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INFORMATION FOR

Jonathan Blancaflor, MD, BS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery (General, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care); NSQIP Surgeon Champion, Surgery

Education & Training

  • Resident General surgery
    Yale University / St. Raphael's Hospital (2022)
  • Yale University Technology and Advanced laparoscopic surgery Fellowship
    Yale University (1998)
  • Chief resident General surgery
    Yale University/St Raphael's Hospital (1991)
  • Intern and Junior Resident
    New Britain General Hospital (1987)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut, medicine (1985)
  • BS
    Boston College, biology (1981)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1981

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Sculpture Space Artists ResidencySculpture Space is an artists residency in upstate New York. The residency was formed over 40 years ago in old steam boiler factory in Utica New York. Hundreds of artists both nationally and internationally compete for 20 residency spots. The artists are given free room board and unlimited access to an amazing work space for the 2 months duration of the residency.2022 - Present
Mohawk Valley Health System CEO,CMO,CIO search committeeMember2018 - 2020
Upstate New York Surgical Quality Initiative (UNYSQI)The Upstate New York Surgical Quality Initiative was formed to promote , and develop best practices for surgical patients in the state of New York.2018 - 2021
Mohawk Valley Health System Physician group quality committeeMember2017 - 2021
Mohawk Valley Health System Cancer committeeMember2017 - 2021
Connecticut Chapter American College of Surgeons, Connecticut Surgical Quality CollaborativeThe Connecticut surgical quality collaborative was formed to promote , and develop best practices for surgical patients in the state of Connecticut. The ACS-NSQIP program was used as the data collection engine to develop state wide quality improvement initiatives. These efforts led to widespread adoption of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs across the state.2008 - 2016
Middlesex Health Perioperative Safety CommitteeThis committee was formed in 2007 to develop Best Practices for patient safety in the perioperative space . The committee was comprised of nursing staff, anesthesia providers, pharmacy, surgeons and our vice president in charge of Surgical Services. The team developed a "preflight" process where the patient and family, anesthesia team, circulating nurse and surgeon would meet in the holding area prior to moving to the operating room. All surgical checklist items were addressed at this time. This dramatically improved our throughput , and most importantly our patients' safety and satisfaction . Communication between surgeons and nursing staff also improved dramatically. Adherence to the program was monitored on a bimonthly basis at a 7:00 a.m. meeting with the above stakeholders .2007 - 2017

Departments & Organizations