Dr. John “Blair” Hamner, MD, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Born and raised in south Louisiana, Dr. Hamner earned his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA. He then completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. During this time, he completed 2 years of cancer research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital focusing on tumor angiogenesis and anti-angiogenic cancer therapy. He now joins the faculty at Tulane after completing fellowship training in Complex General Surgical Oncology at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in southern California. Dr. Hamner is Board Certified in General Surgery and is the first surgeon in the region to receive board certification in Complex General Surgical Oncology.