Dr. Kendall T. Blake, a longtime orthopedist in Jackson, has joined the UMMC faculty as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery.
After graduating from Princeton University, N.J., in 1967, Blake earned a MD in 1971 at Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville. He did a surgery internship from 1971-72 and a general surgery residency from 1972-73 at UCLA's Harbor General Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif., and an orthopedic surgery residency from 1976-78 at Campbell Clinic, University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. Blake also served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force from 1973-75.
Blake joined the Jackson Bone and Joint Clinic in 1979 and practiced orthopedics there until 2004, when he left to become director of utilization and resources for Mississippi Baptist Health Systems. Since 2012, he has practiced at Mississippi Baptist Advanced Wound Center.
An active member of numerous professional medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Medical Association, Blake was appointed by then-Gov. Ray Mabus to the State Welfare Board, where he served from 1988-91 and to the State Rehabilitation Board, where he served in 1988.
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