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Jonathan Kirschner

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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  • BS with Honors, Cornell University


    Dr. Kirschner is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), Sports Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  He completed subspecialty fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. He received the Earl C. Elkins award for achieving the highest score in the nation on the PMR board examination.  As a resident he received the James Mclean Resident As Teacher Award for teaching excellence. 

    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, and correlation between ultrasound and electrodiagnostic parameters, among others.


Spinner D, Kirschner JS. Accuracy of Ultrasound-Guided Superficial Trigeminal Nerve Blocks Using Methylene Blue in Cadavers. Pain Medicine 2012; 13(11): 1469-1473.

Foye PM, Kirschner JS. Ganglion Impar In: Furman MB, ed. In: Atlas of Image Guided Spinal Procedures . Philadelphia, PA, Elservier;.

Kirschner JS, Furman MB, Berkwits L. Introduction In: Furman MB, ed. In: Atlas of Image Guided Spinal Procedures . Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier;.

Kirschner JS, Furman MB. Needle Techniques. In: Atlas of Image Guided Spinal Procedures In: Furman MB, ed. Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier;.

Kim R, Kirschner JS, Furman MB. Essential fluoroscopic techniques and tricks. In: Furman MB, ed . In: Atlas of Image Guided Spinal Procedures. Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier;.

Kirschner JS. Radial Neuropathy, In Visco CJ, Chimes GP, eds. In: Mclean Course in Electrodiagnostic Medicine. New York, NY, Demos;.

Kirschner JS, Foye PM, Cole JL. Piriformis Syndrome: Response. Muscle And Nerve 2010; 41(3): 429-430.

Kirschner JS, Cole JL, Foye PM. Piriformis Syndrome: diagnosis and treatment. Muscle And Nerve 2009; 40(1): 10-18.

Elwood DM, Kirschner JS, Moroz A, Berliner J. Exploring systems-based practice in a sample of physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs.. PMR 2009; 1(3): 223-228.

Elwood DM, Kirschner JS. Rehabilitation Policy: Bracing for the future. The PM & R Resident 2008; 17(2).

Elwood DM, Kirschner JS, Melvin JL. CMS Rehabilitation Policy: Expediency vs. Efficiency. Health Policy Newsletter 2006; 19(2): 4.

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Dr. Kirschner did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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