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Michael S. Blum


Chief Digital Transformation Officer, UCSF Medical Center
Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics, UCSF

Dr. Michael Blum is a cardiologist who specializes in preventive cardiology as well as in caring for patients with congestive heart failure or valvular heart disease. He is dedicated to early detection of heart disease and emphasizes prevention through a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes diet, exercise and stress reduction.

Blum applies his expertise in technology to health care as chief medical information officer at UCSF Medical Center. He has a special research interest in clinical decision support technology and its impact on the quality and cost of patient care.

Blum earned a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. At Yale School of Medicine, he completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine.

Blum has received numerous honors, such as an excellence and achievement award from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS). He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of numerous professional organizations, including AMDIS.

  • Education

    New York University School of Medicine, 1990

  • Residencies

    Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1993

  • Fellowships

    Yale-New Haven Hospital, Cardiovascular Medicine, 1997

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    67 Ratings
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    Feb 05, 2023
    I am fortunate to have my care provided by your provider
    Jan 29, 2023
    Please keep Dr.Blum. He is an excellent clinician. I have been seeing him for 10 years and it would be a huge loss.
    Sep 15, 2022
    Dr. Blum is an excellent care provider - he is professional knowledgeable comprehensive and never makes my appointments feel rushed.
    Jul 21, 2022
    Dr Blum was the epitome of what a care provider can be. He started by asking what I wanted to get out of the mtg. He apologized (and explained why) for having to ask the same questions I may have answered already. He listened and answered my questions. These examples show he thought about the appt from the pt's perspective. A rare and wonderful trait. He shared his knowledge and was up to date on the latest research.
    Jun 02, 2021
    he understood the patients status and adv8sed accordingly
    May 03, 2021
    Informative caring and positive experience. I feel grateful to have Dr. Blum's advice and know what to do to better manage my health.

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