

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Class of 1989

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

OR State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Traumatic occlusion of the thoracic aorta: case report and review of the literature.
Schultz, J.M., Blizzard, J.D., Ravichandran, P.S., Slater, M.S.

Simultaneous repair of acute ischemic VSD with LV remodeling.
Komanapalli, C. B., Sister, M. S., Blizzard, J., Malloy, T., Stuesse, D., Ravichandran, P. S.

Zenker's diverticulum in the elderly: a neurologic etiology?
Walters, D. N., Battle, J. W., Portera, C. A., Blizzard, J. D., Browder, I. W.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Choice
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
  • ODS Network
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Providence Health System Preferred PPO
  • Regence Oregon - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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