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Brian Blair MD Baseball pediatric cardiologist Cardiac screening

Hello, it’s nice to meet you – Dr. Brian Blair

Like many young children Brian Blair dreamed of playing professional sports. Out there on the mound pitching sliders, curve balls and fast balls. The only problem was putting bat to ball. “I really wasn’t a good hitter.” By the time he reached middle school Brian realized this might be a bit of a problem. Displaying an unusual maturity for a 12 year old he decided on a backup plan. “I thought it would be cool to be a doctor…I really looked up to my pediatrician as a kid.  I admired how hard he worked and how he related to his patients.  I worked really hard in school from that point on because I knew I needed good grades and a strong work ethic to go to medical school.” While the professional baseball dream didn’t play out, Dr. Blair found a passion for something else, pediatric cardiology. What’s at the heart of his interest? How did the boy from Memphis, Tennessee end up in Tucson, Arizona? And is baseball still a passion? We asked Dr. Blair these questions and more to get a … [Read More...]

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