Mercedes M. Blackstone, MD

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York NY

    Internship

    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Additional Training

    Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor
    Advanced Trauma Life Support
    Base Station Command Physician
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics
    Emergency Medicine

    Undergraduate Degree

    Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Books

    Blackstone, MM, section editor. Bone and joint disorders. In: Florin T, Ludwig S, editors. Netter’s pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2011.

    Chapters

    2012

    Blackstone M. Urinary tract infections. In: Hoffman R, editor. Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-minute pediatric emergency medicine consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2012.

    Blackstone M. Omphalitis. In: Hoffman R, editor.Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-minute pediatric emergency medicine consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2012.

    Blackstone M. Mumps. In: Hoffman R, editor. Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-minute pediatric emergency medicine consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2012.

    2011

    Devon EP, Blackstone MM. Sports medicine. In: Florin T, Ludwig S, editors. Netter’s pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2011.

    Lilley JS, Blackstone MM. Disorders of the hip and lower extremity. In: Florin T, Ludwig S, editors. Netter’s pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2011.

    2010

    Blackstone M. Urinary tract infections. In: Shah SS, Frank G, editors. Patient encounters: the inpatient pediatrics workup. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2010. 

    2009

    Shaw K, Blackstone M. Drowning. In: Zorc J, editor. Schwartz’s clinical handbook of pediatrics. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.

    Blackstone M, Zorc J. Urinary tract infections. In: Shah S, editor. Pediatric practice: infectious disease. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2009. 

    2008

    Blackstone M, Shaw K. Urinary tract infections. In: Schwartz WM, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.

    Blackstone M, Shaw K. Near drowning. In: Schwartz WM, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.  

    2005

    Blackstone M. Appendicitis. In: Philadelphia guide to inpatient pediatrics. In: Catallozzi M, Frank G, Shah S, Zaoutis L, editors. Malden (MA): Blackwell Publishing; 2005.

    Blackstone M. Intussusception. In: Philadelphia guide to inpatient pediatrics. In: Catallozzi M, Frank G, Shah S, Zaoutis L, editors. Malden (MA): Blackwell Publishing; 2005.

    Blackstone M. Inguinal hernia. In: Philadelphia guide to inpatient pediatrics. In: Catallozzi M, Frank G, Shah S, Zaoutis L, editors. Malden (MA): Blackwell Publishing; 2005. 

    Abstracts

    2010

    Wiebe DJ, Blackstone MM, Mollen CJ, Culyba AJ, Fein JA. Self-reported violence-related outcomes for adolescents within 8 weeks of emergency department treatment for assault injury [platform presentation]. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting; 2010 May 1-4; Vancouver, Canada.

    5. Schnadower D, Kuppermann N, Macias C, Feedman S, Baskin M, Ishimine P, et al. Prevalence of sterile cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis in a large multicenter sample of febrile infants 29-60 days of age with urinary tract infections (UTIs) [platform presentation]. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting; 2010 May 1-4; Vancouver, Canada.

    Papers

    2012

    Florin TA, Blackstone MM. Emergi-quiz clinical puzzler: neck pain, or just a pain in the neck? Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2012 Mar; 13(1),49-56.

    2011

    Wiebe DJ, Blackstone MM, Mollen CJ, Culyba AJ, Fein JA. Self-reported violence-related outcomes for adolescents within eight weeks of emergency department treatment for assault injury. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Oct;49(4):440-2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22031979. Read the abstract

    Schnadower D, Kuppermann N, Macias CG, Freedman SB, Baskin MN, Ishimine P, et al. Sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in young febrile infants with urinary tract infections. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Jul;165(7):635-41. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21727275. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2012

    Blackstone MM. Febrile seizures, drowning, code simulations [presentation]. Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2012: Advances and Controversies for the Clinician; 2012 Apr 10-14; Lake Buena Vista, FL.

    2011

    Blackstone MM. Febrile seizures, diagnostic simulations – slide scenarios [presentation].  28th Annual Intensive Course in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Nov; Philadelphia, PA. 

    2010

    Blackstone MM. Diagnostic simulations – slide scenarios [presentation]. 27th Annual Intensive Course in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Nov; Philadelphia, PA.
     

    Blackstone MM. Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds [presentation].  Aria Hospital; 2010 Apr; Langhorne, PA. 

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2010-present, Peer Reviewer, Pediatrics

    2007-present,  Editorial Consultant, Physicians’ Information and Education Resource, American College of Physicians

    2005-present, Peer Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

    Academic and institutional committees

    2011-present, Leader of Physician Flow Subcommittee of ED Flow Task Force

    2010-present, Faculty Mentor and Member of Clinical Competency Committee, Pediatric Residency Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2009-present,  Divisional Representative, ED/OR/Surgery Communication Task Force, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2009-present, Quality Improvement Task Force, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2008-present, Co-chair, Morbidity and Mortality, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2007-2011, Emergency Department to Inpatient Transition Task Force, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2006-present, Education Improvement Committee, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia