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Michael Blum, MD
M_MED-CARD-CORE
Associate Vice Chancellor

350 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-353-4284
Michael.Blum@ucsf.edu

Dr. Michael Blum is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics and a cardiologist at UCSF. He specializes in the care of patients with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease and preventative cardiology. He is dedicated to the early detection of heart disease and prevention through a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes diet, exercise and stress reduction. In addition, Dr. Blum applies his expertise in technology as the Chief Medical Information Officer at UCSF Medical Center. He led the enterprise wide implementation of APeX, UCSF's new electronic health record. He has a special research interest in clinical decision support technology, social media and collaborative workspaces and their impact on the quality, effectiveness, and cost of patient care. He also leads UCSF's Center for Digital Health Innovation.

Dr. Blum earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Cardiology, and Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, such as the AMDIS Award for Excellence and Achievement in Advancement of Clinical Information Systems. Dr. Blum is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at UCSF.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
New York University M.D. School of Medicine 1990

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Recent Articles (5)

Blum M. Digital health center at UCSF clears the path for innovation. The new initiative aims to drive precision medicine forward. Interview by Rajiv Leventhal. Healthc Inform. 2013 Sep; 30(6):44-6.

Cucina RJ, Bokser SJ, Carter JT, McLaren KM, Blum MS. Design and implementation of an inpatient physician documentation system using off-the-shelf components. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007; 919.

Bokser SJ, Cucina RJ, Love JS, Blum MS. UCare navigator: A dynamic guide to the hybrid electronic and paper medical record in transition. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007; 876.

Sarkar U, Carter JT, Omachi TA, Vidyarthi AR, Cucina R, Bokser S, van Eaton E, Blum M. SynopSIS: integrating physician sign-out with the electronic medical record. J Hosp Med. 2007 Sep; 2(5):336-42.

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