Richard Blum

Richard H. Blum, MD, MSE, FAAP

Director, Simulation Education Training; Medical Director, Post Anesthesia Care Unit; Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7737

  • Fax: 617-730-0894

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology
  • Perioperative Medicine
  • Post Anesthesia Care

Departments

  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Programs

  • Division of Perioperative Anesthesia
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1988

Philadelphia, PA

Internship, Pediatrics

University of Washington School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center,

Seattle, Washington

Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac and General Pediatric Anesthesia

Tufts-New England Medical Center/ Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children,

Boston,, Massachusetts

Fellowship, Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School,

Boston,, Massachusetts

Certifications

  • Anesthesia

  • Pediatric Anesthesia

Research

Research Focus Area
Patient safety, medical simulation, physician education, physician and OR team communications.

For more information, please visit my research profile.

Publications

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  1. Yu RN, Houck CS, Casta A, Blum RH. Institutional Policy Changes to Prevent Cardiac Toxicity Associated With Bupivacaine Penile Blockade in Infants. A A Case Rep. 2016 Aug 1; 7(3):71-5.
  2. Cravero JP, Sriswasdi P, Lekowski R, Carpino E, Blum R, Askins N, Zurakowski D, Sinnott S. Creation of an integrated outcome database for pediatric anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Apr; 26(4):345-55.
  3. Blum RH, Boulet JR, Cooper JB, Muret-Wagstaff SL. Simulation-based assessment to identify critical gaps in safe anesthesia resident performance. Anesthesiology. 2014 Jan; 120(1):129-41.
  4. Cooper JB, Blum RH, Carroll JS, Dershwitz M, Feinstein DM, Gaba DM, Morey JC, Singla AK. Differences in safety climate among hospital anesthesia departments and the effect of a realistic simulation-based training program. Anesth Analg. 2008 Feb; 106(2):574-84, table of contents.
  5. Sundar E, Sundar S, Pawlowski J, Blum R, Feinstein D, Pratt S. Crew resource management and team training. Anesthesiol Clin. 2007 Jun; 25(2):283-300.
  6. Blum RH, Raemer DB, Carroll JS, Dufresne RL, Cooper JB. A method for measuring the effectiveness of simulation-based team training for improving communication skills. Anesth Analg. 2005 May; 100(5):1375-80, table of contents.
  7. Zirkle M, Blum R, Raemer DB, Healy G, Roberson DW. Teaching emergency airway management using medical simulation: a pilot program. Laryngoscope. 2005 Mar; 115(3):495-500.
  8. Blum RH, Cooper JB, Raemer DB, Feinstein DM, Berry B, Garden R, Stanley L, Dierks M, Rudolph J, Simon R. Instructor Qualification Guidelines for Crisis Resource Management Training in a Health Care Simulation Organization. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, Nevada. 2004.
  9. Blum RH, McGowan FX. Chronic upper airway obstruction and cardiac dysfunction: anatomy, pathophysiology and anesthetic implications. Paediatr Anaesth. 2004 Jan; 14(1):75-83.
  10. Blum RH, Raemer DB, Carroll JS, Sunder N, Felstein DM, Cooper JB. Crisis resource management training for an anaesthesia faculty: a new approach to continuing education. Med Educ. 2004 Jan; 38(1):45-55.
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  12. Guidelines for Transport of PACU Patients to Inpatient Units by Clinical Assistants. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2004.
  13. Blum RH, McGowan FX. "Chronic Upper Airway Obstruction And Cardiac Dysfunction: Anatomy, Pathophysiology And Anesthetic Implications". Pediatric Anesthesia. 2004; (14):75-83.
  14. Discharge Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Patients. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2004.
  15. Zirkle MS, Blum RH, Raemer DB, Roberson DW, Healy GB. Surgical team training in airway management using medical simulation. International Meeting for Medical Simulation; Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2004.
  16. Simon R, Sarin P, Blum RH, Raemer DB. Resuscitation or do-not-resuscitate: decision making during a crisis in a simulated environment. International Meeting for Medical Simulation; Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2004.
