Gideon Blumstein, MD
Home town: Palo Alto, California
Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, spending time with my wife and kids, exploring the LA dining scene, traveling, wine, reading.
Undergraduate: University of San Francisco
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Internship: General Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Post-doctoral fellowship: National Institute of Health T32 Postdoctoral trainee, Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center at UCLA
Fellowship: Rush University Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship (2021)
Spine surgery outcomes
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Application of small molecule probes and advanced imaging in early detection of orthopaedic infection
Cell signaling and pharmacological modulation of immune response to orthopaedic infection
Milton L. Chip Routt Award, Western Orthopaedic Association 2018
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society - Gamma Chapter 2014
Dean's List Junior/Senior Continuum, 2012, 2014
Dean's Research Scholars Research Fellowship 2012-2013
Meira and Shaul G. Massry Foundation Fellow 2012
Blumstein G, Zukotynski B, Cevallos N, Ishmael C, Zoller S, Burke Z, Clarkson S, Park H, Bernthal N, SooHoo NF. Randomized Trial of a Virtual Reality Tool to Teach Surgical Technique for Tibial Shaft Fracture Intramedullary Nailing. J Surg Educ. 2020 Jul-Aug;77(4):969-977.
Park HY, Hegde V, Zoller SD, Sheppard W, Hamad C, Smith RA, Sprague MM, Proal JD, Hoang J, Loftin A, Blumstein G, Burke Z, Cevallos N, Scaduto AA, Bernthal NM. Progress not panacea: vancomycin powder efficacy and dose evaluated in an in vivo mouse model of spine implant infection. Spine J. 2020 Jun;20(6):973-980.
Whitlock PW, Salari KF, Blumstein G, Zhang B, Arkader A, Choi P. Reliability and normative values of common adult radiographic parameters for hip preservation in the developing pelvis. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, Volume 6, Issue 3, August 2019, Pages 189–198.
Zoller SD, Park HY, Olafsen T, Zamilpa C, Burke ZD, Blumstein G, Sheppard WL, Hamad CD, Hori KR, Tseng JC, Czupryna J, McMannus C, Lee JT, Bispo M, Romero Pastrana F, Raineri EJ, Miller JF, Miller LS, van Dijl JM, Francis KP, Bernthal NM. Multimodal imaging guides surgical management in a preclinical spinal implant infection model. JCI Insight. 2019 Feb 7;4(3):e124813.
Arshi A, Park HY, Blumstein GW, Wang C, Buser Z, Wang JC, Shamie AN, Park DY. Outpatient Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Population-Based Analysis of Trends and Complication Rates. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Nov 15;43(22):1559-1565.
Arshi A, Park HY, Blumstein GW, Wang C, Buser Z, Wang JC, Shamie AN, Park DY. Ambulatory anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is associated with a higher risk of revision surgery and perioperative complications: an analysis of a large nationwide database. Spine J. 2018 Jul;18(7):1180-1187.
Schur MD, Blumstein GW, Seehausen DA, Ross PA, Andras LM, Skaggs DL. Intraoperative Hypothermia is Common, but not Associated With Blood Loss or Transfusion in Pediatric Posterior Spinal Fusion. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Oct;38(9):450-454.
Rethlefsen SA, Blumstein G, Kay RM, Dorey F, Wren TA. Prevalence of specific gait abnormalities in children with cerebral palsy revisited: influence of age, prior surgery, and Gross Motor Function Classification System level. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2017 Jan;59(1):79-88.
Blumstein GW, Andras L, Seehausen DA, Harris BS, Ross PA, Skaggs DL. 72% of Spine Fusion Patients Have Postoperative Fevers, But this Does not Equate to Infection.Journal of Pediatrics, March 2015, Vol 166, Issue 3, 751-755.
Blumstein GW, Parsa A, Park AK, McDowell BLP, Arroyo-Mendoza M, Girguis M, Adler-Moore JP, Buckley NE. Effect of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol on Mouse Resistance to Systemic Candida albicans Infection. PLoS ONE 9(7): e103288 July 2014.
La Rosa C, Limaye AP, Krishnan A, Blumstein G, Diamond DJ. Primary response against cytomegalovirus during antiviral prophylaxis with valganciclovir, in solid organ transplant recipients. Transplant International Sep; 24(9):920-31, 2011.