Ralph S Blume, MD

Board Certifications: 
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
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Overview

Dr. Blume has a consultative rheumatologic practice with a special interest in inflammatory rheumatic diseases, including Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus), Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vasculitis. Throughout his career, Dr. Blume has received numerous professional accolades, including being recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Castle/Connolly and New Yorkmagazine, among others.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Blume is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University where he has an integral role Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Blume is the Director of the Harkness Report, a long-standing Columbia tradition for junior and senior residents on outpatient rotations to present cases to a two-attending panel. Dr. Blume's reputation and dedication as a senior educator in the Department has led this conference to be coined as "Blume Rounds".

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 1970 Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Research