  17. Guidelines for Obtaining Crisis Resource Management Instructor Certification (Guidelines for Crisis Resource Management Instructor Certification for all CRICO insured hospitals). 2004.
  18. Discharge Guidelines for Special Procedures/Cases. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2004.
  19. Blum RH, Carroll JS, Raemer DB, Feinstein DM, Cooper JB. “Does Training Academic Anesthesia Faculty in Crisis Resource Management Change Self- Perceived Performance in Managing Real Clinical Events”?. 2003 ASA Meeting Abstracts 2003. 2003.
  20. Simulation Debriefing I: An Introduction to Debriefing in the Simulation Environment (Syllabus, Center for Medical Simulation Instructor Series). 2003.
  21. Guidelines for Determining Post-PACU Placement. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2003.
  22. Blum RH, Cooper JB, Feinstein DM, Raemer DB, Russell RK, Sunder N. “Sustaining Development of Crisis Resource Management Training for Academic Faculty: A New Approach to Continuing Education.”. Presented at International Meeting on Medical Simulation, San Diego, CA. January 2003, Anesth Analg,. 2003; 97(2S):S10.
  23. Overnight Care of Patients in the PACU. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2003.
  24. Blum RH, Raemer DB, Carroll JS, Dufresne RL, Cooper JB. “The probe methodology for measurement of team information sharing.”. Fort Myers, Florida. February 2003; Pediatric Anesthesiology. 2003.
  25. Medical Simulation and Patient Safety: Implications for Ambulatory SurgerySurgery (Syllabus, Joint Meeting of the 5th International Congress on Ambulatory Surgery and the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia). 2003.
  26. Blum RH, Cooper JB, Feinstein DM, Raemer DB, Russell RK, Sunder N. “Sustaining development of crisis resource management training for academic faculty: a new approach to continuing education.”. Fort Myers, Florida. February 2003. Pediatric Anesthesiology. 2003.
  27. Blum RH, Raemer DB, Carroll JS, Dufresne RL, Cooper JB. “The Probe Methodology for Measurement of Team Information Sharing in the Simulated Environment.”. Presented at International Meeting on Medical Simulation, San Diego, CA. January 2003, Anesth Analg. 2003; 97(2S):S10.
  28. Anesthesia Faculty Responsibilities in the PACU. Manual of Anesthesia Faculty Responsibilities. 2003.
  29. Raemer DB, Shapiro N, Lifferth G, Blum RM, Edlow J. “Testing probes, a new method of measuring teamwork attributes in simulated scenarios.”. Anesth Analg. 2002; 95(2S):A4.
  30. Blum RH, Cooper JB, Feinstein DM, Raemer DB, Russell RK, Sunder N. “Crisis Resource Management for Academic Anesthesia Faculty.”. Anesth Analg. 2002; 95(S2):A46.
  31. &lti&gtWorst Case Senario: Simulation Training for Bioterrorism&lt/i&gt (WFXT 25, Evening News, David Wade). 2002.
  32. Blum RH, Cooper JB, Feinstein DM, Raemer DB, Russell RK, Sunder N. “Academic Pediatric and Adult Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management Training: A New Educational Approach.”. Pediatric Anesthesiology 2002; Miami Beach, Florida. 2002.
  33. The Virtual Operating Room (Syllabus, Practical Aspects of Pediatric Anesthesia Hands-on-Workshop). 2002.
  34. Guidelines for Treatment of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2002.
  35. Davis PJ, Galinkin J, McGowan FX, Lynn AM, Yaster M, Rabb MF, Krane EJ, Kurth CD, Blum RH, Maxwell L, Orr R, Szmuk P, Hechtman D, Edwards S, Henson LG. A randomized multicenter study of remifentanil compared with halothane in neonates and infants undergoing pyloromyotomy. I. Emergence and recovery profiles. Anesth Analg. 2001 Dec; 93(6):1380-6, table of contents.
  36. Graydon E, Blum RH, Feinstein DM, Lowenstein E, Malov S, Raemer DB, Russell RK. “Does Participating in Realistic Simulation Prior to Anesthesia Residency Increase the Perception of Comfort and Performance”?. Society for Technology in Anesthesia. Scottsdale, Arizona. 2001.
  37. Raemer DB, Shapiro N, Lifferth G, Blum RH, Edlow J. “Testing Probes, A New Method of Measuring Teamwork Attributes in Simulated Scenarios”. Society for Technology in Anesthesia. Scottsdale, Arizona. 2001.
  38. Perioperative Care Initiatives. Guidebook for Children's Hospital Staff Physicians. 2001.
