Dr. Michael Blum is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics and a Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at UCSF. As an active clinician, Dr. Blum is passionate about wellness and prevention of heart disease through lifestyle.
Prior to his medical career, Dr. Blum was trained as an engineer and he applies his expertise in technology to health care as UCSF’s Chief Medical Information Officer and Director of the Center for Digital Health Innovation at UCSF, which develops and evaluates novel applications, devices, and platforms in pursuit of Precision Medicine. He led the successful $165M enterprise deployment of Epic’s electronic health record at UCSF and the development of a large scale research data repository.
Dr. Blum has been involved with numerous start-ups and early stage companies. He was the clinical lead on the joint Motion Computing-Intel development and launch of the first successful healthcare-specific tablet computer, the Motion C5.