Overview

Departments

Allergy & Immunology

Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Drug hypersensitivity
Medical Education
  • MSC, Harvard University
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Allergy & Immunology
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Provider Gender
Female

Biography

Kimberly Blumenthal, MD, MSc has clinical and research expertise in drug allergy, and specific interest in antibiotic allergies. She is recognized nationally for having created innovative approaches to the evaluation of penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotic allergies in the hospital.

Dr. Blumenthal graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Economics (2002).  She studied medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, which she completed in 2009, before training at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. 

 

 

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Blumenthal has funding from both the National Institutes of Health and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology to study drug allergies. She has authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications related to improving the care of patients with drug allergies.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Dr. Blumenthal performs epidemiology, informatics, outcomes and cost-effectiveness research in the field of drug allergy.  Her past research evaluated both true drug hypersensitivity and the clinical impact of over-reported drug allergies on patients and healthcare systems, and includes over 20 original manuscripts. As part of her post-doctoral research, she designed, implemented and evaluated a hospital-wide guideline for antibiotic prescribing for patients with a reported β-lactam antibiotic allergy at  Mass General.  After successfully demonstrating the guideline’s safety, feasibility, and positive impact on antibiotic stewardship at two institutions,  she led the implementation of this guideline at five Partners HealthCare hospitals. 

News & Events

Contact

Allergy Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-3850