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Christina Blum, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director of Stroke Services, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department: Neurology

Contact information
51 N. 39th St.
Medical Office Building Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215)662-8581
Fax: (215) 243-1512
ScB (Neuroscience)
Brown University, 2005.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship in Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2010-2011.
Residency in Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2011-2014.
Fellowship in Vascular Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2015.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), 2014.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Vascular Neurology), 2016.
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Selected Publications

Michele Cellers, Laura A Stein, Karrima C Owens, Christina Blum, Catherine Schmitt: "Use of EHR Based System Improves Stroke Alerting Process in the Emergency Department. International Stroke Conference Nursing Symposium February 2024.

Karrima Owens, Christina Blum, Mark Cort, Paul Novello, Ellen McPartland, Michele Sellers, Laura Stein, Colin Hoey, Aaron Rothstein: "An Expedited Transfer Process Improves Door In Door Out Times" International Stroke Conference Nursing Symposium Podium Presentation February 2024.

Julio A Chalela, Christina A Blum: Acute toxic-metabolic encephalopathy in adults. UptoDate 2021.

Daniel Cristancho, Hannach Machemehl, Chistina Blum: Delaying tPA Decision Impacts Overall Stroke Alert Efficiency: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve tPA Door to Needle Times. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting April 2020.

Miller EC, Blum C, Rostanski SK: Developing A Stroke Center. Stroke 48(7): e155-e156, Jul 2017.

Yaghi S, Pilot M, Song C, Blum CA, Yakhkind A, Silver B, Furie KL, Elkind MS, Sherzai D, Sherai AZ: Ischemic Stroke Risk After Acute Coronary Syndrome. J Am Heart Assoc 13;5(7), Jul 2016

Blum CA, Kasner SE: Transient Ischemic Attacks Presenting with Dizziness or Vertigo. Neurol Clin 33(3): 629-42, Aug 2016.

Yaghi S, Rostanski SK, Boehme AK, Martin-Schild S, Samai A, Silver B, Blum CA, Jayaraman MV, Siket MS, Khan M, Furie KL, Elkind MS, Marchall RS, Willey JZ: Imaging Parameters and Recurrent Cerebrovascular Events in Patients with Minor Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attach. JAMA Neurol 73(5): 572-8, May 2016.

Yaghi S, Boehme AK, Dibu J, Leon Guerrero CR, Ali S, Martin-Schild S, Sands KA, Noorian AR, Blum CA, Chaudhary S, Schwamm LH, Liebeskind DS, Marshall RS, Willey JZ: Treatment and Outcome of Thrombolysis-Related Hemorrhage: A Multicenter Retrospective Study. JAMA Neurol 72(12): 1451-7, Dec 2015.

Blum CA, Yaghi S: Cervical Artery Dissection: A Review of the Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Treatment, and Outcome. Arch Neurosci 2(4), Oct 2015.

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