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Christina Alexandra Blum, MD

Christina Alexandra Blum, MD Physician

Director of Stroke Services, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Blum is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2014
  • Vascular Neurology, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Vertigo

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Neurology, National American Heart Association, National Neurohospitalist Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Blum is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

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

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): 2016 .

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

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): 572-8,2016.

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): 1451-7,2015.

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

Blum CA, Miller E, Willey, JZ: The Columbia Evidence Based Neurology Manual: A Step Towards Evidence Based Practice. American Academy of Neurology 67th annual meeting, Washington. DC : 2015.

Gonzalez-Castellon M, Phillips, M, Blum C, Goldberg M, Noble, JM: Assessing the Efficiency of Learning the Neurological Exam with a Visual Tracking Device. American Academy of Neurology 65th annual meeting, San Diego, CA : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

51 N. 39th St.
Medical Office Building Suite 305

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8581