Former Millburn High School and international fencing standout Tamir Bloom was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Feb. 8 during ceremonies at the academy's annual meeting in San Francisco.
Bloom, a 1989 Millburn High School graduate, was one of 620 new members inducted.
"I am honored to be part of such a respected organization," Bloom said. "I look forward to continuing my efforts to contribute to the academy's goals of improving patient care, education and research."
Academy members must have completed medical school, at least five years of specialty study in orthopaedics in an accredited residency program, passed comprehensive oral and written examinations, and have been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Bloom earned a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and his medical degree from Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City in 2000.
He served an orthopaedic surgical residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 2006 and a pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship at San Diego Rady Children's Hospital in 2007.
Bloom won multiple U.S. national championships and represented the country at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
With a special interest in pediatric orthopaedics, Bloom is an associate professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. He also is in private practice at Overlook Hospital in Summit.