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Nicholas Blondin, MD

Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurology

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Nicholas Blondin, MD

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Biography

Nicholas A. Blondin, MD, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Blondin cares for patients at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven and the Smilow Cancer Hospital Cancer Care Center in Trumbull. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed his neurology residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, where he was Chief Resident in Neurology, followed by a fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Yale New Haven Hospital. Before joining Smilow, he was the Director of the Neuro-Oncology Program at Associated Neurologists of Southern CT and the Medical Director of the St. Vincent’s Brain Tumor Center. Watch a video with Dr. Nicholas Blondin>>

Dr. Blondin’s clinical expertise is in treating benign and malignant brain tumors, brain and spine metastasis, and neurological symptoms of cancer, such as seizures, cognitive impairment, headaches, gait disturbance, and weakness. Dr. Blondin is an active investigator for clinical trials for brain tumor patients through Yale Cancer Center.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2008)
  • BA
    Wesleyan University, Chemistry (2004)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale School of Medicine
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine
  • Intern
    Yale School of Medicine

Activities

  • Glioblastoma and Facebook: An Analysis of Perceived Etiologies and Treatments
    Phoenix, United States 2019
  • Feasibility Study of the Emulate Therapeutics Voyager System in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
    Phoenix, United States 2019
  • Feasibility Study of the Emulate Therapeutics Voyager System in Patients with Recurrent Glioblastoma (GBM)
    Phoenix, United States 2019
  • The Evolving Role of Complementary Cannabis Therapy in Glioblastoma Treatment
    New Orleans, United States 2018
  • A Feasibility Study of the Nativis Voyager System in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma (GBM)
    New Orleans, United States 2018
  • The Challenge of Health Utility Values for Glioblastoma Patients with Long-Term Survival
    New Orleans, United States 2018
  • The Effect of Tumor Treating Fields in WHO Grade 2 and 3 Gliomas
    San Francisco, United States 2017
  • Complementary Cannabis Therapy for Malignant Glioma: Initial Experience
    San Francisco, United States 2017
  • Vismodegib Treatment of Intracranial Invasion of Basal Cell Carcinoma
    San Francisco, United States 2017
  • Determining the Presence of Human Cytomegalovirus Proteins in Glioblastoma
    San Francisco, United States 2017
  • Generational Variance in Phenotypic Expression of Autosomal Dominant Spinal Muscular Atrophy Due to BICD2 Mutation
    Boston, United States 2017
  • Vismodegib Treatment of Intracranial Invasion of Basal Cell Carcinoma
    Boston, United States 2017
  • Beneficial Effect of Tumor Treating Field Therapy in Diffuse Astrocytoma with Gliomatosis Cerebri
    Scottsdale, United States 2016
  • Management of Gliomatosis Cerebri with Temozolomide and Tumor Treating Fields
    San Antonio, United States 2015
  • Implementation and Utilization of Genomic Profiling in a Community Neuro-Oncology Practice
    San Antonio, United States 2015
  • Maternally inherited diabetes and deafness (MIDD) syndrome associated with myoclonus
    New Orleans, United States 2012
  • Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis associated with Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    Anaheim, United States 2011
  • SIADH mimicking limbic encephalitis due to a neuroendocrinetumor with Merkel cell carcinoma phenotype
    Honolulu, United States 2011
  • Acquired Periodic Hypothermia due to Ischemic Stroke
    Honolulu, United States 2011
  • T-cell receptor-gamma subunit gene rearrangement analysis in primary meningeal T-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Montreal, Canada 2010

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance Humanitarian AwardConnecticut Brain Tumor Alliance2018
Cigna Care DesignationCigna2017
UnitedHealth Premium Designation, Quality & Cost EfficiencyUnitedHealthcare2017
Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum GraduateAmerican Academy of Neurology2014
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyYale School of Medicine2013
Betsy Winters House Staff AwardYale School of Medicine2012
Power Day II Resident AwardYale School of Medicine2012
Lewis L. Levy Award in NeurologyYale School of Medicine2010
Power Day II Resident AwardYale School of Medicine2010
Schwartz AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2007
Cardinal Health Research AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2006
Abbott Laboratories Research AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2005
Butterfield PrizeWesleyan University2004
Bradley PrizeWesleyan University2004
Phi Beta KappaWesleyan University2004
Honors in ChemistryWesleyan University2004
American Institute of Chemists AwardWesleyan University2004
Howard Hughes Summer Research FellowshipWesleyan University2003
American Chemical Society Analytical AwardWesleyan University2003
Bristol-Myers Squibb Student Research FellowshipWesleyan University2002
Valedictorian and Senior Class PresidentLitchfield High School2000

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Society for Neuro-OncologyPeer reviewer for 2020 SNO Annual Meeting2020
Cancer CommonsBrain Cancer Advisory Board member, Cancer Commons2020 - Present
TS AllianceProfessional Advisory Board member, TS Alliance2017 - 2018
Musella FoundationMedical Advisory Board member, Musella Foundation2017 - Present
St. Vincent's Brain Tumor Research FundDirector of the St. Vincent's Brain Tumor Center Research Fund, with funding provided by the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance and individual donations2015 - 2018
Connecticut Brain Tumor AllianceMedical Board member, Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance2014 - Present
Society for Neuro-OncologyMember2013 - Present
American Society of Clinical OncologyMember2013 - Present
American Academy of NeurologyMember2009 - Present

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