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Jason Blatt - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Jason Blatt

Clinical Associate Professor/M.D. | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Jason Blatt specializes in pediatric neurosurgery.


Dr. Jason Blatt is a fellowship-trained board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery in the College of Medicine. His clinical interests include all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, with a special focus on the treatment of brain tumors, epilepsy, congenital spinal disorders and minimally invasive and transnasal brain surgery. His research interests include all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, in addition to medical and surgical education, surgical simulation and physician process automation.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Transnasal Brain Surgery


Pediatric Neurosurgery

Brain Tumors

Congenital Spinal Disorders

Media Appearances (5)

A Patient’s Guide to Brain Disease

US News & World Report  online


The nervous system – comprising the brain, spinal cord and nerves – functions as the control center for the body. It reaches from our head to the nerves in the tips of our fingers and toes. When it’s working well, the nervous system allows us to function on all levels – to walk, speak, breathe and swallow. Many of these functions are automatic and don’t require thought. But the same system also allows us to think deeply, thanks to the complicated organ at the center of it all.

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After Struggle With Unseen Threat, Taylor Returns to the Water

UF Health  online


Taylor Green gazes across his favorite place in the world, scanning the top of Lake Panasoffkee’s spring-fed water. But, in many ways, this 20-year-old pro bass fisherman’s life has been defined by what lies below the surface. “Most people don't catch fish because they don’t put the time in,” said Taylor, who began fishing at age 5 before transitioning to bass fishing at 15. “It’s also a timing thing. People come into the bait shop and they’re going out at 10 a.m. It’s already 90 degrees."

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A More Normal Life for Luke

UF Health  online


Almost 34 weeks into her pregnancy, Megan’s water broke. Panicked, knowing that she was about to deliver early, she was rushed to the hospital.Baby Luke and Dr. Governale looking over him. It was not long before first-time parents Megan and Ryan welcomed twin boys, Luke and Jett, to their family in October 2021. After the boys’ surprising early arrival, Megan and Ryan hoped to take the little ones to their home at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida.

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11-year-old Warner Robins gymnast overcomes epilepsy

WMAZ, Macon, Georgia  tv


November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. 11-year-old gymnast Anabela Kay from Warner Robins has overcome a lot after being diagnosed with epilepsy. Peggy Kay, Anabela's mom, says this is how it started... "Bela has a rare kind of seizure to where her breathing stops or her heart stops. Now, not all epileptics go through that, but Bela will with every seizure," said Kay. At 8-years-old, Anabela experienced her first seizure at gymnastics practice and then she would have as many as 15 seizures a day.

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Helping Hand: Battling Beau's brain tumor

Suncoast News Network  online


When Beau Christensen took to spring football practice in April all seemed well. Until the Rams’ linebacker starting complaining of being fatigued and having excruciating headaches. "We ended up sending him straight to the emergency room that night. He was diagnosed with a large brain tumor and they did a resection," says Beau's dad Stu Christensen. University of Florida Shand’s Hospital neurosurgeon Dr. Jason Blatt performed the 10 hour surgery to successfully remove the teen’s brain tumor.

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Articles (4)

Prognostic and Diagnostic Utility of Serum Biomarkers in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.

Journal of Neurotrauma

Jennifer C. Munoz Pareja, et. al


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a major cause of morbidity and death among the pediatric population. Timely diagnosis, however, remains a complex task because of the lack of standardized methods that permit its accurate identification. The aim of this study was to determine whether serum levels of brain injury biomarkers can be used as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in this pathology.

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After the storm: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after hemicraniectomy in a child


Wei Wang, et. al


Ventricular arrhythmias following neurological injury have been attributed to sympathetic surge in subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury. Despite associated risks of bleeding and thrombosis, veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in critically ill, clinically unstable postoperative neurosurgical patients can be lifesaving. In the context of neurological injury and the neurosurgical population, the literature available regarding ECMO utilization is limited, especially in children.

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The current landscape of immunotherapy for pediatric brain tumors

Nature Cancer

Eugene I. Hwang, et al.


Pediatric central nervous system tumors are the most common solid malignancies in childhood, and aggressive therapy often leads to long-term sequelae in survivors, making these tumors challenging to treat. Immunotherapy has revolutionized prospects for many cancer types in adults, but the intrinsic complexity of treating pediatric patients and the scarcity of clinical studies of children to inform effective approaches have hampered the development of effective immunotherapies in pediatric settings.

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Suboccipital Craniotomy and C1 Laminectomy for Atypical Choroid Plexus Papilloma

Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience

Patricia Sacks, et al.


Atypical choroid plexus papilloma is a rare pediatric brain tumor that has distinct clinical and pathologic features. In this case, we highlight the diagnosis and management of this rare disease. The details of case positioning and execution are discussed. The case review is utilized as an overview of histopathologic findings, to discuss clinical features of the disease, and to highlight areas warranting further investigation. In particular, we provide insight into the typical clinical course post-treatment.

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