Kaela E. Blake, MD

General Surgeon

Minimally invasive bariatric and abdominal wall reconstruction surgeon

Kaela Black

About Me

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

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I am passionate about helping patients with all types of hernias, difficult abdominal wall wounds and core stability issues. My research interests include striving to improve patient outcomes after hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction, and I am excited to serve the community of East Tennessee.

Clinical Focus:
Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hernia Surgery

General Surgery

Education & Credentials

Medical School

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas, 2015


General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 2016


General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 2020


Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced GI, Bariatric Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 2021 Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2022

Organizations & Societies

American College of Surgeons Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Association of Women Surgeons American Hernia Society American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Where I See Patients

University Surgeons Associates

1934 Alcoa Hwy Ste D, #285Knoxville, TN 37920

Phone: (865) 305-9620

Fax: (865) 525-3460


University Bariatric Center

1934 Alcoa HwyBuilding D, Suite 285Knoxville, TN 37920

Phone: 865-305-9355 (WELL)


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