Oren Blam, MDOren Blam, MD of Columbia Maryland, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery. Dr. Blam’s orthopedic specialties include:

  • Spine disorders and spine surgery
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative discs
  • Neck pain and back pain
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Scoliosis

Dr. Blam earned his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his general surgery internship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and his orthopedic surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. He then completed a spine fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York.

Dr. Blam serves on the following professional committees: St. Agnes Hospital Transfusion Committee and Howard County General Hospital Orthopedic Committee. Dr. Blam’s research is published in numerous peer-reviewed orthopedic journals, and he has authored several orthopedic book chapters and Internet publications. He has presented nationally.

Dr. Blam is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Society for Lateral Access Surgeons.


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education & Medical Training

Thomas Jefferson University
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1997–2002

Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1997–1998

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Class of 1997

Board Status

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • MD State Medical License, Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

  • Risk factors for surgical site infection in the patient with spinal injury.
  • Spine infections: variations in incidence during the academic year.
  • Natural history of asymptomatic rotator cuff tears: a longitudinal analysis of asymptomatic tears detected sonographically.