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Gary Blum, M.D.

Gary Blum, M.D.

Gary “Kiki” Blum, M.D., is an orthopaedic hand specialist at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Honolulu. Dr. Blum is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who sees pediatric patients at our hand clinic. Dr. Blum received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with highest distinction in 1996, and subsequently returned home to attend the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine and orthopedic surgery residency. He completed a one-year research fellowship during the course of residency and has presented his research at numerous local and national orthopaedic meetings. Following residency, he traveled to San Antonio, Texas, where he completed a one-year fellowship in hand, upper extremity and reconstructive microsurgery.

Dr. Blum chose to supplement his training with an additional fellowship in congenital hand and upper extremity surgery at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas where he worked with two respected mentors, Dr. Marybeth Ezaki and Hawaii native, Dr. Scott Oishi.

He served as a visiting resident and fellow with several programs across the country, including Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also spent time serving orthopaedic outreach programs in the South Pacific (Fiji, Western and American Samoa) with Shriners Hospitals for Children. He also served in outreach programs in Vietnam with Orthopedics Overseas and the American Academy for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Blum and his wife, Shawn, have four children – Siana, Brady, Kaya and Bella. He enjoys trail running, hiking with his family and soaking up the beauty of Hawaii.


  • Medical Degree, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Congenital Hand Surgery Fellowship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, Texas
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship, The Hand Center of San Antonio, Texas