A true pioneer in Functional Medicine, Susan Blum, MD, MPH has been treating, healing and preventing chronic diseases for nearly two decades. Her passion and dedication for identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through the groundbreaking whole body approach known as Functional Medicine has helped thousands of people and is transforming our healthcare system.
Dr. Blum’s medical experience is extensive. She completed her Internal Medicine training at St-Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, her residency in Preventive Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She received her Masters in Public Health at Columbia University, Certification in Functional Medicine from The Institute for Functional Medicine, and is Senior Teaching Faculty with The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
Dr. Blum is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for The Dr. Oz Show and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Fox 5 News, ABC Eyewitness News, and is regularly quoted in Real Simple, Harper’s Bazaar, and Redbook.
And she practices what she preaches. More than a decade ago, she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid as if it were a foreign tissue. By following the same Functional Medicine and lifestyle principles she prescribes to her patients, Dr. Blum cured herself.
However, Dr. Blum isn’t your only source of knowledge. As the Founder and Director of Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York, Dr. Blum leads a large and well trained multi-specialty team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and health coaches, all providing cutting-edge Functional and Integrative Medicine services to those who need it. Dr. Blum brings the collective experience and wisdom of both her own medical practice and that of the team, to her books and online programs.
Dr. Blum approaches medicine—and her life—from a whole body perspective, incorporating all facets of wellness into every breath. She lives in Armonk, NY with her husband, and loves to begin her day with a 20-minute meditation and a green smoothie made with love from the contents of her garden. She loves experimenting in her kitchen with new recipes and with the power of herbs for their medicinal properties.
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"Dr. Blum's groundbreaking book, The Immune System Recovery Plan, lays out a clear roadmap to recovery for millions of people needlessly suffering from autoimmune disease and provides solutions for changes in diet, supplements, and environment that can help people deal with and even reverse autoimmune conditions."
Mark Hyman MD
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