Todd Blumberg, MD

    • Julie Redmond 03.19.21

      Our 14 yr old daughter had a huge growth spurt during the pandemic. She was at a 73 degrees curvature in 4 months. Dr. Blumberg was really great with our daughter. He was very patient and answered any and all the questions we had. My daughter felt very comfortable with him and his team. She was not nervous regarding the surgery at all. Highly recommend him.

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Adler, A., Shah, A., Blumberg, T.J., Fazal, F., Chandrakantan A, Ellingsen, K, and Lin, E
      Symptomatology and racial disparities amongst children undergoing universal preoperative COVID-19 screening at three US children’s hospitals: Early pandemic through resurgence
      Pediatric Anesthesia, 2020 Nov. 13
    • Blumberg, T.J, Adler, A., Lin, E., Fazal, F., Talwar, D., Ellingsen, K., Chandrakantan A, Chen J, and Shah, A
      Universal Screening for COVID-19 in Children Undergoing Orthopaedic Surgery: A Multicenter Report
      Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2020 Nov. 1 : 40(10)e990-e993
    • Lin, E., Blumberg, T.J., Adler, A., Fazal, F., Talwar, D., Ellingsen, K., and Shah, A.
      Incidence of COVID-19 in Pediatric Surgical Patients Among 3 US Children's Hospitals
      JAMA Surgery, 2020 June 4
    • 19. Koehler RJ, Shore BJ, Hedequest D, Heyworth BE, May C, Miller PE, Rademacher ES, Sanborn RM, Murphy JS, Roseman A, Stoneback JW, Trizno AA, Goldstein RY, Harris L, Nielsen E, Talwar D, Denning JR, Saaed N, Kutz B, Laine JC, Naas M, Truong WH, Rotando M, Spence DD, Brighton BK, Churchill C, Janicki JA, King K, Wild J, Beebe AC, Crouse S, Rough T, Rowan M, Singh S, Davis-Juarez A, Gould A, Hughes O, Rickert KD, Upasani VV, Blumberg T.J., Bompadre V, Lindberg AW, Miller ML, Hill JF, Peoples H, Rosenfeld SB, Turner R, Copley LA, Lindsay EA, Ramo BA, Tareen N, Winberly RL, Li GY, Sessel J, Johnson ME, Johnson S, Moore-Lotridge SN, Shelton J, Baldwin KD, Schoenecker JG; Children’s Orthopaedic Trauma and Infection Consortium for Evidence Based Study (CORTICES) Group
      “Defining the Volume of Consultations for Musculoskeletal Infection encountered by Pediatric Orthopaedic Services in the United States
      PLoS One, 2020 June 4 : 16(6)e0234055
    • Magnusson, E., Weltsch, D., Baldwin, K., Blumberg, T.J
      Open reduction of closed pediatric tibia fractures treated with intramedullary stabilization does not increase risk of post-operative complications
      Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, 2020 March 1
    • Bram JT, Baldwin KD, Blumberg TJ
      Gram Stain is Not Clinically Relevant in Treatment of Pediatric Septic Arthritis.
      30036290 Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 2018 Oct. : 38(9)e536-e540
    • Blumberg TJ, DeFrancesco CJ, Miller DJ, Pandya NK, Flynn JM, Baldwin KD
      Firearm-associated Fractures in Children and Adolescents: Trends in the United States 2003-2012.
      29727408 Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 2018 Aug. : 38(7)e387-e392
    • Schmitz MR, Blumberg TJ, Nelson SE, Sees JP, Sankar WN
      What's New in Pediatric Hip?
      29554020 Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 2018 July : 38(6)e300-e304
    • Jackson TJ, Blumberg TJ, Shah AS, Sankar WN
      Inappropriately Timed Pediatric Orthopaedic Referrals From the Emergency Department Result in Unnecessary Appointments and Financial Burden for Patients.
      29324529 Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 2018 March : 38(3)e128-e132
    • Blumberg TJ, Woelber E, Bellabarba C, Bransford R, Spina N
      Predictors of increased cost and length of stay in the treatment of postoperative spine surgical site infection.
      28739477 The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society, 2018 Feb. : 18(2)300-306
    • Blumberg, T.J., Bremjit P., Bompadre V., Steinman S.E
      Forearm fixation is not necessary in the treatment of pediatric floating elbow
      Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2018 Feb. 1 : 38(2)82-87
    • Cahill PJ, Samdani AF, Brusalis CM, Blumberg T, Asghar J, Bastrom TP, Pasha S, Refakis CA, Pahys JM, Flynn JM, Harms Study Group., Sponseller PD
      Youth and Experience: The Effect of Surgeon Experience on Outcomes in Cerebral Palsy Scoliosis Surgery.
      29287818 Spine deformity, 2018 Jan. : 6(1)54-59
    • DeFrancesco CJ, Blumberg TJ, Chauvin NA, Sankar WN
      An improved method for measuring hip abduction in spica after surgical reduction for developmental dysplasia of the hip.
      28904633 Journal of children's orthopaedics, 2017 Aug. 1 : 11(4)277-283 PMCID:PMC5584496
    • Nelson S.E., Blumberg T.J., Gambone A.J., Miller D.J., Cahill P.J
      Growth Modulation for Idiopathic Scoliosis with an Anterior Tether – Operative Technique
      University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, 2017 June 1 : 2783-84
    • Blumberg T.J., Nelson S.E., Miller D.J., Gambone A.J., Monteleone J., Cahill PJ.
      Mehta Casting for Early Onset Scoliosis – Operative Technique
      University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, 2017 June 1 : 2768-69
    • Gambone A.J., Akoto A, Blumberg T.J., Nelson S.E., Miller D.J., Wells L
      Arthroscopic Assisted Reduction of a Salter-Harris Type III Fracture of the Distal Femur with Concomitant Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Case Report
      University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, 2017 June 1 : 2765-67
    • Miller D.M., Nelson S.E., Blumberg T.J., Gambone A.J., Monteleone J
      Single Leg Spica Casting for Low Energy Pediatric Femur Fractures – Operative Technique
      University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, 2017 June 1 : 2751-53
    • Thomas JG, Hwang SW, Blumberg TJ, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A
      Correlation between shunt series and scoliosis radiographs in children with myelomeningoceles.
      22978435 Journal of neurosurgery. Spine, 2012 Nov. : 17(5)410-4
    • Hwang SW, Thomas JG, Blumberg TJ, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG, Jea A
      Kyphectomy in patients with myelomeningocele treated with pedicle screw-only constructs: case reports and review.
      21721891 Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 2011 July : 8(1)63-70
    • Blumberg TJ, Natoli RM, Athanasiou KA
      Effects of doxycycline on articular cartilage GAG release and mechanical properties following impact.
      18183627 Biotechnology and bioengineering, 2008 June 15 : 100(3)506-15
    • Hayman DM, Blumberg TJ, Scott CC, Athanasiou KA
      The effects of isolation on chondrocyte gene expression.
      16995790 Tissue engineering, 2006 Sept. : 12(9)2573-81

