Over the past few years, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has been a noted specialist in knee, hip, and shoulder replacements. He’s also been serving as the Chairman of Orthopedics at Bronx care Health System. However, it’s not his surgical skills that have landed him positive attention, but his overall contributions to Orthopedics.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum began his undergraduate studies at Brown University before moving on to study medicine at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his residency, he had a fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery at the Rothman Institute. It was then that he began his entrepreneurial streak when he went to Harvard Business School after he completed his medical training and earned a certificate in health care delivery management.
He followed this by founding or co-founding some medical organizations with the most notable being Medscape. GQ and WebMD quickly bought this. Following this, he also served as a Community Health Editor for WebMD. Known in the field as an innovator, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has specialized in process engineering and information technology. Because of that background, he was able to design multiple joint replacement systems that are standard practice today.
On top of the thousands of successful joint replacement surgeries he has performed, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has delivered extensive lectures and published books and articles about orthopedic surgery. It isn’t just public praise that he’s earned, but also a vast number of awards.
Many of these have focused on his innovation, ethics and quality care. These awards and accolades can be traced back to Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum’s investment in his patients and staff. When asked about what habits are essential to productivity in the health care industry, he replied by saying connecting with each of his colleagues was the best practice possible. This link provides more information about how networking has helped him change the field of Orthopedics.
Not only did he make it a habit of reaching out on a regular basis, but he also held regular meetings with key staff. These meetings were extremely focused and aimed at providing the best care possible to patients. Advancements in technology are always driving health care, and Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has always been a pioneer in this regard. In recent years, he’s also helped to increase the awareness for the benefits of 3D technology and robotic technologies in surgery.