M. Michele Blackwood, M.D. Returns to New Jersey and Joins Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, NJ - Saint Barnabas Medical Center announces the addition of M. Michele Blackwood, M.D., as the Director of Breast Health and Disease Management at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Blackwood’s office is located at the Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center-Suite 102, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey. Participating with most insurance companies, she can be contacted by phone at (973) 322-7020.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Blackwood chose to return to New Jersey and join Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is an excellent addition to our successful breast surgery service. Her presence will allow us to continue to expand our reach to better serve the community, states John F. Bonamo, M.D., M.S, Executive Director, Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
Most recently, Dr. Blackwood served as the Director of Breast and Women’s Health Prevention Services at Nyack Hospital, Nyack, N.Y., and as the Medical Director and Founder of the Connie Dwyer Breast Center and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, N.J. Previously, she held the positions of Medical Director of the Stamford Breast Center and Medical Director of The Women’s Breast Center at the Tully Health Center in Stamford, CT.
Dr. Blackwood obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and graduated with her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her internship and residency at The Stamford Hospital, and a fellowship with the Breast Service from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, her various academic appointments include Clinical Instructor, New York Medical College and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Columbia University.
Dr. Blackwood has published several articles in professional publications, including in The Lancet and The Journal of Trauma and served on the Editorial Review Board for Women in Medicine Journal. She is a frequent guest on national and local media programs including Fox Five Television, WOR Radio, “60 Minutes,” The Montel Williams Show, CBS News, Good Day New York, More Magazine, and CBS’s Early Show, among others.
Dr. Blackwood has received many prestigious awards and serves on several prominent community boards. She is a member of the Women’s Board of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Medical Advisory Board of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer.
Date: February 20, 2009
Saint Barnabas Contact: Sally Malech, 973-322-5441