Jason Blatt

Jason Blatt, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: MD-NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6990

About Jason Blatt

Jason E. Blatt, MD, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he was a national merit scholar and graduated magna cum laude. While in Nashville, his honors included election to Alpha Epsilon Delta, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and Sigma Delta Pi, as well as a distinguished service key from Alpha Phi Omega. He then completed his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the Harold C. Pillsbury Student Research Award.

After receiving his medical degree, he remained at the University of North Carolina to complete his internship and residency in neurosurgical surgery. He received numerous awards during his training, including the Hydrocephalus Association Award and the Resident Traveling Fellowship, from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery. Dr. Blatt was elected to UNC’s Academy of Educators and was named a socioeconomic fellow of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. Finally, he relocated to Pittsburgh to complete a prestigious subspecialty fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

In July, 2017, Dr. Blatt joined the University of Florida Department of Neurosurgery faculty as an assistant professor. His clinical interests include all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, with a special focus on the treatment of brain tumors, epilepsy, congenital spinal disorders and minimally invasive and transnasal brain surgery. His research interests include all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, in addition to medical and surgical education, surgical simulation and physician process automation. He collaborates with computer brain modeling researchers at Old Dominion University and UF and with the large brain tumor immunotherapy team at UF Health Shands and the McKnight Brain Institute. He is a board member of the Florida Neurosurgical Society and holds multiple appointed liaison positions between the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery and other national neurosurgical organizations.

Dr. Blatt is passionate about the care and well-being of children and prides himself on the ability to make complex neurosurgical decisions easy to understand for patients and their families. Caring for an ill child is never easy, but Dr. Blatt and his team strive to alleviate worry and suffering and provide world-class care for children of all ages. The UF Health pediatric neurosurgery team recognizes that children with brain and spine disorders are not just “small adults” and need to be treated by expert subspecialists with extensive experience. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital accepts all pediatric neurosurgery patients for assessments and second opinions.

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
Areas of Interest
  • Brain tumor – children
  • Chiari malformations
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Epilepsy – overview
  • Epilepsy in children
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic brain tumor
  • Pediatric pituitary and skull base services
  • Positional Plagiocephaly
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida – resources
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal tumor
  • Transsphenoidal surgery

Publications

2020
Tactile Skill-Based Neurosurgical Simulators Are Effective and Inexpensive.
World neurosurgery. 137:319-326 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.02.017. [PMID] 32059973.
2020
Robotically Steered Needles: A Survey of Neurosurgical Applications and Technical Innovations.
Robotic surgery (Auckland). 7:1-23 [DOI] 10.2147/RSRR.S224446. [PMID] 32258180.
2019
Medial axis segmentation of cranial nerves using shape statistics-aware discrete deformable models.
International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery. 14(11):1955-1967 [DOI] 10.1007/s11548-019-02014-z. [PMID] 31236805.
2018
Predictors of mortality in children with myelomeningocele and symptomatic Chiari type II malformation.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 21(6):587-596 [DOI] 10.3171/2018.1.PEDS17496. [PMID] 29570035.
2018
Isolated Traumatic Diastasis of the Clival Synchondroses without Clival Fracture.
Pediatric neurosurgery. 53(4):270-274 [DOI] 10.1159/000488058. [PMID] 29672322.
2017
MRI-Based Medial Axis Extraction and Boundary Segmentation of Cranial Nerves Through Discrete Deformable 3D Contour and Surface Models.
IEEE transactions on medical imaging. 36(8):1711-1721 [DOI] 10.1109/TMI.2017.2693182. [PMID] 28422682.

Education

Fellowship – Pediatric Neurosurgery
2016-2017 · Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Residency – Neurosurgery
2010-2016 · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical Degree
2006-2010 · University of North Carolina

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
2018
MDT7650 Elect Top/Neurol Surg
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6990