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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

4.8 4.8 173 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
Stroke and Cerebrovascular
Vascular Neurology

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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Experience always good.
Patient | October 1, 2018

Dr Kirshner is always very thorough and seems to truly care about his patients. He always spends a good amount of time and does not rush. More doctors should follow suit!
Patient | September 26, 2018

Dr. Kirshner is the best neurologist in Nashville.
Patient | September 25, 2018

he is direct and honest with us and is caring when he takes care of me
Patient | September 13, 2018

Dr. Krishner is very concerned about my health and care - he's been my dr. for 18 ys.
Patient | August 30, 2018

I have the utmost respect for Dr. Kirshner. Dr. Kirshner has never stopped looking for a cause to what I have been explaining for my symptoms for the last 18 months. We now believe we understand what is causing my symptoms and hope that they will not worsen anymore than they have become over the last nearly three years since my stroke. With Dr. Kirshner's support and tireless endeavor, I continue to push myself to keep going.
Patient | August 20, 2018

Awesome dr.
Patient | June 29, 2018

Excellent exp. #10. Excellent.
Patient | May 12, 2018

I would like to express my appreciation for the amount of time Dr. Kirshner spent with me obtaining my PMHx and recent Hx leading to my need to be seen and performing his assessments. He was very thorough, professional and reassuring.
Patient | May 6, 2018

Dr. Kirshner has takes extra time to make sure I'm functioning well in day to day life and how medications affecting me.
Patient | May 4, 2018

He always includes me and my family in my care. He explains everything. If he thinks something is not right, he tells me, if possible, he gives me options. Very caring. Includes my local physician in what he is doing. They coordinate my care.
Patient | April 22, 2018

Dr. Kirshner is SUPERB. He treats my questions seriously & answers them thoroughly, thoughtfully, & patiently. His manner is professional & caring. I have complete confidence in his medical advice.
Patient | March 9, 2018

In 30+years always a great experience.
Patient | February 26, 2018

Always had good experiences at Vanderbilt and Dr. Kirshner office visits. #10. Very, very good.
Patient | January 11, 2018

Dr. Kirshner is a wonderful doctor. I would not be here today if it was not for him. He has been my doctor since I was 27. I'm 45, so I have been seeing him for 18 1/2 years.
Patient | November 10, 2017

We trust Dr. Kirshner for my husband's treatment - he is very compassionate.
Patient | November 7, 2017

Patient | October 28, 2017

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