Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is an orthopedic surgeon who lives and works in New York City. He works at Bronxcare Health System as the chairman of orthopaedics. He mainly operates on people to fix their joints and bones inside their shoulders and knees and also performs hip replacement surgeries.
He has a subspecialty which is reconstructing badly damaged knees. This can include those that are splintered, cracked, or broken. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum says it’s rare that he sees a hip that needs to be repaired in this way as broken hips don’t occur that often.
Beyond his field of medicine, he has also worked professionally in other industries. His past experience includes business management, information technology, process re-engineering, and serving as a leader at not-for-profits. He says that a lot of unexpected things have occurred during the course of his career making his professional life pretty exciting.
Early on in his career, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum helped found Prodigy Communications Corporation which was an online firm. Establishing this company in 1988, his company provided its subscribers with a way to get information over the internet. This included news, travel, weather, and other topics. After leaving Prodigy in 1991 he worked at another tech company, Gnu Image, which was a graphics editing software firm.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has also been a consultant. He served in this role for 14 years for Stryker Corporation. This company, based in Michigan, is a medical technology firm. His advice involved marketing, implant design, and the storage of data. He also worked at Medscape where he was the executive director of orthopaedics.
For four years, from 1991 to 1995, he filled two positions at Kaiser Permanente. These were the director of orthopedic resource management and chief of adult reconstructive surgery. His job was to decide how resources should be allocated and to design and implement joint replacement programs.
He was also in private practice from 2000 to 2008. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum performed more than 500 orthopedic surgeries a year. Additionally, he has been heavily involved with WebMD where he has served in several ways such as message board editor and blog editor.
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