Meet Dr. Blum
Craig Ashley Blum, MD, FACS
Craig Ashley Blum, MD, FACS is a double board certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction expert who is thrilled to bring his skills and experience to offer exceptional patient care at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery.
A native South Carolinian, Dr. Blum graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina. He received his medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then completed his internship and residency in general surgery at MUSC where he developed a passion for reconstructive surgery. Dr. Blum completed an additional year of training in cancer genetics at the Hollings Cancer center and was chosen to serve as chief resident before moving to New Orleans, LA to complete 3 additional years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Tulane University. It was in New Orleans that Dr. Blum was drawn to breast reconstruction, in particular breast microsurgery, where he performed the most cutting edge techniques available including tissue transplantation techniques such as the DIEP flap. He later joined the esteemed Center for Restorative Breast Surgery where he and the team performed well over 1000 microsurgical reconstructive procedures during his time there.
Dr. Blum is experienced in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including cosmetic surgery of the face and body. The complexity of the reconstructive procedures he has performed created a better understanding of the body’s form and function leading to exceptional cosmetic surgery outcomes. He has published numerous journal articles in peer reviewed literature including the plastic surgery flagship journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. He has also contributed to multiple book chapters in plastic surgery. Additionally, he has presented his work across the US was well as internationally, speaking in London, Beijing, and Mumbai. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and a delegate for the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He and his wife and their two French bulldogs are thrilled to return to Charleston to be a part of the remarkable team at Sweetgrass Plastic surgery.