Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Shanda H. Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Shanda H. Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

 

Shanda H. Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Shanda H. Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S

Assistant Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute 
Attending Physician
Department of Surgery
The Methodist Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-5177
Fax: 713-790-6472
E-mail: shblackmon@houstonmethodist.org


Education

B.A.   The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
M.P.H.   Emory University, Atlanta, GA
M.D.   Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Postdoctoral Training

Residency, Department of General Surgery, Georgia Baptist Hospital/Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

 

Biography

Dr. Blackmon began her academic career as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2005. She assumed her current positions at The Methodist Hospital in 2006 and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in 2007.

Description of Research

Dr. Blackmon has current clinical trials for a lung cancer vaccine, metastatic renal cell cancer to the lung after molecular targeted therapy, minimal resection of lung cancer, novel treatments for lung cancer after chemotherapy has failed, and prospective database research for patients with cardiac tumors, lung cancer, and esophageal cancer.

Major Areas of Research

Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, metastatic tumors of the lung, thymoma, thymic carcinoma

Recent Publications

Blackmon SH, Reardon MJ. Pulmonary artery sarcoma. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 6(3):38-43 (2010).

Blackmon SH, Kassis ES, Ge Y, Goldfarb R, Reardon M. Left atrial myxoma embolus to the renal artery: should a nephrectomy be advised? Ann Thorac Surg. 90(1):289-92 (2010). 

Blackmon SH, Santora R, Schwarz P, Barroso A, Dunkin BJ. Utility of removable esophageal covered self-expanding metal stents for leak and fistula management. Ann Thorac Surg. 89(3):931-6 (2010).

Blackmon SH, Reardon MJ. Surgical treatment of primary cardiac sarcomas. Tex Heart Inst J. 36(5):451-2 (2009).

Blackmon SH, Shah N, Roth JA, Correa AM, Vaporciyan AA, Rice DC, Hofstetter W, Walsh GL, Benjamin R, Pollock R, Swisher SG, Mehran R. Resection of pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcomatous metastases is associated with long-term survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 88(3):877-84 (2009).

Aburto J, Bruckner BA, Blackmon SH, Beyer EA, Reardon MJ. Renal cell carcinoma, metastatic to the left ventricle. Tex Heart Inst J. 36(1):48-9 (2009).

Blackmon SH, Rice DC, Correa AM, Mehran R, Putnam JB, Smythe WR, Walkes JC, Walsh GL, Moran C, Singh H, Vaporciyan AA, Reardon M. Management of primary pulmonary artery sarcomas. Ann Thorac Surg. 87(3):977-84 (2009).