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Dr. Howard Kirshner

Professor and Vice Chair, Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
A-0118 Vanderbilt Medical Center North

Brief Biography:

Dr. Kirshner is Professor of Neurology, Vice Chairman of Neurology, and Director of the Vanderbilt Stroke Center. He graduated from Williams College Summa Cum Laude in 1968, Harvard Medical School cum laude in 1972, completed internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Staff Associate training at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kirshner has been at Vanderbilt since 1978. He directs the Vanderbilt Stroke Center and performs research studies on acute stroke treatment and secondary stroke prevention. Other interests include neurorehabilitation, aphasia, dementia, and behavioral Neurology. Dr. Kirshner is the author of 5 books and numerous scientific publications. He has served on the editorial board of Neurology. He is currently the book review editor for the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.


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