Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is Bronxcare Health System’s Chairman of Orthopaedics in New York City. He is a specialist in hip, knee, and shoulder replacements. He has experience in information technology, innovation design, operations leadership, and process reengineering. He has written and lectured about joint replacement surgery. He was DTC Healthcom’s Chief Medical Officer and Swiftpath Program’s Advisory Chief Program Officer. Since 1995, he has been an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ member and an EHR Project Team Board of Directors’ member since 2010. He was Kaiser Permanente System’s Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery. He was WebMD’s Community Health Editor and he joined the team that created Medscape.
In 1979, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum attended Brown University to earn his undergraduate degree. He completed his residency after graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He went on to train at Thomas Jefferson University.
He helped create the website BoneHone after Medscape brought it up. He begins each day by checking his emails and social media to connect people in the healthcare industry. His work day starts by meeting with top administration to make plans for the week.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum comes up with an idea, investigates methods to make it possible, and then he develops a distribution plan. He is excited about value-based healthcare. Connecting with the doctors and surgeons in his department makes him more productive. He would tell his younger self to find someone who does what he does better and learn. He envisions a positive future for healthcare. He says reading great fiction literature and non-fiction books is important for success. Calendly.com allows him to map out when appointments can be made directly. He recommends reading the book Blink to learn about rapid decision making.