Professor of Neurology and Vice-Chairman
Dr. Kirshner earned his B.A. from Williams College in 1968, graduating summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1972, and began his postgraduate training as an intern in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kirshner spent two years as a staff associate in the Laboratory of Perinatal Physiology at the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke from 1973-1975. He completed his residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and also served a clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School from 1975 – 1978. In 1978, Kirshner joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as Assistant professor in neurology. In 1980 he also took a position as assistant professor of the Division of Hearing and Speech Sciences, and became an associate professor in both entities in 1983.
Currently, Kirshner is a professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Hearing and Speech Sciences. He also holds the positions of vice chairman for the Department of Neurology, director of the Vanderbilt Stroke Center, program director of Stroke Service for the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, staff neurologist for Nashville Veterans Administration Medical Center and consultant for St. Thomas Hospital. Kirshner is board certified in Neurology and Neurorehabilitation.
Howard Kirshner, M.D.
Professor and Vice-Chairman of Neurology
Director, Vanderbilt Stroke Center
Stroke, Behavioral Neurology
Department of Neurology
1161 21st Ave South
A-0118 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232