David Alan Bloom MD

David Alan Bloom, MD

Jack Lapides Professor of Urology




Dr. David A. Bloom is currently chair of the Department of Urology and served as chief of pediatric urology in the Department of Surgery from 1984-2001.

In 1984, Dr. Bloom joined the University of Michigan faculty as assistant professor of surgery and chief of pediatric urology. In 1986, he was promoted to associate professor of surgery and achieved his present rank of professor of surgery in 1993.  In 2001, he became professor of urology when the Section of Urology in the Department of Surgery became the Department of Urology. In 2002, he received the Jack Lapides endowed professorship in urology.  Dr. Bloom served as associate dean for faculty affairs of the University of Michigan Medical School from 2000-2007.  In March 2007 he became chair of the UM Department of Urology.

Dr. Bloom’s clinical and scholarly interests include genitourinary reconstruction, lower urinary tract dysfunction, genital anomalies, neurogenic bladder, laparoscopy, and medical history. During his time at Michigan, he has published more than 160 papers and 68 book chapters, and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pediatric Urology, British Journal of Urology, Urology, Contemporary Urology, and the Journal of Endourology, and has been a consultant for Stedman’s Medical Dictionary since 1992.

Dr. Bloom earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1971. After serving an internship in surgery at UCLA, he completed dual residencies in surgery and urology, both at UCLA, in addition to a fellowship in pediatric urology at the Institute of Urology of the University of London. In 1980, Dr. Bloom was appointed assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and staff urologist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He was promoted to associate professor of surgery and named chief of pediatric urology at Walter Reed in 1983. He left the army as Lt. Col.

Dr. Bloom has memberships and held offices in 26 professional societies, including chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology, historian for the Society for Pediatric Urology, and secretary-treasurer and president for the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.  He has completed a six-year term as trustee of the American Board of Urology and a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Clinical Interests

Voiding dysfunction, genital reconstruction hypospadias, pediatric tumors, undescended testis, vesicoureteral reflux, spina bifida and ureteral upper pelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction.


Vesicoureteral reflux, myelomeningocele, neurogenic bladder, undescended testis, hypospadias, voiding dysfunction


Medical School or Training

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, 1971


  • UCLA Medical Center, Surgery General, CA, 1975
  • UCLA Medical Center, Surgery General, CA, 1976
  • University of California, Urology, CA, 1980

Board Certification

  • Urology
  • Pediatric Urology
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