Susan S. Blum, MD, MPH

Faculty, Supervisor, Certified Alumni | she/her

Dr. Susan S. Blum is a member of the CMBM Faculty and Supervision Team. Dr. Blum has worked with CMBM since 1998 and has served as faculty in numerous programs in the US and Haiti. She continues to participate as faculty in Professional and Advanced Training Programs and supervises junior supervisors. Dr. Blum is certified in Mind-Body Medicine.

Dr. Blum is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health (EMPH) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and certified in both Functional Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Blum is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and has been treating, healing, and preventing chronic diseases for nearly two decades. She is also the Founder and Director of Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York, where she leads a multi-specialty team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and health coaches who provide cutting-edge functional and integrative medicine services. Following her passion for nutrition, she also co-founded Organic Pharmer, a grab-and-go, functional food and juice eatery, with delivery available nationwide. Dr. Blum is also a published author, with best-selling titles such as The Immune System Recovery Plan and Healing Arthritis.

Dr. Blum earned her BA in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University, her MD from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and her MPH from Columbia University. She approaches medicine—and her life—from a whole-body perspective, incorporating all facets of wellness into every aspect. She puts these principles into practice by beginning each day with a 20-minute meditation, a green smoothie made from the contents of her garden and a walk on her country road with her dog, Trixie.

Recent press

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