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Ralph S. Blume, MD

Board Certifications: 
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
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(212) 305-5512

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus

Specialties

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

About Ralph Blume

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".

Academic Titles

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Contact & Locations

1
161 Fort Washington Avenue
Room 6-638
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-5512
Fax:
(212) 342-3462
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Research