He has written for the stage and for film. His novel X,Y was made into a feature-length movie. In 2011 he was one of a panel of experts at the “Impossible Futures” symposium sponsored by The Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley.
His stories have been widely anthologized and taught in a variety of settings, from high school through college, medical and law schools.
In addition to writing, Dr. Blumlein is a practicing M.D and a faculty member at the University of California in San Francisco. Much of his career has been spent caring for the underserved.