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Bruce D. Blumberg, MD


Dr. Bruce Blumberg began his Kaiser Permanente career in 1976 as a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. He later joined The Permanente Medical Group in 1981 as a pediatrician and geneticist at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. In 1982 he joined the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco; he has also participated as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. He eventually worked in the field of medical genetics full-time until retiring from The Permanente Medical Group in 2016; he then transitioned to the Southern California Permanente Medical Group to participate in the establishment and operations of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. Dr. Blumberg’s numerous research articles, abstracts, and presentations have examined topics such as birth defects, genetics, reproductive medicine, and prenatal screenings for various conditions.

Education and Training

  • BA, magna cum laude, Dartmouth College
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Stanford University Hospital
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles Center for Health Sciences
  • Fellowship, Medical Genetics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center


Selected Prior Positions

1982-present Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
1997-2006 Physician-in-Chief
Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco
1999-2006 Chair, Physician Compensation and Benefits Committee
The Permanente Medical Group
2006 Visiting Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA
2006-2013 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Designated Institutional Official
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
2006-2016 Institutional Director of Graduate Medical Education and Chair
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
1982-present Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
2016-present Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, Davis
2007-present Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford Medical School
2016-present Professor of Clinical Services, Admissions Committee Co-Lead
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine


Selected Honors and Awards

1967 Rufus Choate Scholar
Dartmouth College
1969 Phi Beta Kappa
Dartmouth College
1974 Mosby Scholarship Book Award
Yale University School of Medicine
1983 Pediatric House Staff Teaching Award
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
1989 Pediatric House Staff Teaching Award
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center


Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Rojnueangnit J, Xie J, Gomes A, Sharp A, Callens T, Chen Y, Liu Y, Cochran M, Abbott M, Atkin J, Babovic-Vuksanovic D, Barnett C, Crenshaw M, Bartholomew D, Basel L, Bellus G, Ben-Shachar S, Bialer M, Bick D, Blumberg B, Cortes F, David K, Destree A, Duat-Rodriguez A, Earl D, Escobar L, Eswara M, Ezquieta B, Frayling I, Frydman M, Gardner K, Gripp K, Hernandez-Chico C, Heyman K, Ibrahim J, Janssens S, Keena B, Llano-Rivas I, Leppig K, McDonald M, Misra V, Mulbury J, Narayanan V, Orenstein N, Galvin-Parton P, Pedro H, Pivnick E, Powell C, Randolph L, Raskin S, Rosell J, Rubin K, Seashore M, Schaaf C, Scheurie A, Schultz M, Schorry E, Schnur R, Siqveland E, Tkachuk A, Tonsgard J, Upadhyaya M, Verma I, Wallace S, Williams C, Zackai E, Zonana J, Lazaro C, Claes K, Korf B, Martin Y, Leguis E, Messiaen L. High Incidence of Noonan Syndrome Features Including Short Stature and Pulmonic Stenosis in Patients Carrying NF1 Missense Mutations Affecting p.Arg1809: Genotype-Phenotype Correlation. Human Mutation 2015;36(11):1052-1063.
  • Roemer B, Azevedo T, Blumberg B. Looking at Graduate Medical Education Through a Different Lens: A Health Care System’s Perspective. Academic Medicine 2015;90:1231-1235.
  • Garzon H, Blumberg B, Azevedo T, Ramirez E. Development of a Global Health Program for Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Medical Education Program. Annals of Global Health 2016;82:356-357.
  • Mullegama SV, Jensik P, Li C, Dorrani N, Kantarci S, Blumberg B, Grody WW, Strom SP. Coupling Clinical Exome Sequencing with Functional Characterization Studies to Diagnose a Patient with Familial Mediterranean Fever and MED13L Haploinsufficiency Syndrome. Clinical Case Reports 2017;5:833-840.
  • Lo JC, Baudendistel TE, Dandekar A, Le PV, Siu S, Blumberg B. Innovative Partnerships to Advance Public Health Training in Community-based Academic Residency Programs. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, in press, 2017.