Meet Dr. Thomas Blackstone, a dedicated pediatrician with an extensive background in healthcare. Dr. Blackstone completed his undergraduate and medical education at Ohio State University and later served as a naval flight surgeon at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station from 1970 to 1972.

Following his service, he pursued his passion for pediatrics and completed his pediatric residency at Columbus Children’s Hospital, where he also served as the chief resident in 1975. Dr. Blackstone spent thirteen years practicing pediatric medicine in Mansfield, Ohio, and an additional four years in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, before finally settling in Wilmington.

Dr. Blackstone’s clinical interests encompass ADHD and infectious diseases, reflecting his commitment to providing comprehensive care for young patients. In addition to his clinical work, he has held leadership positions in the field, including serving as Chair of Pediatrics at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He has also been actively involved in various healthcare organizations, including the boards of Wilmington Health Access for Teens, Coastal Physicians Alliance, and Cape Fear Hospital.

Outside of his professional life, Dr. Blackstone resides in Wilmington with his wife Marilyn and is a proud parent to four children and four grandchildren. When he’s not tending to his garden, he enjoys staying active through jogging, swimming, and biking. Dr. Blackstone and Marilyn have also dedicated their time to missionary work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and are active members of Port City Community Church.