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

  1. Thoracic Surgeon

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Shanda H. Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., is a thoracic surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and innovation. She completed Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. She is the principal investigator or a co-investigator at Mayo Clinic in several clinical trials, holds a patent for a novel esophageal anastomotic device, leads the development of surgical treatment for patients with Esophageal Cancer, Achalasia and Mesothelioma, and developed an app that is a virtual patient management platform for post esophageal reconstruction patients. She has developed a specialized team to reconstruct the esophagus with jejunum and was Principal Investigator for two trials investigating lung ablation. Dr. Blackmon is also a pioneer in 3D printing and building prototypes for complex thoracic resections.

She is Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and is currently Professor and Consultant at Mayo Clinic, Division of Thoracic Surgery.

  1. Esophageal reconstruction
  2. Esophagectomy
  3. Heller myotomy
  4. Hyperhidrosis surgery
  5. Lung volume reduction surgery
  6. Minimally invasive esophagectomy
  7. Minimally invasive surgery
  8. Minimally invasive thymectomy
  9. Peroral endoscopic myotomy
  10. Robotic lobectomy
  11. Robotic surgery
  12. Segmentectomy
  13. Supercharged jejunal interposition
  14. Thymectomy
  15. Transoral incisionless fundoplication
  16. VATS
  17. VATS lobectomy
  18. Video mediastinoscopy
  • Esophageal reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Metastatic tumors to the lung
  • Thymic tumors
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy
  1. 2005
    FellowshipCardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
  2. 2003
    ResidentDepartment of General Surgery, Georgia Baptist Hospital/Atlanta Medical Center
  3. 1998
    MDMorehouse School of Medicine
  4. 1994
    MPHEmory University, Rollins School of Public Health
  5. 1991
    BAUniversity of Texas

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  2. 2005
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Thoracic Champion Team Member of 3D Printing LabMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 2018
    Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who in America
  3. 2017
    Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who in America
  4. 2017
    Best in MedicineAmerican Health Council
  5. 2016
    Ventures Innovation Program AwardMayo Clinic Ventures
  6. 2016
    Innovation Accelerator Prototype Development AwardSurgery Research Center for Excellence
  7. 2016
    Innovation Accelerator Prototype Testing and Advancement AwardSurgery Research Center for Excellence
  8. 2016
    2016 STSA Mavroudis-Urschel AwardSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association
  9. 2016
    Translational Product Development Fund AwardMayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences
  10. 2016
    Charles F. & Marcia L. Forcey Career Development Award in Esophageal Cancer Research Honoring Claude Deschamps, M.D., TSMayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  11. 2016
    Top Doctor 2016Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  12. 2016
    Top DoctorCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  13. 2015
    CTS Net Internet video award, "Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy" (POEM)CTSNet
  14. 2015
    Top Doctor of RochesterCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  15. 2014
    Best Doctors ListBest Doctors in America
  16. 2013
    Collaborative Research AwardVirginia and L.E. Simmons Family Foundation
  17. 2013
    Nominated for Kathryn S. Stream Award for Excellence in Woman's HealthWomen's Health Network of Texas Medical Center
  18. 2013
    Houstonia Award for Best CT SurgeonTop Doctors List - Houstonia Magazine
  19. 2013
    Texas Superdoctor AwardTexas Monthly
  20. 2012
    Woman of Courage AwardHadassah Chapter
  21. 2012
    Best Poster AwardSTS National Meeting
  22. 2011
    South Team Winner (Superbowl of X-rays)General Thoracic Surgery Club
  23. 2011
    Compassionate Doctor AwardAmerican Registry
  24. 2010
    Dyer AwardThe Methodist Hospital
  25. 2009
    Scholarship AwardSTS Legislative Advocacy
  26. 2009
    Patient's Choice AwardVitals.com
  27. 2008
    Women Task Force Advisory BoardCovidien
  28. 2008
    Surgery in the 21st CenturyNational Youth Leadership Forum
  29. 2007
    Baucum FellowshipThe Methodist Hospital
  30. 2003
    Nominated for 2003 Outstanding Women Resident AwardAtlanta Medical Center, National Association of Women Surgeons
  31. 2000
    Shining Star Award for Employee ExcellenceTenet Hospital: Atlanta Medical Center
  32. 2000
    Presentation AwardAmerican College of Surgeons, Georgia Chapter
  33. 1998
    Student Presidential Leadership AwardMorehouse School of Medicine
  34. 1998
    Excellence in Surgery AwardAsa G. Yancey, Sr., M.D.
  35. 1998
    Department of Psychiatry Excellence AwardMorehouse School of Medicine
  36. 1998
    Department of Surgery Excellence AwardMorehouse School of Medicine
  37. 1996
    Writing Competition AwardUnited States Pharmocopeia Drug Information
  38. 1995
    1st Place: Research Day SymposiumMorehouse School of Medicine
  39. 1994
    Presentation AwardAmerican Public Health Association
  40. 1993
    Rural Health Project Award for ExcellenceRural Health Council of Georgia

