Mr. Blackstock is the Chief Transplant Physician Assistant at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. He then earned a Graduate Certificate in Physician Assistant Sciences and completed a Master’s of Public Health program. He is an established Physician Assistant and has vast experiences in the field of solid organ transplantation including lung, liver, intestinal, kidney and pancreas. During his tenure in the field of transplantation, he has served as a clinical leader of interdisciplinary teams working to ensure superb patient outcomes. In doing so, he is well versed in regulatory and hospital policies, creation and implementation of policies, development and implementation of clinical pathways. He is a member of many professional organizations and completed a 2-year appointment to the Executive Council for Allied Health Professionals of the America Society of Transplantation (AST). He is also a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC), and is currently serve as the CCTC Representative on the Board of Governors for the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC).
As the Chief Transplant PA, it is essential for him to continue to set the high standard for clinical ATP practice. He will continue his education as he is pursuing a doctorate in public health with interests investigating occupational exposures that influence the pre and post-transplant outcomes. He will continue the education of patients, their families, and caregivers about transplant and their post-transplant care with the most up to date information. He will continue offering ATP student rotations in all transplant disciplines fostering new generation os transplant clinicians. He will continue providing professional development and advancement opportunities for the ATPs under his charge. He will strengthen relationships with transplant professionals worldwide.
Mr. Blackstock continues to express his gratitude and honor to have been a recipient of the Sherilyn Gordon Memorial Travel Award. He will continue in his endeavors, holding education at the forefront to honor this amazing person, mother, wife and transplant surgeon for which this award is named.