    Book Chapters

    • Miller, D., Blumberg, T.J., Nelson, S., Trobisch, P., and Cahill, P
      Adolescent Scoliosis
      Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – Surgical Techniques and Disease Management,
    • Blumberg, T.J., Hilmara, D., and Cahill, P.
      Congenital Scoliosis and Kyphosis
      Bridwell and DeWald’s Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 4th Edition
    • Baldwin, K. and Blumberg, T.J
      Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Pediatric T-Condylar Fractures
      Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, 3rd Edition
    • Gendelberg, D., and Blumberg, T.J
      Case of a Young Child Who Refuses to Bear Weight and Has Back Pain Due to Leukemia
      Schwend & Hennrikus Back Pain in the Young Child and Adolescent – A Case-Based Guide

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    "Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Adolescent and Young Adult” University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Grand Rounds Seattle, WA Sept. 2, 2020
    "Open reduction of closed pediatric tibia fractures treated with intramedullary stabilization does not increase risk of post-operative complications" AAP Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA Oct. 2019
    “Open reduction of closed pediatric tibia fractures treated with intramedullary stabilization does not increase risk of post-operative complications”. POSNA Annual Meeting 2019 Charlotte NC 2019
    “Gram Stain is Not Clinically Relevant in Management of Pediatric Septic Arthritis” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV 2019
    “Future Directions in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis” Seattle Science Foundation Spine Conference at Swedish Hospital Seattle, WA Dec. 5, 2018
    “Post-Operative Orthopaedics: What every PACU nurse needs to know” Children’s Operating Room Grand Rounds: Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle, WA June 13, 2018
    “Spending to Save: Implementation of a Limited MRI Protocol in the Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Infection.” Seattle Children’s 9th Annual Visiting Professor: Dr. John (Jack) Flynn. Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle, WA June 1, 2018
    “SCFE 101: Don’t Let One Slip by You” L.T. Staheli Lecture Series: Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle, WA May 19, 2018
    "Gram Stain is Not Clinically Relevant in Management of Pediatric Septic Arthritis” Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting. Austin, TX 2018
    “Pre-operative Halo-Gravity Traction: Can it Replace a Vertebral Column Resection?” Scoliosis Research Society Meeting Philadelphia, PA. 2017
    “Who Gets Staged Surgery in Severe Pediatric Spinal Deformity?” Scoliosis Research Society Meeting Philadelphia, PA. 2017
    “Age at reduction a significant risk factor for pelvic osteotomy in developmental hip dysplasia” POSNA Annual Meeting Indianapolis, IN 2016
    Age at reduction a significant risk factor for pelvic osteotomy in developmental hip dysplasia Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Indianapolis, IN April 2016
    “Management of the Multiligamentous Knee Injury” University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Grand Rounds Seattle, WA May 6, 2015
    “Correlation between Shunt Series and Scoliosis radiographs: can shunt series radiographs be used to reliably screen for scoliosis?” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. Copenhagen, Denmark 2011
    “Does a Longer Wait for Surgery Affect Patient Satisfaction After Total Hip Arthroplasty?” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting San Diego, CA 2011
    “Molecular Agents for Ameliorating Impact-Induced Cartilage Injury” Rice University Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering Symposium Houston, TX July 2006
    “Molecular Agents for Ameliorating Impact-Induced Cartilage Injury.” Days of Molecular Medicine – Inflammatory Pathways in Disease Conference Stockholm, Sweden May 1, 2006
    “Acute effects of impact on chondrocyte viability.” Rice University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Houston, TX 2005
    “Effects of Doxycycline on impact-induced articular cartilage injury” Rice University Undergraduate Research Symposium Houston, TX
    “Abbreviated Non-contrast Imaging Protocol Decreases Costs and Improves Value in Treatment of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection” POSNA Annual Meeting Virtual
    "Can Age be Used to Decide Nail Type in Operatively Treated Tibia Fractures in Pediatrics" AAP Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Orthopedic Surgery

Medical/Professional School

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery, University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Clinical Interests

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), Perthes disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE), Trauma and Fractures.