Kim D. Blake
Kim D. Blake, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been researching CHARGE syndrome for over 35 years and has published extensively. She has answered research questions concerning post-operative airway events, sleep apnea, bone health, cranial nerve abnormalities, and gastrointestinal issues. In the past 10 years, Dr. Blake has partnered with Dr. Jason Berman and they have developed a zebra-fish-model of CHARGE syndrome to answer further research questions regarding issues such as the vagus nerve in CHARGE, and adverse events following anesthesia. Dr. Blake is very proud of the CHARGE syndrome checklist which has been developed both for families, individuals, and professionals to use as a clinical guide and a teaching tool for managing CHARGE syndrome. Dr. Blake has presented internationally at conferences worldwide and has involved numerous students in her passion for the families and wonderful individuals with CHARGE syndrome. She has been awarded the Stars in CHARGE by the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation.
Books by Kim D. Blake