Laurel Blakemore, MD

Laurel Blakemore, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Gainesville, FL

Chief and Associate Professor, Pediatric Orthopaedics Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation University of Florida College of Medicine


Office Address

  • UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute
    PO Box 112727
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    Phone: (352) 273-7001
    Fax: (352) 273-7388

Laurel Blakemore, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Gainesville, FL

Chief and Associate Professor, Pediatric Orthopaedics Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation University of Florida College of Medicine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

  • Stanford UniversityStanford University
  • The University of Michigan
  • University of Alabama School of MedicineUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersUniversity of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License2013 - 2016
  • MD State Medical LicenseMD State Medical License2004 - 2016
  • DC State Medical LicenseDC State Medical License2004 - 2014
  • VA State Medical LicenseVA State Medical License2004 - 2016
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, Current

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • "Best Doctors"Northern Virginia Magazine, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • "America’s Best Doctors"Best Doctors, Inc., 2008, 2011
  • "Top Doctors"Washingtonian Magazine, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Evaluating the extent of clinical uncertainty among treatment options for patients with early-onset scoliosis.  Corona J, Miller DJ, Downs J, Akbarnia BA, Betz RR, Blakemore LC, Campbell RM Jr, Flynn JM, Johnston CE, McCarthy RE, Roye DP Jr, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Snyder BD, Spons..., J Bone Joint Surg, 5/1/2013
  • Preoperative Evaluation and Decreasing Errors in Pediatric Spine Surgery.  Blakemore LC, Perez-Grueso FJS, Cavagnaro M, Shah S, Spine Deformity Preview Issue, 9/1/2012
  • Early onset scoliosis: modern treatment and results.  Tis JE, Karlin LI, Akbarnia BA, Blakemore LC, Thompson GH, McCarthy RE, Tello CA, Mendelow MJ, Southern EP; Growing Spine Committee of the Scoliosis Research Society, J Pediatr Orthop, 1/1/2012

Books/Book Chapters

  • Rockwood and Wilkins Fractures in Children. Chapter: The Orthopaedic Recognition of Child Maltreatment. 
    Schwend R, Blakemore LC
    Editors: .Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 7th ,2010
  • Master Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. Chapter: Percutaneous Screw Fixation for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. 
    Blakemore LC
    Editors: V.T. Tolo and D.L. Skaggs.Wolters-Kluwer/ Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA
    2008
  • Orthopaedic Pocket Procedures: Pediatrics. Chapter: Kyphectomy with Resection of Three or More Vertebral Segments. 
    Blakemore LC
    Editors: J.C. Drennan JC and R.D. Blasier.McGraw Hill
    2004

Abstracts/Posters

  • Introducing the Early Onset Scoliosis Classification System. Williams BA, McCalla D, Matsumoto H, Akbarnia BA, Blakemore LC, Betz R, Flynn J, Johnston CE, McCarthy R, Roye DP, Skaggs DL, MD; Smith JT, Snyder B, Sponseller PD,..., American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 10/20/2012
  • Coupled Symmetry and Proportional Expansion of the Ribs Through Adolescence. Poster #317 Schwend RM, Blakemore LC, Akbarnia BA, Reigrut MS, Schmidt JA. Complex Spine Study Group, Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 9/5/2012
  • Introducing the Early Onset Scoliosis Classification System. Williams BA, Akbarnia BA, Blakemore LC, Betz R, Flynn J, Johnston CE, McCarthy R, Skaggs DL, MD; Smith JT, Snyder B, Sponseller PD, Sturm PF, Thompson GH, Yazici M, ..., 19th Annual International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Istanbul, Turkey, 7/1/2012

Lectures

  • Challenges in the Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis; Protocols for Management of Pediatric Cervical Spine Injuries. Charlotesville, VA - 4/23/2013
  • Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis. Atlanta, GA - 11/7/2012
  • Invited lecturer: Scoliosis in Patients with Neural Axis Abnormalities. Washington, DC - 5/19/2012

Other

  • Online Webinar: Operative Management of Pediatric Upper Extremity Fractures: Pearls and Pitfalls. Operative Indications for Pediatric Forearm Fractures. Blakemore LC, Faculty, AAOS/POSNA
    5/19/2009
  • A Nice Bit of Surgical Engineering. (Interview) John Kelly, The Washington Post
    12/22/2008
  • Sprains, stingers, cord neurapraxia among cervical spine injuries in young athletes Gina Brockenbrough. (Interview) Orthopedics Today
    10/1/2008

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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