Dr. Blackman earned his M.D. at the University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, and received training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Blackman has received multiple awards and honors, including the Leo G. Rigler award as Outstanding Resident from the Department of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has published numerous articles on several topics, predominantly in the field of gastrointestinal pathology, including ulcerative colitis, cryptosporidiosis, cytomegalovirus and duodenal neoplasia. His work has been presented at several national scientific organizations. He has also been a reviewer for the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Dr. Blackman is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and in Cytopathology. He is on the medical staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center.