Jason P. Blair, M.D.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Jason was born in Chicago, Illinois and enjoyed four years of sledding down snowy streets before his family moved west. He passed the rest of his youth growing up in Long Beach, California spending every free moment at beach bonfires with friends and every spare dollar on street tacos or In-N-Out Burger. After high school Jason ventured east to Duke University, where he eventually settled into studying History and Religion. During this time, he also discovered the joy of resting in Jesus, and spent his first post-graduate years in Argentina working with a Christian university fellowship ministry. While there, he witnessed the powerful effect that small deeds of love and listening can have in a person’s life, and discovered a passion to work with underserved communities. Upon moving back to the U.S., Jason spent the next eight and a half years in Raleigh, North Carolina, first as a case manager before transitioning to public health position with the HIV/STD Community Program. In these roles he became familiar with systemic barriers to health while also learning about unique issues facing Latino migrant farmworkers during seasonal health clinics. These experiences led him to medical school, during which he helped establish a student run health clinic at the Durham Rescue mission while continuing to be involved with farm worker health. Jason is particularly interested in maternal-child health, international medicine, care of underserved populations, exploring the full scope of Family Medicine, and using the unique role of the family physician to partner with patients for positive change in their health and other areas of life. A Cali kid at heart, Jason is stoked to come back home with his lovely wife, Sarah, and two young daughters. He enjoys a good fermented beverage, eclectic food and music, the ocean, reading, and teaching his two-year-old to make the perfect espresso shot.
Residency Year: Year 3