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Pulmonologist (lungs)
15 years of experience
Accepting new patients

Education ?

Medical School Score
The University of Texas at Galveston (1995)
  • Currently 2 of 4 apples

Awards & Distinctions ?

Awards  
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012 - 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Pulmonologist
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Texas
Pulmonologist
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: Texas™ (2009)
Associations
American Board of Internal Medicine

Affiliations ?

Dr. Blackmon is affiliated with 18 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

Score

Rankings

  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
    Pulmonary Disease
    108 Denver Trl, Azle, TX 76020
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Frisco Medical Center
    5601 Warren Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • UT Southwestern University Hospital - St. Paul
    Pulmonary Disease
    5909 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • UT Southwestern University Hospital - Zale Lipshy
    Pulmonary Disease
    5151 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano *
    Pulmonary Disease
    6200 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
    Pulmonary Disease
    6100 Harris Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76132
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Centennial Medical Center
    Pulmonary Disease
    12505 Lebanon Rd, Frisco, TX 75035
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Harris Methodist H E B
    Pulmonary Disease
    1600 Hospital Pkwy, Bedford, TX 76022
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
    Pulmonary Disease
    1105 Central Expy N, Allen, TX 75013
    • Currently 1 of 4 crosses
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Of Dallas
    Pulmonary Disease
    8200 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75231
    • Currently 1 of 4 crosses
  • LifeCare Hospital Plano
    Pulmonary Disease
    6800 Preston Rd, Plano, TX 75024
    • Currently 1 of 4 crosses
  • Texas Health Allen
  • Harris Methodist - Springwood
    1608 Hospital Pkwy, Bedford, TX 76022
  • Harris Continued Care Hospital
    1301 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  • Kindred Hospital
  • Texas Health Plano
  • TX Health Dallas
  • St Paul Medical Center
  • * This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

    Publications & Research

    Dr. Blackmon has contributed to 1 publication.
    Title T Cell Costimulatory Molecule Function Determines Susceptibility to Infection with Pneumocystis Carinii in Mice.
    Date October 2003
    Journal Journal of Immunology (baltimore, Md. : 1950)
    Excerpt

    Loss of T cell number and function during HIV infection or secondary to pharmacologic immunosuppression renders individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections, including Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Because costimulatory receptors are critical for optimal T cell function, we hypothesized that these proteins would regulate susceptibility to opportunistic infections. We found that despite normal T cell numbers, mice deficient in the costimulatory molecules CD2 and CD28 spontaneously developed P. carinii pneumonia. In experiments using intratracheal injection of P. carinii organisms to induce infection, the loss of CD28 alone was sufficient to render mice susceptible to acute infection; however, the organism was eventually cleared. Examination of inflammatory responses to P. carinii revealed that mice deficient in both CD2 and CD28 accumulated CD8(+) T cells in their lungs in response to infection and demonstrated markedly reduced specific Ab titers. Analysis of cytokine profiles suggested that regulation of IL-10 and IL-15 may be important elements of the response to this pathogen. Thus, costimulatory molecule function is critical in determining the initial susceptibility to infection with P. carinii. Analysis of immunologic responses in these mice may provide important insights into the defects that render individuals susceptible to opportunistic infection, and provide opportunities for novel immunologically based therapies.

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