John M. Blair, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with a specialty in the treatment of degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine. His professional interests focus on outpatient minimally invasive spinal surgery resulting in the least possible amount of down time, early return to work and active lifestyles for his patients. He treats a wide range of spinal conditions with expertise in deformative spinal conditions, such as scoliosis, and major reconstructive spine surgery.
Dr. Blair believes that his role as a physician is to understand each patient’s individual needs and personalize treatment. A practicing surgeon since 1994, he has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of spinal surgery. He is also constantly learning new and innovative skills to better serve his patients.
He gives community lectures on new innovations in spinal care and is an active member of the Puget Sound Spine Interest Group, a local group that meets quarterly with guest speakers. He is also a member of an annual medical mission group. He and his wife have six children. In addition to family time, he enjoys computers, photography, and outdoor activities. He is an Eagle Scout and currently helps out with his son’s local Boy Scouts troop.
Institution: University of Chicago
Institution: University of California San Diego
Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: University of Minnesota Hospital
Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Pierce County Medical Society
Puget Sound Spine Society
Services + Specialties
- Deformative spinal conditions
- Degenerative conditions of the spine
- Epidural injections
- Major reconstructive spine surgery
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Outpatient cervical spine surgery
- Outpatient lumbar microsurgery
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