Dr. Kirschner was born and raised in New York City. At he was a city-champion gymnast, which cultivated his interests in both sports and pain medicine. His clinical focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of bone, joint, nerve, tendon and muscle, with particular emphasis on spine disorders. He has expertise in ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided injection techniques. He also performs diagnostic studies including EMG and nerve conduction studies, discography of the cervical and lumbar spine, medial branch, rami communicantes and selective spinal nerve blocks.
Dr. Kirschner’s goal is to restore function, reduce pain, and promote an active, healthy lifestyle using conservative measures whenever possible. He lectures extensively and has written numerous peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters on the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal disease. His research interests include the efficacy of ultrasound guided procedures, novel uses for ultrasound in musculoskeletal medicine, correlation between ultrasound and electrodiagnostic parameters, the role of rami communicantes block in the diagnosis and treatment of discogenic pain, among others.