Sarah Blake

Sarah Blake, MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology

Business Phone: (352) 273-6575
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About Sarah Blake

My name is Sarah Blake, MD, and I joined the Department of Anesthesiology in 2023 as an assistant professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. I earned my medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and then completed my anesthesiology residency, pain medicine fellowship, and a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

My favorite medical saying is, “the secret to caring for the patient is caring for the patient.” I strongly believe in listening to my patients and helping them cope with the anxiety of anesthesia. My current projects include using electronic health records to improve patient safety and optimize cognitive outcomes after anesthesia.

Outside of work, I practice and teach yoga, and enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities: especially gardening biking, camping, and watersports. Coming from Michigan, I’m looking forward to enjoying the warmer Florida weather!

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
    American Board of Anesthesiology


Adaptations to the Learning Environment for Elementary School Children in Georgia during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Journal of child and family studies. 32(6):1585-1598 [DOI] 10.1007/s10826-022-02531-7. [PMID] 36714375.
Consortium for violence prevention research, leadership training, and implementation for excellence (CONVERGE): a protocol to train science leaders in gender-based-violence and violence-against-children research for impact.
Frontiers in public health. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1181543. [PMID] 37469691.
Factors That Influence Sleep Behaviors of High School Students: Findings From a Semi-Rural Community in Georgia.
The Journal of school health. 93(5):411-419 [DOI] 10.1111/josh.13312. [PMID] 36807316.
Implementation of Enhanced Recovery Protocols for Gastrointestinal Surgery in Children: Practical Tools From Key Stakeholders.
The Journal of surgical research. 284:204-212 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2022.11.071. [PMID] 36586313.
Implementation of Title X Family Planning Services in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study of a Primary Care Network in Georgia.
Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 33(2):142-152 [DOI] 10.1016/j.whi.2022.10.003. [PMID] 36473768.
Maternal health equity in Georgia: a Delphi consensus approach to definition and research priorities.
BMC public health. 23(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-023-15395-3. [PMID] 36997972.
Medication Abortion “Reversal” Laws: How Unsound Science Paved the Way for Dangerous Abortion Policy.
American journal of public health. 113(2):202-212 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2022.307140. [PMID] 36652652.
Stakeholder perspectives on the advantages and challenges of expanded school mental health services for publically-insured youth.
Psychological services. 20(3):647-656 [DOI] 10.1037/ser0000590. [PMID] 34793190.
A Qualitative Study of Perceptions, Strengths, and Opportunities in Cardiometabolic Risk Management During Pregnancy and Postpartum in a Georgia Safety-Net Hospital, 2021.
Preventing chronic disease. 19 [DOI] 10.5888/pcd19.220059. [PMID] 36302381.
Age- and Sex-Specific Needs for Children Undergoing Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery: A Qualitative Study.
The Journal of surgical research. 274:46-58 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2021.12.033. [PMID] 35121549.
Effects of Remote Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic on Young Children’s Learning and Academic Behavior in Georgia: Perceptions of Parents and School Administrators.
The Journal of school health. 92(7):656-664 [DOI] 10.1111/josh.13185. [PMID] 35411613.
Influences on Women’s Care Seeking at Planned Parenthood Health Centers in Two Southern States.
Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 31(5):485-493 [DOI] 10.1016/j.whi.2021.03.003. [PMID] 33888399.
Racial/ethnic and educational inequities in restrictive abortion policy variation and adverse birth outcomes in the United States.
BMC health services research. 21(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12913-021-07165-x. [PMID] 34686197.
Perspectives on caregiver-focused MHealth Technologies to improve mental health treatment for low-income youth with ADHD.
Journal of technology in behavioral science. 4(1):6-16 [DOI] 10.1007/s41347-018-0066-2. [PMID] 31106258.
Prior Authorization Policies and Preferred Drug Lists in Medicaid Plans: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Implications for Youth with ADHD.
Administration and policy in mental health. 46(5):580-595 [DOI] 10.1007/s10488-019-00937-y. [PMID] 30993569.
Implementation of Florida Long Term Care Emergency Preparedness Portal Web Site, 2015-2017.
American journal of public health. 108(S5):S399-S401 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304557. [PMID] 30260693.
Implementation of a Legionella Ordinance for Multifamily Housing, Garland, Texas.
Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP. 23(6):601-607 [DOI] 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000518. [PMID] 28141673.
Georgia’s Medicaid Family Planning Waiver: Working Together with Title X to Enhance Access to and Use of Contraceptive and Preventive Health Services.
Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 26(6):602-611 [DOI] 10.1016/j.whi.2016.07.006. [PMID] 27599676.
A Review of Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Legionellosis in Long-Term Care Facilities.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 16(10):832-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.05.015. [PMID] 26155722.
Enhancing screening and early detection among women transitioning to Medicare from the NBCCEDP in Georgia.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. 26(5):795-803 [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-015-0560-1. [PMID] 25814245.
Facilitators and barriers to cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and enrollment in Medicaid: experiences of Georgia’s Women’s Health Medicaid Program enrollees.
Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. 30(1):45-52 [DOI] 10.1007/s13187-014-0685-z. [PMID] 24943328.
Influenza vaccination rates and beliefs about vaccination among nursing home employees.
American journal of infection control. 43(2):100-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.08.021. [PMID] 25637113.
Revisiting safe sleep recommendations for African-American infants: why current counseling is insufficient.
Maternal and child health journal. 19(3):496-503 [DOI] 10.1007/s10995-014-1530-z. [PMID] 24889117.
Breast cancer treatment experiences by race and location in Georgia’s Women’s Health Medicaid Program.
Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 24(2):e219-29 [DOI] 10.1016/j.whi.2014.01.002. [PMID] 24560120.
What new mothers need to know: perspectives from women and providers in Georgia.
Maternal and child health journal. 18(4):839-51 [DOI] 10.1007/s10995-013-1308-8. [PMID] 23843170.
Quality improvement training: experiences of frontline staff.
International journal of health care quality assurance. 26(7):627-41 [PMID] 24167921.
Disaster preparedness in home health and personal-care agencies: are they ready?
Gerontology. 58(4):322-30 [DOI] 10.1159/000336032. [PMID] 22487755.
Nursing homes’ preparedness plans and capabilities.
American journal of disaster medicine. 7(2):127-35 [PMID] 22916450.
San Diego’s area coordinator system: a disaster preparedness model for US Nursing homes.
Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. 6(4):424-7 [DOI] 10.1001/dmp.2012.65. [PMID] 23241474.
A two-pronged quality improvement training program for leaders and frontline staff.
Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 37(4):147-53 [PMID] 21500714.
A qualitative evaluation of a health literacy intervention to improve medication adherence for underserved pharmacy patients.
Journal of health care for the poor and underserved. 21(2):559-67 [DOI] 10.1353/hpu.0.0283. [PMID] 20453356.
Does social support help limited-literacy patients with medication adherence? A mixed methods study of patients in the Pharmacy Intervention for Limited Literacy (PILL) study.
Patient education and counseling. 79(1):14-24 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pec.2009.07.002. [PMID] 19647967.
Facilitators and barriers to 10 National Quality Forum safe practices.
American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 21(5):323-34 [PMID] 16973949.


Residency/Fellowship – Anesthesiology and Pain Management
2006-2010 · Harvard Medical School
Fellowship – Research
2005-2006 · Harvard Medical School
Residency – Medical
1999-2000 · University of Washington
1999 · Harvard Medical School
1993 · Harvard College

Contact Details

(352) 273-6575
Business Street:
PO Box 100254