Chairman of Orthopaedics at Bronxcare Health System of New York City, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, is a specialist in reconstructive surgery for adult patients as well as doing surgical repairs on shoulders, hips, and knees.
Dr. Kirschenbaum has developed new, more advanced systems and procedures to further assist in healing. Kirschenbaum designed a hip replacement system which doesn’t use cement and has developed instruments for partial unicompartmental knee replacements. He also produced a DVD called Optimizing Techniques in Unicompartmental Knee Replacements, a media product of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Kirschenbaum has active involvement with research of ceramic hip replacements, single incision hip and knee replacement techniques with minimal invasion, and partial knee replacements.
Dr. Kirschenbaum serves as the Chief Medical Officer of DTC Health Com. He is also the Advisory Chief Technology Officer of the Swiftpath Program, a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Medscape for which he was Founding Executive Director.
From 2000 until 2008, before his time with the Bronxcare Health System, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum had a private practice where he performed over 500 surgeries within a year. Also within this time frame, he was serving as the Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery as well as the Director of Orthopaedic Research Management at Kaiser Permanente. He took his love of both learning and writing to the next level when he became a Blog Editor, Orthopaedic Community Editor, and Message Board Editor for WebMD on their Expert Panel.
Kirschenbaum graduated from Brown University in 1979 with his undergraduate degree, then went on to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to finish his education. After completing his residency, he went on later to complete his fellowship with Thomas Jefferson University, where he received his training in Adult Reconstructive Surgery.