Dr. Shanda Haley Blackmon MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Shanda Blackmon is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. She received her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine and has been in practice for 16 years. Dr. Blackmon accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 24 doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery, Adult General Thoracic, Minimally Invasive Thoracic, Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests: Esophageal Achalasia, Esophageal Diseases, Esophageal Fistula, Esophageal Neoplasms, Esophageal Perforation, Esophageal Stenosis, Esophagectomy, Esophagogastric Junction, Esophagus, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Lung Neoplasms, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Myasthenia Gravis, Pneumonectomy, Stents, Thoracic Surgery, Thorax, Thymectomy, Thymus Neoplasms

Hospital Affiliation

Houston Methodist Hospital
Ranked #18 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Atlanta Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1999–2002

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2003–2006

Atlanta Medical Center
Internship, General Surgery, 1998–1999

Morehouse School of Medicine
Class of 1998

Atlanta Medical Center
Chief Residency, General Surgery, 2002–2003

Emory University
Other Training, Health Education, 1992–1994

The University of Texas
Other Training, Art/Bio-Chem, 1987–1991

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 9 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 6 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

TX State Medical License

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Jejunal graft conduits after esophagectomy.
Gaur, P.,Blackmon, S. H.

Classification of Esophageal Stent Leaks: Leak Presentation, Complications, and Management.
Stephens, E. H.,Correa, A. M.,Kim, M. P.,Gaur, P.,Blackmon, S. H.

Photodynamic therapy vs radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's dysplasia: Efficacy, safety and cost-comparison.
Ertan, A.,Zaheer, I.,Correa, A. M.,Thosani, N.,Blackmon, S. H.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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