Steven Kirshblum MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (KIR) and Kessler Foundation (KF).
Dr. Kirshblum received his medical degree from University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, and completed his residency in PM&R at Mt Sinai in NY. He is board certified in PM&R and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Medicine.
Dr. Kirshblum serves as the Director of Spinal Cord Program for KIR, the co-director of the Northern NJ Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems and co-director for the Center for Spinal Stimulation at KF.
Dr Kirshblum has published >200 peer-reviewed publications, and is editor of three textbooks, and a children???s book related to SCI. He has served in many leadership roles for numerous national organizations including past president of Academy of Spinal Cord Professionals (ASCIP), American Paraplegia Society, Chair of the International Standards Committee for ASIA, as well as a current ASIA Board member.
M.D., 1986, Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, Medicine