Going Above and Beyond, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is well known in the Bronx Health System, not only for the meticulous care that he delivers to his patients but because he is also the chairman of orthopedics. He has dedicated his life to all aspects of healthcare and the different associated businesses that go hand in hand with it, dabbling in business management, information technology, non-profit leadership, process re-engineering, and other fields as well. Having tested the waters in these different areas have made him the diverse physician that he is today.


Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has a vast educational background. He graduated from Brown University in 1979 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and went on to finish his orthopedic and medical education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in the Bronx. During that time, his residency included researching cartilage and joint growth studies. Dr. Kirschenbaum finished his residency at Montefiore Medical Center between 1986 and 1990 and completed a fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University-the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, training in Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery. Hip and knee replacements were the focus of study there.


From around 2000-2008, Dr. Kirschenbaum held his own private practice and performed around 500 surgeries a year. He also has a keen interest in writing and served as a writer for WebMD in roles such as Message Board Editor, Blog Editor, and Orthopaedic Community Editor on the Expert Panel.


Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has held the position of chairman of orthopedics at BronxCare Health System since 2008. He specializes in knee, hip, and shoulder replacements and bone and joint complication issues. He has engineered joint replacement devices and is widely recognized by his peers in his surgical techniques.


Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a dedicated and innovative leader and continues to thrive on finding better ways to help patients with new procedures and systems to help them achieve a better quality of life and a more thorough healing process. His level of commitment to his patients takes the medical world to a whole new level. He also has shown that working hard towards your goals and finding new ideas can benefit future generations.

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