Coast Surgical Group

786 Third Ave. Suite B

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Phone: (619) 425-0797
Fax:     (619) 425-0596

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

© 2016 by Coast Surgical Group.

Blake Spitzer M.D.
CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

 

University of Kansas, Wichita

General Surgery Residency

July 2014 - June 2013

Doctor of Medicine
Loma Linda University College of Medicine

Conferred: May 2014

Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology

Magna cum laude

University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Coast Surgical Group

Associate General Surgeon

July 2019 - Present

Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor

2015 - 2018

Medical Student Tutor

Subjects: pathophysiology, physiology, physical exam and diagnosis, anatomy

2011 - 2014

Languages

 

Bilingual:

English

Spanish

SERVICE EXPERIENCE

 

Medical Student Oral Examination Proctor

2014 - 2019

Medical Student Lecturer

2014 - 2019

Surgical Service Volunteer

  • Volunteered for five days providing surgical services to an indigent community in Honduras - February 2017​​

Medical Service Volunteer

  • Volunteered for six weeks providing medical services in Ecuador - 2014

  • Volunteered for four weeks providing medical services in Bolivia - 2011

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

Outstanding Chief Resident Award

University of Kansas, School of Medicine

2019

Resident Teaching Award

University of Kansas, School of Medicine

2015, 2018, 2019

Surgical Floor - Physician of the Month (awarded twice)

Wesley Medical Center

2014

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Inducted: May 2014

Loma Linda David B. Hinshaw, MD Award

Loma Linda University College of Medicine

(Awarded to the top performing medical student in general surgery clerkship)

July 2017 - June 2018

2010 - present

2010 - present

SKILLS

 

Bilingual in Spanish and English

 

Certified in Medical Spanish at Wesley Medical Center Guest Services

Trained on Da Vinci Robot Si and Xi

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES

 

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery

Ultrasound Certified

Advanced Trauma Life Support

Burn Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Basic Life Support

POSTER PRESENTATION

B Spitzer, T Mobley, K Kirkland, S Helmer, J Reyes, C Ammar C Subbarao. Concomitant Placement of Right Internal Jugular Dual-lumen Dialysis Catheter and Cental Venus Catheter: Is it Safe? Southwest Surgical Conference, Napa Valley, CA, April 2018

REFERENCES

Dr. Alex Ammar
Department Chair, Univeristy of Kansas, Wichita

Dr. Michael Porter
Program Director, University of Kansas, Wichita

Dr. Kyle Vincent

Associate Program Director, University of Kansas, Wichita