The Chairman of Orthopedics at Bronxcare Health System in the Bronx of New York City is Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum. His specialty is joint and bone problems; he focuses on the knee, hip and shoulder replacement surgeries. His high standing and respected career are primarily due to his leadership, new designs, and medical technology. He has been published and is a lecturer overviewing joint replacement surgeries and innovating new joint replacement systems.
Dr. Kirchenbaum went to Brown University and received his undergraduate degree in 1979. He finished his residency from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After, he trained in hip and knee reconstructive and replacement surgery from Thomas Jefferson University. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 1995 and has been the Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Kaiser Permanente System before working in the Bronxcare Health System. Currently, he is the Chief Medical Officer for DTC Healthcom and helped create Medscape Orthopedics and is an editor for WebMD. He was also an orthopedic advisor to Stryker Corporation.
Dr. Kirschenbaum has developed tools for partial knee replacements and created a cement-less hip replacement system. He holds various trademarks and developments in the medical information systems. He produced the DVD Optimizing Techniques in Unicompartmental Knee Replacements. He is energetically involved in discoveries on knee replacements, ceramic hip replacements, and minimally invasive hip and knee replacement methods.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has to stay very productive and has busy days. The key is to connect with the heads of the departments every week. Also, he is very positive about the future in healthcare and is looking forward to seeing the changes. He suggests learning from the people that are already doing what you want to do so that you can progress.