Mercedes M. Blackstone, MD

Mercedes M. Blackstone, MD

Mercedes M. Blackstone, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

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

Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics

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

Departments and Services

Publications

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

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.

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. 

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, Pediatrics 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