MSMNAA President-Elect 

B. David Blake

B. David Blake, M.D. DABFM, '93 msmnaavicepresident@msm.edu

Dr. B. David Blake is the Associate Medical Director at VITAS Healthcare in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Blake oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes and assisted living communities in Atlanta, Georgia. He also supervises the VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families. He joined VITAS in 2009 as a certifying physician for hospice admissions. He was named associate medical director for VITAS in 2011, where he also serves as physician on a home-care team while continuing to be the certifying physician.

Dr. Blake has been a practicing physician in the metro-Atlanta community since 1996. He earned his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). Additionally, he completed his residency program at MSM, where he was a Fellow and Chief Resident in the Department of Family Medicine. He was the MSM 2011-12 National Alumnus of the Year. where he was presents on topics such as Pain & Symptom Management, Delivering the News and Hospice Basics to national audiences.

He is a Bronx, N.Y. Native. Dr. Blake enjoys sports and music, and finds time to play basketball every week. His most important moments are shared with his four daughters.