Children's of Alabama has named Jeffrey P. Blount, MD as director of pediatric neurosurgery. Blount earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Minnesota. Following residency training, he served as staff neurosurgeon at the Naval Medical Center San Diego prior to a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
Blount has been active on the Accreditation Council of Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships and the Professional Advisory Council of the Spina Bifida Association of America. He is also an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Epilepsy Society. At Children's, Blount has been active on the Clinical Outcomes Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, Credentials Committee and the Medical Executive Committee.
Blount's academic interests center on the surgical treatment of epilepsy in children, the management of children and young adults with neural tube defects/spina bifida. He is pursuing a master's degree in public health from the UAB School of Public Health.