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, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American Society for Clinical Oncology.
She specializes in breast cancer treatment and monitoring high-risk patients for evidence of breast disease. As a breast surgeon, she strives to make her patients as comfortable as possible. The Blackwell Bra emerged from her goal to offer a truly supportive post-op garment.
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. She is also board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.