2015-16 President, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI); Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania
Dr. Blankenship is a practicing interventional cardiologist at Geisinger Medical Center and is the director of the Geisinger Cardiology Department and catheterization laboratories. He is an adjunct professor of medicine at Temple University Medical College and has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific abstracts and publications. Dr. Blankenship is the 2015-16 president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). He has represented the American College of Cardiology to the American Medical Association Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) for the past 10 years and chaired the ACC RUC Task Force for that time. Dr. Blankenship’s highest accomplishment is helping his wife of 30 years raise three outstanding children. In his spare time, he takes yearly medical mission trips, with Solid Rock Missions, to the Dominican Republic and has recently graduated, with a master’s of science degree in health care administration, from the Harvard School of Public Health.