- University of Illinois – Undergraduate
- Rush Medical College – Medical degree
- Completed residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend
James Blechl, M.D. graduated from the University of Illinois before obtaining his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completing his residency through Saint Joseph Regional Medical Care Center. He is board certified in family medicine.He currently serves as the Co-Medical Director of the Volunteer Provider Network. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Medicine and a member of the Christian Medical Dental Association and the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.Jim and his wife Barbara have two adult children. They are involved in providing medical care to the under served in the local community, as well as overseas. His hobbies include music, reading, woodworking and cycling.