Steven E. Blackwood, M.D.
Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Steven E. Blackwood, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in the subspecialty of foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Blackwood offers comprehensive treatment of a variety of foot and ankle conditions including sports injuries, post-traumatic deformity, acute fractures, tendinopathy, chronic degenerative disease, and acquired toe deformity. He is experienced in fracture care, general orthopedics, ankle arthroscopy, cartilage preservation and restoration, complex deformity correction, ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction, ankle replacement, and fusions of the ankle and midfoot. Dr. Blackwood also specializes in the treatment of common foot and ankle disorders including bunions, hammer toes, Morton’s neuromas, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis.
Dr. Blackwood is from Roswell, GA and graduated with the highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed his medical training at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta and completed residency in orthopedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He went on to complete a foot and ankle fellowship at Grand Rapids Orthopedic Associates in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
During Dr. Blackwood’s time at Georgia Tech he played collegiate baseball and is the only four year letterman to be named Mr. Georgia Tech. In 2018, he was inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. He was also drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2005 MLB draft. Most recently, Dr. Blackwood served as the Team Physician at the University of Mississippi and Lafayette High School in Oxford, MS.
Areas of Interest
- Foot and Ankle
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Ankle replacement
- Post-traumatic deformity
- Acute fractures
- Chronic degenerative disease
- Acquired toe deformity
- Cartilage preservation and restoration
- Complex deformity correction
- Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction
- Fusions of the ankle and midfoot
- Foot and ankle disorders
- Sports Medicine
- General Orthopedics
- Fracture Care
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2018, Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2017, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Medical Degree: Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia, Doctor of Medicine, 2012
Undergraduate Degree: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, Bachelor of Science, Applied Biology 2007
Memberships & Recognition
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
- Blackwood S, Gossett L. Hallux Valgus/Medial Column Instability and Their Relation- ship with Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Foot Ankle Clin. 2018 Jun;23(2):297-313. PubMed PMID: 29729803.
- “Retrospective review of clinical outcomes of interdigital neuroma resection for a single surgeon over 15 years”
Department: Medical College of Wisconsin – Department of Orthopaedics, Milwaukee, WI
Principal Investigator: Richard Marks, MD
- “Role of Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors on Outcomes of Ponseti Treatment of Clubfeet”
Department: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Orthopedics, Milwaukee, WI Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Schwab
- Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship
Pilot Study to Create and Evaluate a Web-Based Virtual Patient System to Teach Inter- viewing Skills to Health Professional Students.
Department: Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA (6/2009 – 8/2009) Principle Investigator: Dr. D. Scott Lind, MD
- Integration of a mixed reality patient simulator into a surgery clerkship.
Department: Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA (August 2009 – November 2009)
Principal Investigator: Dr. D. Scott Lind, MD
- Delay in Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures: A Retrospective Review of the Costs In- volved and the Radiographic Outcomes.
Department: Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (August 2006 – November 2006)
Principle Investigator: Thomas Moore, MD
- Characterization of Outer Membrane Cytochrome MtrC in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1.
Department: School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (2006-2007)
Principal Investigator: Thomas DiChristina, PhD
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son’s baseball team, playing tennis and golf, and fishing.
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Member of the Piedmont Clinic