Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a New York City based surgeon, who holds prominent positions relative to orthopedic surgery. He currently practices knee replacement surgery at the Bronx Care Health System in Bronx, NY.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a graduate of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. It was here that he completed his medical residency. Furthermore, Kirschenbaum holds a B.S. from Brown University and also attended Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has noted a recent increase in replacement surgery for knee, hip and shoulder. He and others attribute the increase, particularly for hip and knee replacement, due to the continuing presence of obesity among the general population and also the increase in availability of surgical care. Most of the replacement procedures are occurring for patients in their sixth decade of life.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum indicates he enjoys collaborating and meeting with other medical practitioners. He has been, and continues to be a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Formerly, he served as Chair of Reconstructive Surgery with Kaiser Permanente; he also served as board member of the Hudson Valley Arthritis Foundation. In the mid-1990s, Kirschenbaum was awarded for providing excellence in service, receiving the James A. Vohs award. At the time he was with Kaiser Permanente, Northeast region.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is noted to be a founder of Medscape Orthopedics on the worldwide web. This is a small part of what is known as webMD. He also holds patents for several trademarks and medical inventions. These include a hip replacement system not using cement, instruments used for performing partial knee replacements and DVD-techniques for knee replacement, which is a registered product of the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Kirschenbaum is involved with an area of surgical practice that addresses and corrects maladies involving ligaments, muscles and bones within the knees, hips and shoulders of patients. He also is active in orthopedic research and has himself received knee replacement surgery in the recent past.