Laurel Blakemore, MD

Laurel Blakemore, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Washington, DC

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

Office Address

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  • 111 Michigan Ave Nw
    Washington, DC 20010
    Phone: (202) 476-4063
    Fax: (202) 476-4613

Dr. Blakemore's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. Blakemore's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Staff PhysicianUniversity of Michigan Health Systems
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Staff PhysicianChildren’s National Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Chief and Associate Professor, Pediatric OrthopaedicsUniversity of Florida College of Medicine, UF and Shands Hospital
    Gainesville, FL
  • Fellowship DirectorChildren’s National Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Consulting PhysicianHospital for Sick Children
    Washington, DC
  • ChiefChildren’s National Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Associate ProfessorGeorge Washington University
  • DirectorChildren’s National Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Residency Program DirectorUniversity of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Staff PhysicianUniversity Hospitals Cleveland and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospitals
    Cleveland, OH
  • Staff PhysicianMetroHealth Medical Center
    Cleveland, OH
  • Director of Pediatric Sports MedicineRainbow Babies and Children’s Hospitals
    Director of Resident Education
  • Assistant ProfessorCase Western Reserve University
    Instructor (1998-2000)

Dr. Blakemore's Education & Medical Training

  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersUniversity of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersResidency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Stanford UniversityStanford UniversityResidency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • U of AL Sch of MedUniversity of Alabama School of MedicineMedical School
  • The University of MichiganThe University of MichiganOther Training, B.A., With Honors

Dr. Blakemore's Certifications & Licensure

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

Dr. Blakemore's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Northern Virginia Magazine"Best Doctors"Northern Virginia Magazine, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Best Doctors, Inc."America’s Best Doctors"Best Doctors, Inc., 2008, 2011
  • Washingtonian Magazine"Top Doctors"Washingtonian Magazine, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012
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Dr. Blakemore's 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
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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
  • 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
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  • 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 #317Schwend 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
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  • 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
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  • Online Webinar: Operative Management of Pediatric Upper Extremity Fractures: Pearls and Pitfalls. Operative Indications for Pediatric Forearm Fractures.Blakemore LC, Faculty, AAOS/POSNA
  • A Nice Bit of Surgical Engineering. (Interview)John Kelly, The Washington Post
  • Sprains, stingers, cord neurapraxia among cervical spine injuries in young athletes Gina Brockenbrough. (Interview)Orthopedics Today
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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 Open Access
  • 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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