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Dr Blakeman is a board certified Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeon at the Franciscan St James Heart and Vascular Institute in Olympia Fields.
His specialties include minimally invasive heart surgery. Beating heart surgery. Specialty valve replacement and repair, and major vascular surgery. Specializing in all aspects of arrhythmia surgery including state of art in atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Blakeman spent 19 years as an academic surgeon. He rose quickly to full professor because of strong academic interests and ground breaking surgery in the Midwest. He has personally published nearly 70 articles and papers, and participated in 13 clinical studies. He is also a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery – the most prestigious clinical and academic thoracic society in the world.
In midcareer Dr. Blakeman decided to pursue private practice to extend high risk heart surgery to the community setting. Now every case short of heart transplant can remain in the comfort and efficiency of the Franciscan St James Medical Center in Olympia Fields. Attention to care, quality and efficiency has allowed his personal care team and hospitals to surpass national standards for outcomes every year for the past 10 years and counting.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Insurance accepted: Dr. Blakeman accepts the following insurance plans: 17 Humana Plans 23 United Healthcare Plans 9 Unicare Plans 1 WellCare Plan 8 Great-West Healthcare Plans 3 Cigna Plans 13 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Plans
- Licenses: Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois American Board of Surgery American Board of Thoracic Surgery
- Accreditations/certifications: Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2011 Patients' Choice Award, 2011
- Affiliations: American Medical Association American College of Cardiology International Society for Heart Transplantation American Association of Thoracic Surgery
- Parking: Free lot
- Specialties: Cardiology
- Departments: Cardiology