EDUCATION

Medical School

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , Philadelphia , PA

Internship

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

Fellowship

Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School , Boston, , Massachusetts

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiac and General Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center/ Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children , Boston, , Massachusetts

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Anesthesiology_ Quality Assurance _ Utilization Review
  • Anesthesiology_ Quality Assurance _ Utilization Review

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Blum RH, Muret-Wagstaff SL, Boulet JR, Cooper JB, Petrusa ER, Baker KH, Davidyuk G, Dearden JL, Feinstein DM, Jones SB, Kimball WR, Mitchell JD, Nadelberg RL, Wiser SH, Albrecht MA, Anastasi AK, Bose RR, Chang LY, Culley DJ, Fisher LJ, Grover M, Klainer SB, Kveraga R, Martel JP, McKenna SS, Minehart RD, Mitchell JD, Mountjoy JR, Pawlowski JB, Pilon RN, Shook DC, Silver DA, Warfield CA, Zaleski KL. Simulation-based Assessment to Reliably Identify Key Resident Performance Attributes. Anesthesiology. 2018 Apr; 128(4):821-831. View abstract
  2. 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 01; 7(3):71-5. View abstract
  3. 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. View abstract
  4. 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. View abstract
  5. 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. View abstract
  6. 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. View abstract
  7. 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. View abstract
  8. 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. View abstract
  9. 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. View abstract
  10. Blum RH, McGowan FX. Chronic upper airway obstruction and cardiac dysfunction: anatomy, pathophysiology and anesthetic implications. Paediatr Anaesth. 2004 Jan; 14(1):75-83. View abstract
  11. 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. View abstract
  12. Guidelines for Transport of PACU Patients to Inpatient Units by Clinical Assistants. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2004. View abstract
  13. Blum RH, McGowan FX. "Chronic Upper Airway Obstruction And Cardiac Dysfunction: Anatomy, Pathophysiology And Anesthetic Implications". Pediatric Anesthesia. 2004; (14):75-83. View abstract
  14. Discharge Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Patients. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2004. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  17. Guidelines for Obtaining Crisis Resource Management Instructor Certification (Guidelines for Crisis Resource Management Instructor Certification for all CRICO insured hospitals). 2004. View abstract
  18. Discharge Guidelines for Special Procedures/Cases. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2004. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  20. Simulation Debriefing I: An Introduction to Debriefing in the Simulation Environment (Syllabus, Center for Medical Simulation Instructor Series). 2003. View abstract
  21. Guidelines for Determining Post-PACU Placement. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2003. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  23. Overnight Care of Patients in the PACU. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2003. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  28. Anesthesia Faculty Responsibilities in the PACU. Manual of Anesthesia Faculty Responsibilities. 2003. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  31. <i>Worst Case Senario: Simulation Training for Bioterrorism</i> (WFXT 25, Evening News, David Wade). 2002. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  33. The Virtual Operating Room (Syllabus, Practical Aspects of Pediatric Anesthesia Hands-on-Workshop). 2002. View abstract
  34. Guidelines for Treatment of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting. Clinical Practice Guideline. 2002. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  38. Perioperative Care Initiatives. Guidebook for Children's Hospital Staff Physicians. 2001. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  42. <i>HealthWatch: Simulation Training for Doctors</i> (WLVI 56, Evening News, Stephanie Leydon). 2000. View abstract
  43. <i>Medical Report: Simulation in Medicine</i> (WBZ 4, Evening News, Virgina Cha). 2000. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  47. <i>Healthbeat: Medical Simulation</i> (WCVB 5, Evening News, Timothy Johnson). 1999. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  49. Blum RH, Koka BV. "Pharmacoeconomics of Remifentanil in Pediatric Patients". Am J Anesthesiology. 1999; XXVI(4):160-1. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  51. Blum RH, Koka BV. “Pharmacoeconomics of Remifentanil in Pediatric Patients”. Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors 11th Annual Meeting; Orlando, Florida. 1998. View abstract
  52. Blum RH, Koka BV. “Intravenous vs. Inhalation Anesthetic Agents in Pediatric Patients: A Cost Analysis”. Pediatric Anesthesiology; Las Vegas, Nevada. 1998. View abstract
  53. Simulation Training for HMS Attending Staff (Syllabus/Course Outline). 1998. View abstract
  54. Orientation to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Fellow Handbook. 1998. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  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. View abstract
  59. Modeling of Tissue Properties of Mammalian Brain (Senior Design and Masters Thesis, University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science). 1985. View abstract
  60. Blum RH, Thibault LE, Gennarelli TA. “In-Vivo Indentation of the Cerebral Cortex” . Ann Conf Engineering in Med Biol. 1985; 86. View abstract