Caroline S. Blaum, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
Dr. Caroline S. Blaum is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, a Research Professor in the Institute of Gerontology, and a Research Scientist at the Ann Arbor VA Geriatrics Research and Education Center. She is also an Associate Medical Director of the University of Michigan’s Faculty Group Practice and directs the UM Health System’s Population Health Program.
Dr. Blaum’s activities in population health consist of design and evaluation of care delivery models including coordinating care across the care continuum, delivery system redesign, and models of care for patients with multiple chronic conditions. She leads the University of Michigan’s activities related to care delivery innovations such as its Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Patient Centered Medical Home, and various coordinated care initiatives. She led the University of Michigan’s efforts in the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration, one of the only projects of its kind that has demonstrated a reduction in Medicare growth along with improved quality of clinical care for Medicare beneficiaries and is a key model for current ACO policy. The UMHS was very successful in this Demonstration and is recognized nationally as a leader among Academic Health Systems in high quality and efficient patient care.
Dr. Blaum maintains an active research program in epidemiology, health services and translational research supported by the NIA, AHRQ, and the VARR&D Merit Award Program. Her research interests concern models of care, complex patients, frailty, and diabetes in older adults.
Dr. Blaum is active in national policy work related to delivery system redesign and quality of care for older adults and patients with multiple chronic conditions. She has participated in multiple quality initiatives with the American Geriatrics Society, the AMA-Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA-PCPI) and the National Quality Forum.
Dr. Blaum is a Geriatrician at the University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcenter. She sees patients in the ambulatory, acute and sub-acute settings, and is active in teaching Internal Medicine and Geriatrics to medical students, house officers and geriatrics fellows. She received her Undergraduate, Medical and Public Health Degrees at the University of Michigan. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and the Detroit Medical Center, and her Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of Michigan. She joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1994.
Caroline Blaum, M.D., M.S.
300 North Ingalls, NIB A914
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0143