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Dr. Howard Kirshner, MD

Vascular Neurology ·  Male · Age 73

Dr. Kirshner

Vanderbilt Neurosciences

1301 MEDICAL CENTER DR Ste 3930 Nashville, TN 37232

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Dr. Howard Kirshner, MD is a vascular neurology specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1972 and specializes in vascular neurology.


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Dr. Kirshner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kirshner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirshner treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kirshner treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirshner treats Thrombosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kirshner treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirshner treats Cerebral Artery Thrombosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kirshner treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kirshner's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Kirshner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kirshner

3.7

Based on 3 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
33.333333333333336%
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What People Say About Dr. Howard Kirshner, MD
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How this guy ever was taken on board at Vanderbilt beats me. I had a TMI (mini-stroke) December of 2016. I was subsequently admitted to Vanderbilt where Dr. Kirshner was one of a handful of doctors if you want to be kind, who not only miscalculated the seriousness of my condition, but following my ill advised release, took it upon himself to mock me through the Vanderbilt Health patient portal. Stay away from Vandy if you've experienced even a minor stroke.
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Dr. Kirshner is the best neurologist in Nashville. He's intelligent, up-to-date, and really listens to and cares about his patients.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Kirshner, MD is a vascular neurology specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1972 and specializes in vascular neurology.

Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Education

Mass Gen Hospital
Residency Hospital
1975
Natl Inst Hlth
Fellowship Hospital
1973
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1972
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1975
1973
1972

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average