Howard S. Kirshner, MD

Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
Chief, Stroke Division, Department of Neurology
Director, Vanderbilt Stroke Center

Dr. Howard S. Kirshner is a board-certified behavioral and vascular neurologist and a Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Kirshner has clinical expertise in the intersection of vascular pathology and Alzheimer’s disease and sees patients in the Stroke Division and Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Division of the Department of Neurology. Dr. Kirshner is an investigator in the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  

Dr. Kirshner completed medical school at Harvard Medical School and a neurology residency and clinical fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1978.