Dr. Ernest Block

Trauma Surgery
Melbourne, FL
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

Melbourne, FL

Address

1350 Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Block is medical director of the Trauma Center at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Block was raised in Montreal, Canada. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University with a dual major in history of art and biochemistry. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Miami, Dr. Block completed a general surgery residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then additional training in trauma and critical care at Jackson Memorial in Miami, Florida. Dr. Block is an active clinician as well as medical director. He holds offices in a number of academic surgical associations, including the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (Past President), the American College of Surgeons (Chair Local Commitee on Applicants; previous Governor), the Florida Committee on Trauma (Vice Chair), and the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (Past President). In 2002, after practicing for ten years as surgeon, Dr. Block attended night school to become an EMT to better relate to the pre-hospital team that brings the trauma center its patients. He still participates in ride along time with EMS and fire-rescue teams. He lives in Winter Park, Florida with his wife Susan and three children (two of whom have left for college). Dr. Block attended the University of Tennessee and completed his Physician Executive MBA to improve his leadership skills, quality improvement tools, and financial abilities.

Specialties
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Trauma Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
262 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
It depends: Obviously the make and model are relevant. Why are you asking? If you are using the gun for injury prevention (crime deterrent), many experts would re ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
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Absolutely: In your condition, you are perceived as a weak target for criminals. Now especially you should keep your self-protection capabilities.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
Gun safety class: The response above is wholly inaccurate. Federal firearms license is required for a business to sell a gun and background check is mandatory. These re ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
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Mar 30, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1986MD

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Congress
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
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