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Scott M. Blackman, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Scott M. Blackman is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and attending at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His areas of clinical expertise include pediatric endocrinology.

Dr. Blackman cares for infants and children with all types of endocrinologic disorders, including diabetes mellitus and disorders of growth, puberty, and the thyroid and pituitary glands. He runs a multidisciplinary clinic for pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD).

He received his A.B. at Princeton University and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Blackman has been a faculty member in pediatric endocrinology since completing his fellowship in 2007.

Dr. Blackman’s research interests include identifying genetic variants responsible for endocrine abnormalities in CF including CF-related diabetes, which is seen commonly in teenagers and adults with cystic fibrosis. His long-term research goals include understanding molecular mechanisms of diabetes, such as type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as CFRD.

He is a recipient of the Gilead Research Scholars Award and has received awards from the Pediatric Endocrine Society and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He receives research funding from the NIH and CF Foundation. He serves as a mentor for EnVision, a national program to train endocrinologists in the care of people with CF; he serves on the Program Planning Committee for the North American CF Conference and on the editorial board of the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.

He serves on study sections for the NIH (NIDDK) and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  He is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research and is a U.S. News Top Doctor.

Expertise

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Research Interests

  • Use of insulin pumps in infants and toddlers with diabetes
  • The amount of CFTR function necessary to reduce the risk of CF complications;
  • Determining the biological role of the CFTR protein
  • Mechanisms of regulating weight gain and nutritional status in CF
  • The molecular mechanism of CF-related diabetes
  • Molecular genetics of diabetes and cystic fibrosis

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Endocrinology (2007)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2004)
Contact Information
Phone: 410-955-6463
Fax: 410-955-9773
Appointments: 443-997-KIDS (5437)
Publications: Visit PubMed
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