A Look at the Career Path Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum followed to End up at BronxCare Health System

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum goes beyond caring for his patients to establish strong relationships with them in an effort to strive towards medical excellence as well as breakthrough care. He is the Chairman of orthopedics at the BronxCare Health System in New York City.



Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has had an interesting journey to success. His life has taken twists and turns. He has been in business management, information technology, process re-engineering and more, an experience that made him built his well-rounded approach to leadership as well as practice.



In 1988, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum was instrumental in the starting of Prodigy Communications Corporation, a company co-owned by IBM as well as Sears. He left in 1991 for Gnu Image, a graphic editing program producer.



In 1991, Dr. Kirschenbaum joined Stryker Corporation as a consultant and stayed there until 2015. He also worked at Orthopaedics for Medscape as an Executive Director. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum served at Kaiser Permanente consortium as both chief of adult reconstructive surgery as well as director of orthopedic resource management. He served in that capacity so well that he was recognized with “Vohs Award for Quality”.



Between 2000 and 2008, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum operated his own practice performing 500 surgeries a year. He spent a year at RAND Corporation serving in the health information technology panel.



As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Kirschenbaum is a specialist on joint as well as bone issues, knee, hip, as well as shoulder replacements. He has been designated “Top Surgeon” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America in recognition of his extensive service replacing thousands of joints.



So far, he has been BronxCare Health System’s Chairman of Orthopedics since 2008. Until recently, he also served as Director of Surgical Operations at the company. He has played a major role in the growth of BronxCare Health System and now, it performs 8-times as many surgeries as compared to before his arrival.



Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum serves at Swiftpath as the Advisory Chief Technology Officer. He also serves as DTC Health Com’s Chief Medical Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the Brown University. He holds completed medical and orthopedic education from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has been on different forums discussing variant issues on patient treatment.


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