Craig Blum

Craig E. Blum

Craig E. Blum MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


General Orthopaedics; General Pediatric Orthopaedics & Spinal Deformities; Orthopaedic Surgery; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; Pediatric Orthopaedics; Sports Medicine - Pediatrics

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I have been in the practice of pediatric orthopedics since I finished my fellowship training at the DuPont Institute in 1981. I continue to find it extremely rewarding to work with children with musculoskeletal needs. The gamut of by practice is really quite broad from trauma to neuromuscular conditions to scoliosis and congenital anomalies, infections and sports medicine, etc. I continue to receive a great deal of satisfaction in helping the children with whom I am privileged to treat and find it especially rewarding to know that a potentially very serious and devastating injury or other condition can be treated and allow the patient to enjoy many decades of normal function after the intervention.

As part of my practice I am involved with the medical school orthopedic residency program and have been an assistant clinical professor of orthopedics for going on 34 years now and I also tremendously enjoy tremendously watching the residents grow and in their development of their skills and of treating musculoskeletal conditions.

I was trained in our local orthopedic department residency program and was one of the early residents who went on for fellowship training. and I have devoted my career here to treating the Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania pediatric population and I was for many years the only Pediatric Orthopedist in Western New York. We have an expanding program in pediatric orthopedics at Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and we are fortunate with this resource to be able to provide state of the art care for nearly or all pediatric orthopedic conditions.


General Orthopaedics, General Pediatric Orthopaedics & Spinal Deformities, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine - Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:


Oishei Children‘s Outpatient Center
1001 Main Street
3rd Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Orchard Park
3673 Southwestern Boulevard
Orchard Park, New York 14127
Phone: (716) 662-8090
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • Railroad Medicare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • Tricare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • John R. Oishei Children‘s Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training:

  • , Alfred I. Dupont Institute (1981)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo (1980)
  • , University at Buffalo (1976)
  • MD, University at Buffalo (1975)
  • BA, Williams College (1971)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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