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M. Michele Blackwood MD

M. Michele Blackwood, MD

  • Surgery-Breast
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Languages Spoken English, Farsi, French, Spanish
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    M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS
    Chief of Breast Surgery, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
    Medical Director and Northern Regional Director of Breast Services for RWJBarnabas Health 

    M. Michele Blackwood, M.D., joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center as the Director of Breast Health and Disease Management. A dedicated breast surgeon, Dr. Blackwood’s office is located at the Ambulatory Care Center-Suite 102, 200 South Orange Ave, Livingston, New Jersey. Participating with most insurance companies, you can contact her office by phone at (973) 322-7020 or fax at (973) 322-7039.

    Most recently, Dr. Blackwood served as the Director of Breast and Women’s Health Prevention Services at Nyack Hospital, Nyack, N.Y., and as the Medical Director and Founder of the Connie Dwyer Breast Center and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, N.J. Previously, she held the positions of Medical Director of the Stamford Breast Center and Medical Director of The Women’s Breast Center at the Tully Health Center in Stamford, CT.

    Dr. Blackwood obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and graduated with her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her internship and residency at The Stamford Hospital, and a fellowship with the Breast Service from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, her various academic appointments include Clinical Instructor, New York Medical College and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Columbia University.

    Dr. Blackwood has published several articles in professional publications, including in The Lancet and The Journal of Trauma and served on the Editorial Review Board for Women in Medicine Journal. She is a frequent guest on national and local media programs including Fox Five Television, WOR Radio, “60 Minutes,” The Montel Williams Show, CBS News, Good Day New York, More Magazine, and CBS’s Early Show, among others.

    Dr. Blackwood has received many prestigious awards and serves on several prominent community boards. She is a member of the Women’s Board of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Medical Advisory Board of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

    Dr. Blackwood is a recipient of the 2014 NJ monthly Top Docs award.

    Clinical Expertise


  • Medical School

    Medical Universtiy of South Carolina, SC, 1988


    Stamford Hospital, CT, 1989


    Stamford Hospital, CT, 1993


    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, 1994

  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna US Health Care
    • Americhoice
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Consumer Health Plan
    • Coventry
    • Emblem Health/GHI
    • First Health Network
    • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Local 825 Welfare Fund
    • Magnacare/Magnet
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • Oxford Health
    • Qualcare
    • Qualcare HMO
    • Qualcare PPO
    • Railroad Medicare
    • United Community
    • United Healthcare
    • United Medicare
    • Wellchoice