  39. Galinkin JL, Kurth CD, Alexis RA, Davis PJ, Hechtman D, Blum RH, McGowan FX, Maxwell L, Yaster M, Krane E, Wellis V, Orr R, Lynn A, Rabb M, Szmuk P, Henson LG. . “The Effect of Remifentanil and Halothane on Postoperative Breathing in Neonates and Infants Undergoing Pyloric Stenosis Repair.” The effect of remifentanil and halothane on postoperative apnea in neonates and infants.”. ANESTHESIOLOGY. 2000; 93(3A):A1287.
  40. Blum RH, Galinkin JL, Hechtman D, Maxwell L, Szmuk P, Henson LG, Wellis V, Orr R, Lynn A, Rabb M, Yaster M, Kurth CD, Krane E, McGowan FX, Davis PJ. “A Randomized Multicenter Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Remifentanil versus Halothane in Neonates Undergoing Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis.”. ANESTHESIOLOGY. 2000; 93(3A):A1279.
  41. Cooper JB, Barron D, Blum R, Davison JK, Feinstein D, Halasz J, Raemer D, Russell R. Video teleconferencing with realistic simulation for medical education. J Clin Anesth. 2000 May; 12(3):256-61.
  42. &lti&gtHealthWatch: Simulation Training for Doctors&lt/i&gt (WLVI 56, Evening News, Stephanie Leydon). 2000.
  43. &lti&gtMedical Report: Simulation in Medicine&lt/i&gt (WBZ 4, Evening News, Virgina Cha). 2000.
  44. Graydon E, Blum RH, Feinstein DM, Lowenstein E, Malov S, Raemer DB, Russell RK. “Does Participating in Realistic Simulation Prior to Anesthesia Residency Increase the Perception of Comfort and Performance”?. Society for Technology in Anesthesia. Orlando, Florida. 2000.
  45. Blum RH, Galinkin JL, Hechtman D, Maxwell L, Szmuk P, Henson LG, Wellis V, Orr R, Lynn A, Rabb M, Yaster M, Kurth CD, Krane E, McGowan FX, Davis PJ. . “The Safety and Efficacy of Remifentanil as Compared to Halothane in Neonates Undergoing Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis.”. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. Fort Myers, Florida. 2000.
  46. Galinkin JL, Kurth CD, Alexis RA, Davis PJ, Hechtman D, Blum RH, McGowan FX, Maxwell L, Yaster M, Krane E, Wellis V, Orr R, Lynn A, Rabb M, Szmuk P, Henson LG. . “The Effect of Remifentanil and Halothane on Postoperative Breathing in Neonates and Infants Undergoing Pyloric Stenosis Repair”. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. Fort Myers, Florida. 2000.
  47. &lti&gtHealthbeat: Medical Simulation&lt/i&gt (WCVB 5, Evening News, Timothy Johnson). 1999.
  48. Selati C, Blum RH, Moran F, Navedo-Rivera A. “Atypical Epiglottitis. A Complication of Immunosuppressive Therapy in a Post-Transplant Patient”. Pediatric Anesthesiology; Las Vegas, Nevada. 1999.
  49. Blum RH, Koka BV. "Pharmacoeconomics of Remifentanil in Pediatric Patients". Am J Anesthesiology. 1999; XXVI(4):160-1.
  50. Sica GT, Barron DM, Blum RH, Frenna TH, Raemer DB. "Computerized Realistic Simulation: A Teaching Module for Crisis Management in Radiology". AJR. 1999; 172:301-304.
  51. Blum RH, Koka BV. “Pharmacoeconomics of Remifentanil in Pediatric Patients”. Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors 11th Annual Meeting; Orlando, Florida. 1998.
  52. Blum RH, Koka BV. “Intravenous vs. Inhalation Anesthetic Agents in Pediatric Patients: A Cost Analysis”. Pediatric Anesthesiology; Las Vegas, Nevada. 1998.
  53. Simulation Training for HMS Attending Staff (Syllabus/Course Outline). 1998.
  54. Orientation to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Fellow Handbook. 1998.
  55. Blum RH, Casta A. “Development of Wide QRS Complex Rhythms During Induction of Anesthesia”. Post Graduate Assembly of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. 1997.
  56. Blum RH, Rockoff MA, Holzman RS, McDermott J, Schneider LC. “Overreaction to Latex Allergy?” Letter to the Editor. Anesth Analg. 1997; 84:467-8.
  57. Blum RH, Cooper JB, Raemer DB, Holzman RS. “Critical Event Performance After Training in Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management.”. Post Graduate Assembly of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. 1996.
  58. Blum RH, Cooper JB, Raemer DB, Holzman RS. “Can Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management Training Affect Performance in Critical Events?”. The 2nd Rochester Conference on Simulators in Anesthesiology Education. 1996.
  59. Modeling of Tissue Properties of Mammalian Brain (Senior Design and Masters Thesis, University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science). 1985.
  60. Blum RH, Thibault LE, Gennarelli TA. “In-Vivo Indentation of the Cerebral Cortex” . Ann Conf Engineering in Med Biol. 1985; 86.
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