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Heidi K. Blume, MD, MPH

Heidi K. Blume, MD, MPH


On staff since November 2003

Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research


Board Certification(s)
Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neu
Medical/Professional School
Harvard Medical School, Boston
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Epidemiology
Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Child Neurology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Clinical Interests

General child neurology, epidemiology

Research Description

My primary research interests involve the epidemiology of childhood neurological diseases, and childhood headaches.

Research Focus Area

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Epidemiology, Neuroscience / Neurodevelopment

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Best Poster at the International Headache ConsortiumInternational Headache Consortium, Residents and Trainees SIG 2013
Best Teaching Award in Pediatric NeurologyPediatric Neurology Residents 2011
American Headache Society / Merck US Human Health Clinical Fellowship AwardAmerican Headache Society 2008 - 2009
American Headache Society Scottsdale Symposium Scholarship AwardAmerican Headache Society 2007
Childrens Hospital and Regional Medical Center Fellows Research Award 2005
American Academy of Neurology Resident ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Neurology 2003
National Epi Fellows Scholarship 2001
Paul Dudley White Research FellowshipConducted clinical research and clinical work in Guatemala 1996
Phi Beta KappaJohns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD 1992
Alpha Delta Phi Pre-Health Honors Society 1991 - 1992


Subacute concussion-related symptoms and postconcussion syndrome in pediatrics.
Current opinion in pediatrics , 2012 Dec: 24(6)724-30
Children with minor blunt head trauma, a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 14 or 15 and a normal CT scan are at very low risk of traumatic findings on subsequent neuroimaging or of requiring neurosurgical intervention.
Evidence-based medicine , 2012 Dec: 17(6)e11
Pediatric headache: a review.
Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics , 2012 Dec: 33(12)562-76
Biofeedback therapy for pediatric headache: factors associated with response.
Headache , 2012 Oct: 52(9)1377-86
Headache after pediatric traumatic brain injury: a cohort study.
Pediatrics , 2012 Jan: 129(1)e31-9
Subacute concussion-related symptoms in youth.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America , 2011 Nov: 22(4)665-81, viii-ix
Redefining outcome of first seizures by acute illness.
Pediatrics , 2010 Dec: 126(6)e1477-84
Secondary causes of headaches in children: when it isn't a migraine.
Pediatric annals , 2010 Jul: 39(7)431-9
Neonatal seizures: treatment and treatment variability in 31 United States pediatric hospitals.
Journal of child neurology , 2009 Feb: 24(2)148-54
Intrapartum fever and chorioamnionitis as risks for encephalopathy in term newborns: a case-control study.
Developmental medicine and child neurology , 2008 Jan: 50(1)19-24
Neonatal encephalopathy and socioeconomic status: population-based case-control study.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2007 Jul: 161(7)663-8
Nonfebrile illness seizures: a unique seizure category?
Epilepsia , 2005 Jun: 46(6)952-5


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Pediatric Post-Traumatic HeadachesHeadache Cooperative of the Pacific 2013 Winter ConferenceOjai, CAJan. 26, 2014
Pediatric Post-Concussion Headaches Concussion in Children and Adolescents Symposium Goryeb Childrens Hospital, Morristown NJNov. 9, 2013
Epidemiology of Pediatric Concussion and Post-Concussive HeadachesSymposium on Pediatric Concussion and Post-Concussive Headaches, Co-Directorm, American Headache Society, Scientific Meeting,Los Angeles, CAJune 23, 2013
Pediatric MigraineUniv. of Washington Neurology Resident Educational Lecture SeriesSeattle, WAFeb. 5, 2013
Epidemiology of Pediatric Post-Concussive HeadachesScottsdale Headache Symposium, American Headache SocietyScottsdale, AZNov. 18, 2012
Pediatric Headache Management at Seattle Childrens Hospital Neuroscience Seminar: Pediatric Headache and Pain ManagementMary Bridge HospitalTacoma, WAJune 29, 2012
Pediatric Migraine TherapyUW School of Nursing, Clinical Pharmacology Series, Pediatric Drug Therapy ConferenceLynnwood, WAMarch 6, 2012
Post-Traumatic Headaches in Children and AdolescentsUniversity of Washington Dept, of Neurology Grand RoundsSeattle, WANov. 17, 2011
Headache Following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A ReviewPediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, Seattle Childrens HospitalSeattle, WAMay 14, 2011
Post-Concussion Headaches in Children and Adolescents Neurological Case Reviews: Planning Complex Care across the Medical and School Continuum. School Nurse Statewide TeleconferenceLynwood, WAMay 11, 2011
Pediatric Headache WAMI Lecture Series Port Angeles WADec. 14, 2010
Updates in Pediatric Headache Group Health Pediatrics for Primary Care Continuing Medical Education CourseSeaTac, WADec. 10, 2009
Chronic Headaches in AdolescentsUniv. of Washington Continuing Nursing Education, Pacific Northwest 32nd Annual National Conference: Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute CareSeattle, WAOct. 30, 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Factors Associated with the Outcome of Biofeedback Therapy for Recurrent Headaches in Children and AdolescentsAcademic Enrichment Fund $18,500.00Jan. 1, 2008

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.7.420 - Neurology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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