Dr. John E. Blank is a member of the Hand Surgery team at Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates.
He is a 1985 graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He then worked in Boston as a research technician in Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Blank attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and graduated cum laude in 1990. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the Edward B. Bunn Award recognizing outstanding academic performance and superior demonstration of the Art of Medicine.
He completed an internship in General Surgery followed by a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1995, he was the recipient of the DeForest P. Willard Award for outstanding performance by a senior resident. The following year Dr. Blank received advanced fellowship training in hand surgery at Tufts University combined hand surgery program.
Dr. Blank began his orthopaedic career working in private practice for a general orthopaedic group, emphasizing his specialization in hand surgery in Boca Raton, Florida. He then elected to return to academia at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. He was an instructor to medical students, orthopedic residents and trauma fellows that rotated through the hospital receiving training at their Level I Trauma Center. His academic interests at that time led to several publications and presentations at the local, regional and national level.
Dr. Blank joined Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates in 2002. He has expertise in surgery of the hand and upper extremity with particular areas of interest including traumatic, degenerative and rheumatologic conditions of the elbow, wrist and hand. He also has advanced fellowship training in microsurgery, peripheral nerve surgery and wrist arthroscopy. He works closely with the Pediatric Orthopedic team managing patients with congenital hand deformities.
Dr. Blank is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has twice completed his recertification with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and holds the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. He is also a member of The American Medical Association and has local memberships with the Virginia Orthopaedic Society, the Richmond Orthopaedic Club and the Richmond Hand Club. He has received recognition by Richmond Magazine as Top Docs numerous times since 2006, most recently a recipient in 2017.
Current hospital affiliations include St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Dr. Blank was chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery at St. Mary’s from 2008 to 2010 and a past member of the St. Mary’s Hospital Physicians Excellence Committee. He is an active member on the Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Hand Trauma Program.
Dr. Blank grew up in Rumson, New Jersey, but his medical training has allowed him to travel throughout the North and Southeast. He enjoys quality family time with his wife and four grown children. He participates in many outdoor activities including running, having completed many half and full marathons.
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