Dr. Kirschenbaum: The Prolific Surgeon.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is an orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in hip and knee replacement. He is chairman of orthopaedics at the BronxCare Health System. He has dedicated his life to correcting congenital and non-congenital bone, joint, and ligament problems. And through relentless effort in his practice, thousands of patients have been given a new lease of life.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum’s influence reaches beyond the medical field. His insatiable desire for learning and passion for innovation have seen him get involved in many other companies. He was involved in the creation of Prodigy a company that provided subscribers with networked services; Gnu Image, a company that produces image editing softwares; and as a consultant for Stryker corporation where he gave advice on marketing, data storage, and implant design.

In the mid-1990s, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum was Executive Director of Orthopedics at BoneHone (now known as Medscape). Medscape is a website that provides medical information for physicians and health professionals. He stayed at Medscape from 2004 to 2008 Where he served as editor and writer for their subsidiary WebMD.

He also served as chief of adult reconstructive surgery and director of orthopaedic resource management for the Kaiser Consortium from 1991 to 1995. During his time there, he won the Vohs Award for Quality for his innovations in allocating resources and joint replacement programs. He worked as a private practitioner from 2000 until 2008 and performed over 500 surgeries every year.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. He undertook further study at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in the Bronx. and completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center between 1986 and 1990

He studied Management in Healthcare Delivery at Harvard Business School. In 2011 and 2012, he took a course over Value Measurement in Healthcare in 2018.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Orthopedic Research Society and the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Read about Dr. Ira’s insights on new trends in joint replacements

Dr. Holterman’s Impact on the Medical Community

Dr. Mark Holterman is a pediatric surgeon as well as a professor at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Peoria. He received his undergrad from Yale University and moved on to attend University of Virginia School of Medicine. His dedication and passion for helping others is what has made him successful in his career. Dr. Holterman is fluent in multiple languages as he travels the globe helping other communities. He has been awarded America’s Top Doctor multiple times as well as several other awards.

In an article written by Positive Facts, Dr. Mark Holterman discusses how he hopes to support global healthcare innovations. He is a pediatrician based out of Chicago. He has developed advanced surgical skills and is known for his kindness. Dr. Holterman is not only dedicated to helping children in his community, but donates time and money to help children all over the world.

Dr. Holterman has been interviewed multiply times, and has expressed his passion for helping children in all of them (https://interview.net/dr-mark-holterman/). Holterman does not shy away from challenges and prides himself in making timely, accurate diagnoses. His goal in life is for healthcare to be readily available for all children, across the globe.

Dr. Holterman co-founded the Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies. The organization is non-profit and focuses on the importance of stem cell research. Dr. Holterman that this will help create lines of communication across the world for cellular treatment. He also helped form IPSAC-VN, a team of pediatric specialist working together to advance their skills in order to better treat children. These members often provide medical services for free. Not only do they provide medical services, they help educate future doctors in the countries they visit. In addition to this, they bring new surgeons from Vietnam to the United States to study.

Dr. Holterman spends a large amount of time reading about new technologies and developing new skills so he can continue helping children. Working with Mariam Global Health, Dr. Holterman and a team discuss funding new ideas that could improve how children are being cared for. He has an understanding with the importance of funding and bringing new ideas to life.