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J. Waid Blackstone, M.D., joins faculty

J. Waid Blackstone, M.D., joins the UAB Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor. Dr. Blackstone, an alumnus of the UAB Ophthalmology residency program, has more than ten years experience as an eye care specialist. Dr. Blackstone is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.

“We gladly welcome Dr. Blackstone to our department,” said Christopher Girkin, M.D., Eyesight Foundation of Alabama Chair of ophthalmology. “He was an outstanding resident and built a thriving practice in the Sylacauga community. By joining the department, Dr. Blackstone will help us continue to advance our clinical and educational missions.”

Dr. Blackstone joined the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Clinic physician network on April 1, 2015. He sees patients in his Sylacauga and Talladega office locations.

As a comprehensive ophthalmologist Dr. Blackstone treats a variety of eye conditions ranging from routine eye exams to more complex eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Blackstone call (256) 245-5203. To learn more about the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Clinic visit

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