Category Archives: Medical Practitioner

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum’s Career in Orthopaedics

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a fully accredited orthopedic surgeon in the medical industry by all relevant authorities. He is an orthopedic surgeon and chairman at Bronxcare Health System in New York. His expertise is renowned in joints and bones surgeries involving knee, shoulder and hip replacement.

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that specializes explicitly in the correction of bones, muscles, and ligaments. Dr. Kirschenbaum’s mainly concentrates in correcting orthopedics problems related to patients who were born with the conditions, but he sometimes performs surgeries on sportsmen and women in New York and has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years.

A brief background of Dr. Kirschenbaum

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum studied for his undergraduate degree at Brown University and then attended Albert Einstein’s College of Medicine. He later studied at Rothman Institute after completing his residency and continued to earn his fellowship in reconstructive surgery and hip and knee replacement at Thomas Jefferson University. His experience in orthopedics has led him to earn a unique reputation as a surgeon.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has impressive leadership skills in operations, innovative designs and information technology. He has also lectured and offered and offered peer reviews to different scientific journals in orthopedics and also enjoys affiliations with other hospitals including See hospital.

Dr. Kirschenbaum’s career in Orthopaedics

Ira is one among other eleven orthopedic surgeons at Bronx- Lebanon Hospital Centre Health Care System. Before his current position at Bronxcare Health System, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum worked at the Kaiser Permanente System as the Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery. Kirschenbaum also owned his private practice where he took care of over 500 patients annually. Medscape, which was later bought out by WebMD is one his achievements, having been part of the team that developed the system.

In his position at Bronxcare Health System, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is considered to have allowed for an increase in outpatient and surgical cases and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1995. Other notable positions that he has been a part of in the medical industry include Chief Technology Officer for the Swiftpath program, Orthopaedic Consultant to Stryker Corporation and Managing Director at DTC Healthcom.

Read more about Dr. Ira in an interview he gave recently

Promising MS Study and Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta

An experimental treatment for Multiple Sclerosis recently hit its five-year mark with promising results. MS causes the immune system to target the body’s own nerve fibers and their myelin layer. The resulting damage causes a variety of symptoms such as chronic pain, exhaustion, weakness, impaired coordination, and speech difficulties. Relapsing-remitting MS is the most common form of MS with symptoms chronically ranging from minor to extreme.


HDIT/HCT, or “high-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplant,” attempts to reboot the patient’s immune system with a one-time treatment. Blood-forming stem cells are harvested, then high-dose chemotherapy is used to disable the compromised immune system, followed by re-injecting the harvested stem cells to reset the system.


The trial, HALT-MS, consisted of 24 volunteers aged from their twenties to fifties. Each suffered from relapsing-remitting MS that resisted standard treatment. After 5 years, 69 percent of the subjects experienced no progression or relapse, and no new brain lesions.


According to other studies, the HALT-MS results surpassed that of currently available MS drug treatments. This indicates a one-time HDIT/HCT treatment may be more effective than existing treatments. Larger studies are needed to confirm, but HALT-MS is an excellent beginning.


Doctor Shiva Gopal Vasishta, MD is a physician in Voorhees, New Jersey with over 38 years of experience in Neurology and Psychiatry, including MS. Dr. Vasishta completed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Boston University Medical Center. He holds his license with the state of New Jersey.


Shiva Vasishta participates in the Medicare program. Under Medicare, a patient will only be billed for the authorized deductible and co-insurance. Medicare billing is done through Eastern Neurodiagnostic Assoc Pc.


Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta’s office number is (856) 651-0060, and his offices are located at 2301 Evesham Rd, Pavillion 800 Suite 209, Voorhees, NJ 08043.