Dr. Sarah L. Blair, MD, FACS

Dr. Sarah L. Blair, MD, FACS


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    Sarah L. Blair is a surgical oncologist and board-certified general surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating breast cancer, melanoma, sarcoma and soft tissue tumors. Her expertise is in sentinel node staging for breast cancer, utilizing new energy sources for better resection of tumors, and innovative reconstructive techniques for breast conservation operations.Dr. Blair is committed to providing compassionate care to patients and believes in a multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer. As a professor in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Blair instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research focuses on using nanotechnology to develop advanced imaging techniques that can be used in the operating room to detect cancer cells. This technology could ensure that all tumor cells are removed at one time, avoiding the need for additional surgeries.Dr. Blair has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles, and work has appeared in Cancer Medicine, Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and The American Journal of Surgery, among others.She completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center inLos Angeles and a research fellowship in surgical metabolism and thoracic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Blair completed a residency in general surgery at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She earned her medical degree at State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse. She is board-certified in general surgery.Dr. Blair is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and member of the Society of Surgical Oncology.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/Pages/default.aspx and http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/surgery/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise


    Hematology / Oncology Specialist

    Education & Training

    Univ Of Ma Med Sch, General Surgery (Residency)

    Medical Degree - SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo

    Other Degree - University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

    Other Degree - City of Hope, Los Angeles

    Medical Degree - Surgical Oncologist

    Medical Degree - Professor of Surgery

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    Medical Conditions Treated

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    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by a Surgeon, like Dr. Sarah Blair, may include:

    Surgical Consultation, Surgery, Neurosurgery Consultation, Pre-Surgery Consultation, Surgery Consultation, Pediatric Pre-Surgery Consultation, Pre-Surgery Consultation, Laparoscopic Surgery Consultation, Gallbladder Removal / Cholecystectomy, Appendicitis / Appendectomy, Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty, Brain Tumor Evaluation, Brain Aneurysm Treatment, Stroke Treatment (Acute), Refractive Lens Exchange, Brain Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Surgery Follow Up, Neurosurgery Follow Up, Pre-Surgery Follow Up, Surgical Follow Up, Pediatric Pre-Surgery Follow Up, Laparoscopic Surgery Follow Up, Neuro-Oncology Consultation, Surgery Second Opinion, Wrist Arthroscopy, Endoscopic Eyebrow Elevation, Forehead Correction, Hand & Microsurgery Specialist Consultation, Hand & Microsurgery Specialist Follow Up, Head & Neck Surgery, Pelvic Surgery, Ptosis Repair, Central Line Placement, Gender Confirmation Surgery, Cerebral Shunt, Surgical Infections, Tube Thoracotomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Amputation, Limb Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Mastectomy, Upper Extremity Tendon Repair, Toe-to-Thumb Transplant, Upper Extremity Nerve Repair, Upper Extremity Joint Replacement, Upper Extremity Amputation, Reflux Surgery, Spleen Surgery, Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) Surgery, YAG Laser Procedure, Colon Surgery, Distal Pancreatectomy, Splenectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Orthopedic Follow Up (Hand), Orthopedic Consultation (Hand), Cranial Bypass, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), Esophageal Surgery, Gastrectomy, Laparoscopy, Lymph Node Biopsy, Pancreatic Surgery, Paraesophageal Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Screening, Whipple Procedure, Hepatic Surgery, Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopy Consultation, Minimally Invasive Surgery Consultation, Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation (MSA), Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Pyloromyotomy, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) and Small Bowel Resection

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    UC San Diego Health La Jolla - Moores Cancer Center - Breast Cancer

    3855 Health Sciences Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 822-6100

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Patients give Dr. Sarah Blair an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Blair has been rated and reviewed by 1 patient. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Blair, her bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Sarah Blair accepting new patients?

    Yes, Sarah Blair is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Sarah Blair offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Blair's office at (858) 822-6100 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Sarah Blair offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Blair's office at (858) 822-6100 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Sarah Blair speak?

    Sarah Blair speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Sarah Blair have?

    Sarah Blair is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

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