Dr. Sydney Blount joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor on July 1, 2019.
Dr. Blount earned her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Medicine in 2012. While there, she was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society as well as the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Blount then completed her internal medicine residency at the University of North Carolina in 2019. While at the University of North Carolina, she was actively involved in the education of medical students and her fellow residents. She was elected by her peers to the resident education committee, a committee devoted to improving the education and policies of the internal medicine residency program at UNC. She helped develop and subsequently taught the endocrinology section for the “Internal Medicine Bootcamp”, a series developed as a crash course for fourth year medical students pursuing an internal medicine residency. Additionally, she created educational modules designed for the teaching of fellow residents about the management of common inpatient endocrine pathologies. During her internal medicine residency, Dr. Blount was awarded the Bryan Award her intern year for excellence in outpatient clinical medicine. In her second year, she was awarded the Golden Boots Award, given to the junior resident who demonstrates outstanding clinical judgment. Dr. Blount has a clinical interest in inpatient medicine, high value care, and underserved populations including LGBTQ. She is also interested in palliative medicine, end of life care, and endocrinopathies. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Blount enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Tom, a pediatric cardiology fellow, and their bulldog, Clarence.