Dr. Blatt received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University in 1979 and a doctorate in medicine from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in 1983. Following a residency in Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University, in 1989 he completed a fellowship in Ambulatory and Community Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. That year he joined the faculty in the department of pediatrics at Upstate Medical University. In 1991 Dr. Blatt became the first director of ENHANCE Services for Children in Foster Care, a multidisciplinary, comprehensive and primary health care program for children in foster care. Along with faculty from Syracuse University College of Law, Dr. Blatt co-directs the Syracuse Family Advocacy Program, a service that increases access to legal services for patients and their families. For seven years he was the director of Adoptive Health Care Services, a consultative program for internationally adopted children. Dr. Blatt has collaborated with the Department of Health, the Department of Social Services and other community agencies in improving the health care of medically underserved and at-risk children in Central New York. Dr. Blatt has participated on local, state and national advisory committees to governmental agencies, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center on Human Policy, the Child Welfare League of America, and the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children. Dr. Blatt is the co-founder and past chair of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association Special Interest Group: Advocacy Training for Residents. Dr. Blatt was a founding member and chair of the Onondaga County Citizens Task Force on Gun Safety. For ten years, Dr. Blatt was the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Clerkship Director for the Department of Pediatrics where he is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of General Pediatrics. In 2007 he received a courtesy appointment as Associate Professor in the College of Law at Syracuse University. He is an APA National Faculty Development Scholar and a member of the Regional Advisory Committee for Community Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts.