Biography

Dr. John Blumer is board-certified in comprehensive Otolaryngology and has been practicing in Charlotte, NC since 1992. He has particular expertise in pediatric otolaryngology and the pediatric airway. He was the first to perform pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction in Charlotte, NC. In addition to treating children with ENT disorders, Dr. Blumer also treats adult patients with sleep and sinonasal disorders including sinusitis, nasal obstruction and allergies. He performs office-based balloon sinuplasty for patients with chronic sinusitis. He also performs thyroid and salivary gland surgery.

Dr. Blumer has been an active participant on many humanitarian medical missions in Honduras and Cuba. He spends his free time traveling with his family, coaching sports, fishing, and playing golf.


Education & Fellowship

Undergraduate

Augustana College, 1983

Medical Degree

University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 1987

Internship

General surgery, St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, 1988

Residency

University of Iowa, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery program
During his residency training, Dr. Blumer received extensive training in pediatric otolaryngology and airway reconstruction. He learned and helped develop state-of-the-art techniques for reconstructing the airway in children and has presented and published his work in major journals.


Associations & Memberships

Board Certified by:
- American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Member of:
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- North Carolina Medical Society
- Mecklenburg County Medical Society



Awards

Charlotte Business Journal Best Doctors List, 2015-2016

Charlotte Magazine Top Doctors, 2017

Best Doctors in America, 2017-2018


Community Involvement

Dr. Blumer discusses what to do if a child sticks an object in their ears or nose at Charlotte Smarty Pants.


Testimonials

We brought her to Dr. Blumer, who put tubes in her ears. Hannah feels excellent now. The ear tubes worked really well, she’s had no more ear infections, and she’s back in day care having fun.     - Bethany M.
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