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Ira H. Kirschenbaum, MD

Dr. Kirschenbaum is in private and academic practice and specializes in hip and knee replacement, complex revision surgery, major shoulder surgery, arthroscopy, and joint trauma reconstruction.

Dr. Kirschenbaum currently practices in his White Plains office. He is a member of the Westchester Orthopaedic Institute of White Plains Hospital Center.

Fellowship trained in Hip and Knee Replacement and Reconstructive Surgery at The Rothman Institute, Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Kirschenbaum has the distinction of being a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The Orthopaedic Research Society, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Having performed hundreds of joint replacement procedures, Dr. Kirschenbaum was awarded the prestigious Vohs Award for Quality in 1994 when he was Chief of Reconstructive Surgery for Kaiser Permanente in the Northeast for the development of a nationally recognized hip and knee replacement program.

In addition to surgery, Dr. Kirschenbaum is on the Board of the Arthritis Foundation in the Hudson Valley Region, developer of a cementless hip replacement system, and holds numerous trademarks and inventions in medical information systems and surgical instruments. Most recently he has served as the Founding Executive Director of Orthopaedics on the Internet Web Site Medscape.

Dr. Kirschenbaum is the National Health Professional for the Joint Replacement Community and Message Board of:


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Dr. Kirschenbaum has been rated Top Surgeon by The Consumers' Research Council of America.

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