Dr Blackham is a general surgeon, academic and Director of Aurora Bariatrics. Dr Blackham has a clinical interest in bariatric surgery and she is the only surgeon to have won both the AMA WA Junior Doctor of the Year and the John Corboy Medal (highest award for a surgical trainee) from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2012.
Dr Blackham undertook specialist training in bariatric surgery in Perth and Melbourne and was bestowed the IFSO Asia Pacific Medtronic scholarship in London as well as the ANZGOSA-Upper GI Younger Fellow scholarship.
After completing 20 years of medical and surgical training she was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship, granting further access to international surgical immersions in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Singapore, London and Vienna.
Dr Blackham is an academic surgeon, having completed two masters in both surgery and legal medicine, as well as a current PhD candidate researching quality and excellence within the discipline of bariatric surgery via the University of Western Australia. She was an academic within the discipline of surgery, faculty of medicine for six years requiring teaching of trainee doctors and medical students, post-graduate surgical registrars and fellows. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of SOARD (Society for Obesity And Related Disease) and a journal reviewer for the Australian/New Zealand Journal of Surgery.
She has continued a lifetime of advocacy for junior doctors within the Australian Medical Association and Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia. She is a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Council-appointed member for both the RACS Prevocational Skills and Education Committee as well as the RACS Skills and Oversight Committee.
She is dedicated to ensuring surgical safety and quality practice, as well as having a kind and caring demeanour. She has a passion for pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and is an advocate for engaging in patients’ wellbeing and future health goals.
Dr Blackham ensures compassion and pursuit of excellence in caring for all of her patients.
In addition to the qualifications below, Dr Blackham also holds:
- MLegM - Master of Legal Medicine (Griffith University, Qld)
- DCH Diploma of Child Health (Princess Margaret Hospital for Children)
- VGDWH - Vocational Graduate Diploma in Women’s Health (King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women)
- IFASMBS - International Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
Dr Blackham has clinical interests in:
- Bariatric surgery
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Gastric bypass surgery (one anastomosis gastric bypass, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass)
- Removal of gastric bands
- General Surgery
- Bariatric surgery
- Gastrectomy - Laparoscopic
Telehealth consultations: No
Treats Children: No
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) ID: auroraba