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Medical Director, Digital PropertiesCenter for Digital Health
  2. 2020 - present
    SecretaryThoracic Surgery Foundation
  3. 2020 - present
    101st Annual Meeting Planning Committee.American Association of Thoracic Surgery
  4. 2020 - present
    ChairEsophageal Tumor Board
  5. 2020 - present
    FellowAmerican Surgical Association
  6. 2019 - present
    Chair, Council on Clinical Practice and Member EngagementSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  7. 2019
    Oral Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  8. 2019 - present
    Chair, Patient Reported Outcomes Task ForceSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  9. 2019 - 2020
    Council on Health Policy and Relationships Operating BoardSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  10. 2019 - 2020
    Co-Leader, Review Committee for AATS Summer Intern ScholarshipAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery
  11. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Vision and Strategy 2030
  12. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic 2030 Engagement Team
  13. 2019 - present
    ChairEsophageal Tumor Board
  14. 2018 - 2022
    Secretary/TreasurerSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA)
  15. 2018 - 2020
    AATS Foundation Advisory Council MemberAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery
  16. 2018
    Oral Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  17. 2018 - present
    Active MemberEuropean Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  18. 2018 - present
    MemberHugh M. Gloster Society at Morehouse School of Medicine
  19. 2018 - 2019
    MemberClinical Video Systems Oversight Subcommittee
  20. 2018 - 2019
    Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating BoardSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  21. 2018 - 2020
    PresidentWomen in Thoracic Surgery
  22. 2018 - 2019
    Hawley Seiler Residents Award CommitteeSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association
  23. 2017 - present
    Taskforce on Canadian Membership MattersSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  24. 2017
    Oral Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  25. 2017 - present
    Chair, Fundraising Committee member, Finance Committee memberThoracic Surgery Foundation
  26. 2017 - present
    Social Media Commentary BoardCTSNet
  27. 2017 - 2019
    TreasurerThoracic Surgery Foundation
  28. 2017 - 2020
    Workforce on Career DevelopmentSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  29. 2017 - 2020
    Director-At-LargeSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  30. 2017 - present
    MemberEsophageal Cancer Education Foundation Research Projects Subcommittee
  31. 2016 - present
    Scientific Advisory BoardDextera Surgical, Inc.
  32. 2016 - present
    Medical Advisory Board - MemberEsophageal Cancer Education Foundation
  33. 2016 - present
    Research project review subcommitteeEsophageal Cancer Education Foundation
  34. 2016 - 2017
    Postgraduate Program CommitteeAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery
  35. 2016
    Oral Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  36. 2016 - present
    Scientific Advisory BoardBoston Scientific Endoscopy
  37. 2016 - present
    MemberInternational Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  38. 2016 - 2019
    New Technology/Information Technology CommitteeAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery
  39. 2016 - present
    Member, Workforce on Early CareerSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  40. 2016 - 2018
    Vice PresidentWomen in Thoracic Surgery
  41. 2015
    Oral Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  42. 2015 - 2016
    Video CommitteeAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery
  43. 2015 - present
    MemberSurgical Equipment and Supply Committee
  44. 2015 - present
    MemberClinical Research Program Education Committee, American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  45. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery Graham Foundation
  46. 2015 - present
    Member, Board of DirectorsThoracic Surgery Foundation
  47. 2014 - present
    MemberClinical Trials Team, Department of Surgery
  48. 2014 - present
    Program Evaluation Committee MemberDivision of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  49. 2014 - 2018
    Abstract Review CommitteeSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  50. 2014 - 2015
