MD: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, August 1999 - June 2003
Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dept. of Surgery, June 2003 - July 2010
Resident Research Fellow: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Dept. of Surgery, July 2005-June 2007
Clinical Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center, July 2013 - June 2015
Certification: American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
Dr. John “Blair” Hamner, MD, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Born and raised in south Louisiana, Dr. Hamner earned his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA. He then completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. During this time, he completed 2 years of cancer research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital focusing on tumor angiogenesis and anti-angiogenic cancer therapy. He now joins the faculty at Tulane after completing fellowship training in Complex General Surgical Oncology at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in southern California. Dr. Hamner is Board Certified in General Surgery and is the first surgeon in the region to receive board certification in Complex General Surgical Oncology.
As a surgical oncologist, Dr. Hamner will work in concert with other specialties (medical oncology, radiation oncology, GI, dermatology) to help coordinate the surgical and multidisciplinary care of patients with complex cancers.
Dr. Hamner’s clinical practice will focus on melanoma, sarcoma and gastrointestinal malignancies, including those of the liver and pancreas.
Gastrointestinal Malignancies Pancreatic Tumors
Primary and Metastatic Liver Tumors
Abdominal/Retroperitoneal/Soft Tissue Sarcoma
View Dr. Hamner's publications in PubMed