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Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum

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Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is the Chairman of Orthopaedics at Bronxcare Health System in New York City. With a specialization in bone and joint problems, along with hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, Dr. Kirschenbaum has maintained a notable and unique career. He has decades of experience in operations leadership, information technology, and innovation design[1]. In addition, he has lectured over and peer reviewed [2]a number of scientific journals over joint replacement and surgical practice.

Career[edit | edit source]

Before his current position, Dr. Kirschenbaum served as the Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the Kaiser Permanente System[3]. He also managed his own practice where he took care of 500 surgery patients every year[4]. He was also part of the team that created Medscape, which was later acquired by WebMD[5].

His work at Bronxcare Health System has allowed for the major increase in surgical services and outpatient services. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum also serves as the Advisory Chief Technology Officer for the Swiftpath Program. He is also a Managing Partner at Sprocket Health and a Chief Medical Officer at DTC Healthcom. In addition he has been a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1995. He also worked as an Orthopaedic consultant to Stryker Corporation.

Dr. Kirschenbaum is an advocate for value-based healthcare[6].


Education

Dr. Kirschenbaum attended Brown University for his undergraduate degree.[7] He later graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his residency, Dr. Kirschenbaum trained at the Rothman Institute and at Thomas Jefferson University, where he completed his fellowship hip a[8]nd knee replacement and reconstructive surgery.