Steven Kirshblum, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Steven Kirshblum is the chief medical officer for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine. He is a professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the spinal cord injury medicine fellowship program director. In addition, Dr. Kirshblum is the chief medical officer for Kessler Foundation and co-director of its Centers for Spinal Stimulation.

Dr. Kirshblum began his career at Kessler in 1990. He is the project co-director of the Northern New Jersey Model Spinal Cord Injury System, one of only 18 federally-designated centers in the country. He is a past President of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals and American Paraplegia Society and has served and continues to serve on numerous advisory boards and foundations for spinal cord research. He is currently on the board of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.

Dr. Kirshblum earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

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