About Dr. Lea Blackwell

Dr. Blackwell is originally from Panama City, FL. She attended the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1996. She then attended Louisiana State University where she received her medical degree in 2002 and completed a surgery residency program in 2007. Dr. Blackwell then traveled to Washington D.C. to complete a surgical breast oncology fellowship at Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Blackwell is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the American Society of Breast Disease. She has been with Associates in General and Vascular Surgery since 2008.

She specializes in breast cancer treatment and monitoring high risk patients for evidence of breast disease.

Dr. Blackwell has been certified in the Hidden Scar Surgical Technique, a program that focuses on improving cosmetic outcomes for patients while preserving outstanding oncologic results.

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