Top Docs 2012 Guide

Blume, Peter A.

  • Podiatry

Essential Information

Address 508 Blake St.
New Haven, CT 6515
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DR. PETER A. BLUME is a second-generation board-certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon who brings a rare combination of experience as a medical researcher and published academician to his patient-centered clinical practice in New Haven. A graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, he completed his residency in podiatric foot and ankle surgery at the Veterans Administration/Yale-New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in plastic reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle at Georgetown University Medical Center, and operates at Yale-New Haven. He holds clinical appointments in three specialties: orthopedics, anesthesia and surgery, and also teaches surgical residents as an assistant clinical professor at Yale. While his private practice treats all aspects of foot care, from deformities such as bunions and hammertoes to painful plantar fasciitis and ingrown toenails, he is known for his expertise in diabetic limb preservation and diabetic foot and limb reconstruction.
Patients from throughout the Northeast seek out Dr. Blume, director of research for the North American Center for Limb Preservation, for his vast experience and knowledge addressing the concerns of diabetic patients. He has participated in 39 clinical trials on topics related to gene therapies for limb preservation and has presented new treatments and therapies for consideration to the FDA. He is also a specialist in external fixation, which involves the construction of metal cages around feet that have collapsed as a result of major trauma or diabetes mellitus. He lectures frequently at national and international symposiums on topics including diabetic foot and ankle disease as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. His research on these topics has been published in prestigious journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetes Care, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Blume, who followed his father, Dr. James Blume, into the podiatric medicine practice the latter established 57 years ago, is also honored to practice with his colleague, Dr. Farlyn Charlot-Hicks. Despite the demands of their busy practice, Dr. Blume says, “I strive to give my patients with complex cases 100 percent of my care and attention.”

Additional Information

Practice: Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Medical School: New York College of PodiatrIc Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Hospital of Saint Raphael

Organizations: American Podiatric Medical Association
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Blume, Peter A. - New Haven, CT

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