old - Martin Blakely, M.D., MS


Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Pediatric Surgery, VUMC

Patient Care Emphasis

Dr. Blakely specializes in surgical therapies for premature neonates, and actively pursues clinical trials in pediatric surgery, one of which resulted in a K23 Career Development Award from NIH.


Dr. Blakely received his B.S. degree from Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, and his M.S. degree in clinical research at the University of Texas, Schools of Public Health and Medicine.

Postgraduate Training

Dr. Blakely served as chief resident in general and pediatric surgery during his residencies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine.  He later went on to complete his postdoctoral research fellowship in immunology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

View some of Dr. Blakely's abstracts on PubMed.

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Pediatric Surgery Association, Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Harwell Wilson Surgical Society
  • Southern Surgical Association

You can download Dr. Blakely’s CV in PDF Format


Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Doctors' Office Tower Suite 7100
Nashville, TN 37232-9780
Phone: (615) 936-1050
Fax: (615) 936-1046
email: martin.blakely@vumc.org