Dr. Blake received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at UAB in 2008 and completed his Pain Medicine Fellowship at UAB in 2009. Dr. Blake is board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He is the current (2014) President of the Tennessee Pain Society. Dr. Blake has worked extensively with the Tennessee Medical Association and the Department of Health with issues regarding prescription opioids. Dr. Blake treats all areas of pain, but specializes in interventional spine minimally invasive procedures.