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Neurology Chair

Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman
of Neurology

Faculty By Divisions

Howard S. Kirshner, M.D.

Professor of Neurology and Vice-Chairman


Dr. Kirshner earned his B.A. from Williams College in 1968, graduating summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1972, cum laude, and served as an intern in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kirshner spent two years as a staff associate in the Laboratory of Perinatal Physiology at the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke from 1973-1975. He completed his residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and also served a clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School from 1975 – 1978. In 1978, Dr. Kirshner joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as assistant professor in neurology. In 1980 he also took a position as assistant professor of the Division of Hearing and Speech Sciences, and became an associate professor in both entities in 1983.

Currently, Dr. Kirshner is a professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Hearing and Speech Sciences. He also holds the positions of vice chairman for the Department of Neurology, director of the Vanderbilt Stroke Center, consultant at the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, and consulting neurologist at Williamson Medical Center. Dr. Kirshner is board certified in Neurology, Vascular Neurology, and Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. 


Howard Kirshner, M.D.
Professor and Vice-Chairman of Neurology
Director, Vanderbilt Stroke Center
Stroke, Behavioral Neurology
Department of Neurology

1161 21st Ave South
A-0118 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: 615-936-0060
Fax: 615-936-1286

Research: Stroke