“What I most enjoy about being an orthopedic surgeon in general is the ability to help someone with a fracture or with severe arthritis return to a high level of function or improve their quality of life,” he says. “Helping those in need is really why I became a physician. I truly feel lucky to do what I do and am passionate about my job. I can honestly say that I go to work happy every single day.”
“I still enjoy people coming up to me and asking about my father, Fred Blackman, who was a television news anchor at WGHP-TV8 for more than 30 years,” he says. “I love to hear people talk about growing up watching my dad on TV.”
Dr. Blackman and his wife, Yvette, have a daughter, Lindsay.
“I spend most of my time outside of work playing with my daughter, riding bikes with my wife and daughter, and traveling around North Carolina as a family,” Dr. Blackman says. “Whether it is wading in creeks at local parks, visiting Greensboro's Natural Science Center or working on art, we are always together on an adventure as a family.”
For exercise, Dr. Blackman enjoys playing an occasional round of golf and riding his mountain bike. “I always try to stay fit,” he says.