    Board MemberThoracic Surgery Foundation
  51. 2014 - 2018
    ChairLung Ablation Tumor Board
  52. 2014
    MemberCode of Conduct Panel, Houston Methodist Hospital
  53. 2014
    MemberGrievance Panel, Houston Methodist Hospital
  54. 2014 - present
    Board of Directors Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  55. 2013 - 2017
    Secretary/TreasurerWomen in Thoracic Surgery
  56. 2013 - 2014
    MemberAmerican Heart Association (AHA)
  57. 2012 - 2014
    MemberTMH System Integration Planning Committee for Cancer Center, Houston Methodist Hospital
  58. 2012 - 2015
    Member, General Thoracic Surgery WorkforceSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  59. 2012 - 2015
    Chair, Thoracic Tech Con Program CommitteeSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  60. 2012 - 2015
    MemberAdvisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery, American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  61. 2012 - 2014
    Mentorship ChairWomen in Thoracic Surgery
  62. 2012 - 2014
    Member, Pulmonary Metastasectomy Task ForceSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  63. 2012 - 2014
    Chair, Credentialing Task ForceSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  64. 2012 - 2014
    MemberProgram Committee, Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)
  65. 2012 - 2014
    Lung Cancer Screening Task ForceSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  66. 2011 - 2014
    DirectorLung Cancer Screening Program (TMH), Houston Methodist Hospital
  67. 2011 - 2014
    Co-ChairCancer CMPI Committee, Houston Methodist Hospital
  68. 2011 - 2014
    DirectorMultidisciplinary Cardiac Tumor Board, Houston Methodist Hospital
  69. 2011 - 2019
    Member, Thoracic Tech Con Program CommitteeSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  70. 2011 - 2015
    MemberHouston Surgical Society
  71. 2011 - 2014
    Executive Council MemberSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA)
  72. 2011 - 2012
    HistorianWomen in Thoracic Surgery
  73. 2009 - 2011
    Member-at-LargeWomen in Thoracic Surgery
  74. 2009 - present
    Member, Board of DirectorsWomen in Thoracic Surgery
  75. 2008 - 2014
    ChairCancer Registry Subcommittee, Houston Methodist Hospital
  76. 2008 - 2015
    MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  77. 2008 - 2014
    DirectorMultidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Board, Houston Methodist Hospital
  78. 2008 - 2014
    Member, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy CommitteeSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  79. 2008 - 2012
    MemberSouthwestern Surgical Congress (SWSC)
  80. 2008 - present
    MemberSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA)
  81. 2007 - 2011
    MemberInfection Control CMPI Committee, Houston Methodist Hospital
  82. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons (ACS)
  83. 2007 - present
    MemberAssociation for Academic Surgery (AAS)
  84. 2007 - present
    MemberAssociation of Women Surgeons (AWS)
  85. 2006 - 2011
    MemberCancer CMPI Committee, Houston Methodist Hospital
  86. 2006 - 2014
    MemberCancer Registry Research and Education Committee, Houston Methodist Hospital
  87. 2006 - 2014
    ParticipantStaff meetings, conferences, mock oral exams, applicant interviews, MD Anderson
  88. 2006 - 2014
    MemberThoracic Journal Club, MD Anderson
  89. 2006 - 2014
    MemberSurgery Education Committee, Houston Methodist Hospital
  90. 2006 - 2014
    ChiefDivision of Thoracic Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital
  91. 2006 - 2009
    MemberGU Oncology Cancer Scientific Review Committee, Houston Methodist Hospital
  92. 2006 - 2008
    ChairGU Oncology Data Monitoring and Safety Board, Houston Methodist Hospital
  93. 2006 - 2010
    MemberHarris County Medical Society (HCMS)
  94. 2006 - present
    MemberLucas Surgical Society
  95. 2005 - 2006
    OrganizerResident Activity, MD Anderson
  96. 2005 - present
    MemberMichael E. DeBakey Surgical Society
  97. 2004 - present
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  98. 2003 - 2005
    MemberThoracic Surgery Resident's Association (TSRA)
  99. 2003 - present
    MemberWomen in Thoracic Surgery
  100. 2002 - 2003
    MemberAdministrative Chief Resident, Atlanta Medical Center
  101. 2001 - 2003
    MemberFormulary Committee, Atlanta Medical Center
  102. 1998 - 2003
    MemberSoutheastern Surgical Congress (SESC)
  103.  
    MD Anderson

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.