Andrew S. Blum

Andrew S.  Blum

Andrew S. Blum, MD, PhD
Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI

Dr. Blum is Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, the Division of Adult Epilepsy and the EEG Laboratory, and Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at Rhode Island Hospital.  He is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

He received MD and PhD degrees from Cornell University Medical College and The Rockefeller University, respectively, in New York.  He later completed a Residency in Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and then a Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston.  He remained on the Neurology faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center until coming to Brown and Rhode Island Hospital in 2000. 

Dr. Blum’s current research interests focus on epilepsy co-morbidities, particularly psychiatric and cognitive concerns, epilepsy in older populations, and the pathophysiology of epileptic seizures including mechanisms germane to SUDEP, sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.