The Surgeon: Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum specializes in procedures with knee and hip replacement. He works out of White Plains, New York as he trained at Rothman Insititute of Philadelphia. The surgeon was awarded the James A. Vohs Award for Quality according to WebMD. He has developed his own hip system too and is knowledgeable about various medical systems. In addition, he is the founding Executive Director of Medscape Othropaedics on the Internet.

Ideamensch recently conducted an interview with Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum on his practice, career, and some interesting facts about himself. A brief overview of the doctor is that he is the Chairman of Orthopaedics at Bronxcare Health System located in that same area of New York City. The surgeon earned his degree from Brown University in 1979 and later on completed his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A daily routine finds him checking emails and social media sites, along with getting down to it by working with various patients throughout the day and connecting with people on LinkedIn. He brings ideas to life by developing a plan and looking at the best method to execute it. Ira Kirschenbaum greatly believes in the value of marketing with other professionals such as surgeons and doctors. The doctor knows that whoever you are, somebody is better than you or outperforming you, so he would tell his younger self to learn from them.

Interestingly, the surgeon lists that the best 100 bucks he ever spent were on audiobooks on Non-fiction and fiction. He also recommended a software service called Calendly.com, which is a great tool to separate time during the week and make appointments to see him. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum ends the interview on one of the last questions speaking about his favorite book titled “Blink” on rapid decision making.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum