Michael Blum, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics
Element Lead: Digital Health
Committee Members

Dr. Michael Blum is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics and a cardiologist at UCSF. He specializes in the care of patients with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease and preventative cardiology. He is dedicated to the early detection of heart disease and prevention through a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes diet, exercise and stress reduction. In addition, Dr. Blum applies his expertise in technology as the Chief Medical Information Officer at UCSF Medical Center. He led the enterprise wide implementation of APeX, UCSF's new electronic health record. He has a special research interest in clinical decision support technology, social media and collaborative workspaces and their impact on the quality, effectiveness, and cost of patient care. He also leads UCSF's Center for Digital Health Innovation.

Dr. Blum earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Cardiology, and Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, such as the AMDIS Award for Excellence and Achievement in Advancement of Clinical Information Systems. Dr. Blum is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at UCSF.