As the Chairman of Orthopedics at Bronxcare Health System, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has a lot on his plate as he manages to maintain a successful career but just how does he manage to stay afloat in such a busy world? He recently sat down with idea mensch to discuss how he manages to maintain his success and what an average day looks like for him. He begins by checking email and social media in an effort to establish contact with other people affiliated with the healthcare industry. He then shows up at work bright and early to hold a meeting with the top administration officials in his department to discuss their plans and itinerary for the week ahead. On certain days, he does have appointments with patients but, other times, he focuses on improving patient care.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum finds that value-based healthcare is extremely intriguing and he believes it will mark a turning point in the healthcare industry. Then, he said that if he could go back in time and give advice to his younger self, he would tell him that there is most likely someone out there who is doing the same work as him only in a better and more efficient manner. He would then advise his younger self to seek out that person and learn from him/her. Additionally, he believes the best $100 he ever spent is when he purchased audiobooks as he believes that reading fine literature is one of the key factors to achieving success as well as maintaining it over long periods of time.
He mentioned that his favorite quote is “Don’t regret where you have been if you like where you are” although the origin of that quote is unclear. So we wish him the best of luck in his future