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Howard S Kirshner, MD


Director, Stroke Center, Division Head, Vascular Neurology, Division Head, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology; Professor of Neurology; Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology

4.7 4.7 187 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
Stroke and Cerebrovascular

Board Certificates

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1980
Vascular Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2005


MD - Harvard University, 1972
Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital, 1975
Internship - Massachusetts General Hospital, 1973


Vanderbilt Neurology
Vanderbilt Neurosciences
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 3930
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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Very informative.
Patient | October 13, 2017

Dr. Kirshner answered all my questions, showed me prior MRI and what concern was. I didn't feel rushed.
Patient | October 9, 2017

At one point there was an error made by care provider - he handed us a written report but it was for another patient instead of my father. This was immediately corrected.
Patient | September 27, 2017

Dr. Kirshner surpasses our expectations, is highly: Attentive, compassionate and competent. Patient is relaxed and family is informed & trust his judgment.
Patient | September 19, 2017

Very understanding - professional an compassionate, with my needs an, illness -
Patient | September 14, 2017

VERY helpful!
Patient | August 10, 2017

Dr. Kirshner is such a professional yet personal physician that he made me feel as though I had known him very well for a long time.
Patient | July 31, 2017

I have had follow-up visits with Dr. Kirchner for 18 years. We get along well.
Patient | July 25, 2017

I've been a patient of Dr. Kirshners for a few decades; and I have complete confidence; in his medical skills. Also, good bedside manner.
Patient | July 18, 2017

We have never ever had such a thorough exam.
Patient | June 16, 2017

I really appreciate the amount of time Dr. Kirshner spent with me during my evaluation.
Patient | May 26, 2017

He is a fantastic doctor!
Patient | May 20, 2017

Wanted to know more about overall studies going on in US.
Patient | March 28, 2017

Dr Kirshner has been my doctor for 12 years. I feel he is the best Neurologist in your Facility, and in Nashville.
Patient | March 27, 2017

Very good experience.
Patient | March 23, 2017

Dr. Kirshner is excellent.
Patient | March 8, 2017

Everyone was really good to me.
Patient | February 20, 2017

Very good. Very patient friendly. Took proper time to answer questions, showed keen interest in problem. #5. No tests.
Patient | January 10, 2017

Patient | December 28, 2016

I simply can't explain how wonderful Vanderbilt has been to me & Dr. Kirshner saved my life in 07 w/the help of the Lord I simply can't praise that wonderful man enough. #1. Very very good. #2. Great.
Patient | December 5, 2016

If dementia pt. believes he is getting better, don't dash his hopes openly.
Patient | November 17, 2016

Thorough, knowledgeable, sensitive -
Patient | November 3, 2016

Excellent in all areas.
Patient | October 31, 2016

Dr. Kirshner never rushes his time with me. I appreciate that very much.
Patient | October 12, 2016