Craig A. Blum, MD

St. Charles Surgical Hospital &
Center For Restorative Breast Surgery

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Information

1717 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Education

Undergraduate Education:

2001 University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Bachelor of Science, Biology, May 2001
Magna Cum Laude

2000 California State University
San Bernardino, CA
National Student Exchange Program

Medical Education:

2005 Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Doctor of Medicine (MD), May 2005

Postgraduate Training:

2012-2014 Administrative Chief Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

2011-2012 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

2010-2011 Administrative Chief General Surgery Resident
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

2006-2010 General Surgery Resident
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

2008 Research Resident
Molecular Oncology Lab with David Cole, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

2005 General Surgery Intern
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Licensure:

NPI: 1285718866

Louisiana Medical License
MD.204539 expires 8/31/2014

South Carolina Board of Medicine
LL28156 expired 6/30/2011

Certifications/ Examinations:

1/2013 American Board of Surgery Certifying Exam: Passed / Certified
2011 American Board of Surgery Qualifying Exam: Passed
10/2007 USMLE Step III: Passed
1/2005 USMLE Step II Clinical Skills: Passed
11/2004 USMLE Step II Clinical Knowledge: Passed
6/2003 USMLE Step I: Passed

Awards and Honors:

2013 Nominated for American Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Liaison

2007 Surgical Jeopardy Competitor, American College of Surgeons,
Las Vegas, NV (Delegate chosen by highest in-training exam score)

2006 Monthly Magnet M.D. Award Nominee
Medical University of South Carolina

2005 Alpha Omega Alpha

2001 Phi Beta Kappa
University of South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina

1997 Valedictorian Scholarship
University of South Carolina

Quality Improvement Programs:

2012 Tulane Plastic Surgery Microsurgery Training Lab: Development of microsurgery training facility and biologic training model

2012 Tulane Plastic Surgery Library Liaison

Publications:

Gaines S, Blum C, Chiu E. Nasal tip infantile hemangioma. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society 2013, 165(5);269-72.

Blum C, Sasser C, Kaplan J. Complications from Laser-Assisted Liposuction performed by non-core practitioners. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2013, 37(5);869-75.

Sasser C, Blum C, Kaplan J. Discussion of Preoperative Indications and Postoperative Complications following Laser-Assisted Lipolysis by Non–Plastic Surgeons. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2012, 130(3):497e-8e.

Chiu E, Blum C. Discussion: Nasolabial rotation flaps based on the upper lateral lip subunit for superficial and large defects. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2012, 130(3):561-3.

Blum C. Theunissen T, Kaplan J. Facial artery pseudoaneurysm after repair of mandibular fracture. Journal of the Louisiana State Medial Society 2012, 164(4):194-6.

Blum C, Adams D. Who did the first Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy? Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2011, 7:165-8.

Blum CA, Selander C, Ruddy JM, Leon S. The incidence and clinical significance of pneumoperitoneum after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: a review of 722 cases. The American Surgeon 2009, 75(1):39-43.

Blum C, Graham A, Yousefzadeh M, Shrout J, Benjamin K, Krishna M, Hoda R, Hoda R, Cole DJ, Garrett-Mayer E, Reed C, Wallace M, Mitas M. The expression ratio of Map7/B2M is prognostic for survival in patients with stage II colon cancer. International Journal of Oncology 2008, 33(3):579-84.

Shrout J, Yousefzadeh M, Dodd A, Kirven K, Blum C, Graham A, Benjamin K, Hoda R, Krishna M, Romano M, Wallace M, Garrett-Mayer E, Mitas M. Beta(2)microglobulin mRNA expression levels are prognostic for lymph node metastasis in colorectal cancer patients. British Journal of Cancer 2008, 98(12):1999-2005.

Blum C, Baker M. Venous congestion of the breast mimicking inflammatory breast cancer: case report and review of literature. The Breast Journal 2008, 14(1):97-101.

Presentations:

Academic Presentations:

“The Autologous Lift: Mastopexy and Reduction after Nipple Sparing Mastectomy and Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. Oral Presentation. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting: “Plastic surgery The Meeting” San Diego, CA. October 2013

“The Autologous Lift: Mastopexy and Reduction after Nipple Sparing Mastectomy and Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. Oral Presentation. Southeastern Plastic Surgery Society Resident Competition. Bonita Springs, FL. June 2013.

“Breast Reconstruction: What a General Surgeon Needs to Know.” Surgical Grand Rounds. Medical University of South Carolina Department of Surgery, May 2011.

“Beta(2)microglobulin mRNA expression levels are prognostic for lymph node metastasis in colorectal cancer patients.” Oral Presentation. Medical University of South Carolina Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, May 2010.

“The incidence and clinical significance of pneumoperitoneum after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: a review of 722 cases.” Oral Presentation. Medical University of South Carolina Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, May 2009.

“The expression ratio of Map7/B2M is prognostic for survival in patients with stage II colon cancer.” Oral Presentation. Medical University of South Carolina Department of Surgery Resident Research Day. Winner First Place, May 2008.

“The expression ratio of Map7/B2M is prognostic for survival in patients with stage II colon cancer.”
Poster Presentation. Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine Perry V. Halushka Student Research Day. Winner Second Place – Post Doctoral Section, November 2007.

“The expression ratio of Map7/B2M is prognostic for survival in patients with stage II colon cancer.” Poster Presentation. Hollings Cancer Center Research Retreat, Charleston, SC. November 2007.

Resident Core Curriculum Presentations:

Mastopexy and Breast Reduction 2013
Blepharoplasty 2013
Facelift 2013
Lower Extremity Reconstruction 2013
Soft Tissue Fillers and Neurotoxins December 2012
Genitourinary Reconstruction May 2012
Velopharyngeal Insufficiency February 2012
Facial Nerve Injuries and Facial Reanimation July 2012
Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand Sept 2011
Extensor Tendon Injuries August 2011

Associations:

2012 American Society Plastic Surgeons Resident Member
2010 American College of Surgeons Resident Member
2010 Graduate Medical Education Committee
2010 Department of Surgery Graduate Medical Education Committee
2010 Curtis Atz MUSC Surgical Alumni Executive Committee
2007 MUSC Quality Control Council
2005 MUSC Medical Student Alumni Council