Susan Blum, MD, MPH, an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been treating, healing, and preventing chronic diseases for nearly two decades. A preventive medicine and chronic disease specialist, Dr. Blum is the founder and director of the Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York, where she leads a large, multi-specialty team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and health coaches, all providing cutting-edge functional and integrative medicine services.
In her first best-selling book, The Immune System Recovery Plan (Scribner, 2013), Dr. Blum offers her four-step program, which she has used to help thousands of patients recover from autoimmune and immune-related conditions without medication. Dr. Blum’s second book, Healing Arthritis (Scribner, 2017), offers a groundbreaking approach to helping arthritis sufferers reverse and even heal this condition.
Dr. Blum is board certified in preventive medicine and is certified in Functional Medicine and in integrative and holistic medicine. She is a member of the medical advisory board for The Dr. Oz Show and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is among the senior teaching faculty for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, and teaches throughout the world in their training programs. She is also on the board of directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s True Health Initiative.
Dr. Blum approaches medicine—and her life—from a whole body perspective, incorporating all facets of wellness into every aspect. She begins 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. She lives in Armonk, NY, with her husband and has three grown sons.