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News Friday, March 03, 2017

Hand clinic helps keiki with hand conditions

Dr. Gary "Kiki" Blum is an orthopaedic hand specialist

Shriners Hospitals for Children —  Honolulu welcomes keiki to its hand clinic. If your child has a congenital hand condition, orthopaedic hand specialist, Gary “Kiki” Blum, M.D., is here to help. 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.

Shriners Hospitals for Children provides care regardless of the families' ability to pay. To make an appointment, please call 808-941-4466.

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