With over 20 years’ experience in marketing, business development, and clinical trials management in the healthcare industry, Dr. Blum has helped companies drive growth, expand into new markets and increase profitability and valuation. He has been instrumental in bringing to market hundreds of new and enhanced assays in the fields of oncology, genetics, immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, and women’s health. He has served in senior executive leadership roles at major medical laboratories and diagnostic companies such as Specialty Laboratories, DiagnoCure Oncology, Exiqon Diagnostics, Pathology, Inc. and RDL Reference Laboratories. He currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for IncellDx, a leading global cancer diagnostics company, and is Chief Executive Officer for Blum & Associates Consulting, LLC.
Dr. Blum has lectured internationally on the latest developments in personalized medicine, biotechnology, and laboratory science, and has published extensively. He serves as Editorial Advisor to Clinical Lab Products magazine, is on the Board of Directors for the California Medical Technology Association Education & Research Corporation, and has been an advisor on the Molecular and Oncology Advisory Boards for Roche Diagnostics. He has also served as a judge for the prestigious International Health & Medical Media Awards.
In addition to his experience in healthcare, he has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. A writer, producer, and actor, he began his screenwriting career while a graduate student in Biophysics at UC Berkeley. By his second year he signed with an agency, and sold his first property to Disney shortly before completing his doctorate. His diverse writing has spanned from animation to medical dramas to live-action thrillers. In 2014, he founded the independent production company Castle Shore Films, LLC. His first production “City of Gold” is an adventure/action feature set in the jungles of Peru and released in 2018. He is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and ASCAP.
Dr. Blum received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UCLA before attending UCLA’s School of Dentistry. After completing two years with honors, he switched fields and obtained his Master of Science degree in Physics from California State University, Northridge, and then earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics from UC Berkeley.