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David Blumenthal, MD

Chief, Medical Service
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (NYHHS), Brooklyn, NY

Education and Training


  • Rheumatology, SUNY Downstate 1979-1981


  • Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate 1976-1979

Medical School:

  • New York University School of Medicine 1972-1976

Career / Research Interests

Hyperuricemia and Gout

  • Ouyang, J, Dalal, S, Blumenthal, D, Wieczorek, R, Salwen, M, and Pincus, M Unusual Complications of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient with sickle-cell Trait. Federal Practitioner 26: 14-26, 2009
  • Krishnamurthy, A, Lazaro, D, Blumenthal, D, Gerber, D, Flom, P The Effect of Allopurinol on renal Fucntion in Patients with Hyperuricemia: A Case-Controlled Study. Arthritis and Rheumatism 62 (Supplement): S68, 2010 (Abstract)
  • Lazaro, D, Lim, SY, Blumenthal, DR, Scheers-Masters, J, Macrae, J Avitable, M A Case-Controlled Study of a Multimodal Rheumatology elective for Medical Residents. Arthritis and Rheumatism 62 (Supplement): S595, 2010 (Abstract)
  • Gale, M, Gilbert, E, and Blumenthal, D Isolated Rheumatoid Nodules: A Diagnostic Dilemma. Case Reports in Medicine Volume 2015 (2015), Article IK 352352