Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum: A Doctor with Entrepreneurial Drive

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a physician that currently specializes in joint and bone malformation, As well as being the chairman of Orthopedics at the Bronx-care Health System in New York City. When he is not busy in his clinical practice, he is working on his entrepreneurial projects. It’s this entrepreneurial drive that has led him on to gain immense and broad experience in various subjects including: operations leadership, process engineering, information technology and innovation design.

 

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum received his undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1979 and he went on to complete his medical education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received the first part of his on-site training as a resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then he further went on to get training in hip/knee replacement and reconstructive surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Since then, he has completed business courses at Harvard Business School. Furthermore, he has had much success in his entrepreneurial ventures and one of his most striking successes in the business world came when he developed a website called bonehome.com. He grew this business to be a valuable proposition for Medscape as they purchased the website from him. Moreover, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum was the leading and driving force behind Medscape Orthopedics rapid success and revenue in its’ early years.

 

Although Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has clearly had extensive education and Professional Training, his entrepreneurial success seems to have more to do with his character than just his education. As a practicing clinical physician, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum needs to be efficient with this time in order to both be able to keep up as clinician yet also as an entrepreneur. He regiments himself by always keeping up to date with new advances in the healthcare industry and technology. In fact, he has stated that one of his greatest uses of time and money is towards audiobooks and holding regular meetings with his colleagues.

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