Dr. Blatt has been practicing anesthesiology and pain management for over 20 years. His goal is to help those with acute injury quickly return to full function and resolution of their pain, while assisting those with chronic pain in obtaining relief and regaining a fulfilling lifestyle not dictated by their affliction. "It can be immensely rewarding to be able to help someone in their journey to a more pain-free existence.” A graduate of Chicago Medical School in 1983, Dr. Blatt went on to complete his anesthesiology residency and intensive care fellowship at the USC-LA County Medical Center. In 1991 he moved to Portland to join the Department of Anesthesiology of Providence Milwaukie Hospital. He was board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1990, obtained board certification from the American Board of Pain Management in 2000, and was recertified in 2010. Dr. Blatt has devoted much time to his profession. He served as Medical Staff President of Providence Milwaukie Hospital in 1997 and 1998, and acted as chairman of it’s Department of Anesthesiology from 1991 to 2000. He was also a member of the citywide Providence Regional Medical Executive Committee from 1995 to 2000. He was a volunteer Anesthesiology faculty member at USC Medical Center for three years and has worked with NW Medical Teams on medical missions in Oaxaca, Mexico. Special areas of interest include assisting patients with all aspects of pain management that enhance their quality of life and pain control. This may involve X-ray-guided spinal injections, improving physical capabilities, optimizing pain medication management, and learning new ways to take control of depression and anxiety. In his spare time Dr. Blatt can be found skiing the slopes of Mt. Hood, hiking, gardening, playing guitar, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two sons. He is bilingual in English.