Victor J. Blake, M.D., M.T.S., F.A.C.P

Victor J. Blake, M.D., M.T.S., F.A.C.P 



Phone: 404-756-1400


Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Emory University
Degree: Master of Theological Studies

Research Interests

Spirituality Religiosity

Cancer Coping in African Americans

Spirituality and Health

Spirituality and Cancer Coping

End of Life Issues


Internal Medicine

Board Certification

Internal Medicine


Cheryl L. Holt1, Lee Caplan2, Victor Blake2,  Emily Schulz3, Penny Southward4   
1Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park; 2Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine; 3Research Consultant, University of Maryland; 4Media.  “Development and Validation of Instruments to Assess the Role of Spirituality in Cancer Coping Among African Americans.”  Acceptance Pending.

Cheryl L. Holt, PhD, Emily Schulz, PhD, OTR/L, CFLE, Lee Caplan, MD, PhD2, Victor Blake, MD, MTS, Vivian L. Southward, MPPM, Ayanna V. Buckner, MD, MPH.  “Measures Of Spirituality And The Cancer Experience Spirituality And The Cancer Experience Among African Americans: Instrument Development And validation based on qualitative research.”  Acceptance Pending.

Holt, C.L., Caplan, L., Schulz, E., Blake, V., Southward, P., Buckner, A., & Lawrence, H.  “Role of religion in cancer coping among African Americans: A qualitative examination.”  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 27, 248-273, 2009.

Holt,  C. L., Caplan, L., Schultz, E., Blake, V., Southward, V. L., & Buckner, A.V.  Development and validation of measures of religious involvement and the cancer experience among African Americans., Journal of Health Psychology, 2009, (In Press).

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Honors and Awards

2010: Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians

2005: Physician of the Year Award

2002: Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Services, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia

2000: Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Services, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia 

Chief Medical Resident, Department of Medicine, Howard University Hospital, Howard University College of Medicine