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


  • Blume HK
    Pediatric headache: a review.
    23204398 Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics , 2012 Dec. : 33(12)562-76
  • Blume HK
    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.
    22511645 Evidence-based medicine , 2012 Dec. : 17(6)e11
  • Blume H, Hawash K
    Subacute concussion-related symptoms and postconcussion syndrome in pediatrics.
    23128838 Current opinion in pediatrics , 2012 Dec. : 24(6)724-30
  • Blume HK, Brockman LN, Breuner CC
    Biofeedback therapy for pediatric headache: factors associated with response.
    22804229 Headache , 2012 Oct. : 52(9)1377-86
  • Blume HK, Vavilala MS, Jaffe KM, Koepsell TD, Wang J, Temkin N, Durbin D, Dorsch A, Rivara FP
    Headache after pediatric traumatic brain injury: a cohort study.
    22144708 Pediatrics , 2012 Jan. : 129(1)e31-9
  • Blume HK, Lucas S, Bell KR
    Subacute concussion-related symptoms in youth.
    22050942 Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America , 2011 Nov. : 22(4)665-81, viii-ix
  • Martin ET, Kerin T, Christakis DA, Blume HK, Gospe SM Jr, Vinje J, Bowen MD, Gentsch J, Zerr DM
    Redefining outcome of first seizures by acute illness.
    21098153 Pediatrics , 2010 Dec. : 126(6)e1477-84 PMCID: PMC3040576
  • Blume HK, Szperka CL
    Secondary causes of headaches in children: when it isn't a migraine.
    20666349 Pediatric annals , 2010 July : 39(7)431-9
  • Blume HK, Garrison MM, Christakis DA
    Neonatal seizures: treatment and treatment variability in 31 United States pediatric hospitals.
    19182150 Journal of child neurology , 2009 Feb. : 24(2)148-54
  • Blume HK, Li CI, Loch CM, Koepsell TD
    Intrapartum fever and chorioamnionitis as risks for encephalopathy in term newborns: a case-control study.
    18173624 Developmental medicine and child neurology , 2008 Jan. : 50(1)19-24
  • Blume HK, Loch CM, Li CI
    Neonatal encephalopathy and socioeconomic status: population-based case-control study.
    17606829 Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2007 July : 161(7)663-8
  • Zerr DM, Blume HK, Berg AT, Del Beccaro MA, Gospe SM Jr, Allpress AL, Christakis DA
    Nonfebrile illness seizures: a unique seizure category?
    15946338 Epilepsia , 2005 June : 46(6)952-5


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Pediatric Post-Traumatic Headaches Headache Cooperative of the Pacific 2013 Winter Conference Ojai, CA Jan. 26, 2014
Pediatric Post-Concussion Headaches Concussion in Children and Adolescents Symposium Goryeb Childrens Hospital, Morristown NJ Nov. 9, 2013
Epidemiology of Pediatric Concussion and Post-Concussive Headaches Symposium on Pediatric Concussion and Post-Concussive Headaches, Co-Directorm, American Headache Society, Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles, CA June 23, 2013
Pediatric Migraine Univ. of Washington Neurology Resident Educational Lecture Series Seattle, WA Feb. 5, 2013
Epidemiology of Pediatric Post-Concussive Headaches Scottsdale Headache Symposium, American Headache Society Scottsdale, AZ Nov. 18, 2012
Pediatric Headache Management at Seattle Childrens Hospital Neuroscience Seminar: Pediatric Headache and Pain ManagementMary Bridge Hospital Tacoma, WA June 29, 2012
Pediatric Migraine Therapy UW School of Nursing, Clinical Pharmacology Series, Pediatric Drug Therapy Conference Lynnwood, WA March 6, 2012
Post-Traumatic Headaches in Children and Adolescents University of Washington Dept, of Neurology Grand Rounds Seattle, WA Nov. 17, 2011
Headache Following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, Seattle Childrens Hospital Seattle, WA May 14, 2011
Post-Concussion Headaches in Children and Adolescents Neurological Case Reviews: Planning Complex Care across the Medical and School Continuum. School Nurse Statewide Teleconference Lynwood, WA May 11, 2011
Pediatric Headache WAMI Lecture Series Port Angeles WA Dec. 14, 2010
Updates in Pediatric Headache Group Health Pediatrics for Primary Care Continuing Medical Education Course SeaTac, WA Dec. 10, 2009
Chronic Headaches in Adolescents Univ. of Washington Continuing Nursing Education, Pacific Northwest 32nd Annual National Conference: Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care Seattle, WA Oct. 30, 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Factors Associated with the Outcome of Biofeedback Therapy for Recurrent Headaches in Children and Adolescents Academic Enrichment Fund $18,500.00 Jan. 1, 2008