Katherine S. Blevins, MD
About Dr. Blevins
Katie Blevins, M.D., Ph.D. is a minimally invasive surgeon with a focus in bariatric and advanced gastrointestinal surgery. She is Board Certified in General Surgery, and is fellowship trained in Advanced GI, MIS and Bariatric Surgery. She is skilled in both laparoscopic and robotic techniques.
Dr. Blevins’ research interests include medical technology innovation as well as patient outcomes after bariatric surgery. She has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has directed and collaborated with teams in many stages of medical technology innovation.
Dr. Blevins attended UC Irvine for her undergraduate education, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She then attended the University of Utah for graduate school, where she earned a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, emphasis in Biomaterials. Her dissertation focused on designing novel targeted gene delivery systems to prevent Type 1 Diabetes. During her Ph.D. work, she discovered her love for the translational aspects of research and chose to expand her background in clinical medicine.
She attended medical school at the University of Utah where she was drawn to surgery. She went on to complete a general surgery residency at Stanford University. During her training, she spent two years as a fellow in the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, a project based medical technology innovation program where she was trained in medical technology innovation from idea to implementation.
She completed advanced clinical training as a fellow in Advanced GI/MIS and Bariatric Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Her long-term goals are to integrate clinical practice as a surgeon with advancing innovation in medical technology.
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- Medical Education - University of Utah School of Medicine (Medicine)
- Internship - Stanford University (General Surgery)
- Residency - Stanford University (General Surgery)
- Fellowship - Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Minimally Invasive / Bariatric Surgery)
- Hoag Physician Partners
- Hoag Specialty Clinic
Area of Focus
- General Surgery