Last updated on: 6/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Howard Kirshner, MD Biography

Title:
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Hearing and Speech Sciences as well as Vice-Chairman of Neurology at Vanderbilt University
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I do not support active euthanasia at present.”

Email to Euthanasia ProCon.org, Jan. 4, 2007

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University
  • Vice-Chairman of Neurology, Vanderbilt University
  • Director, Vanderbilt Stroke Center
  • Program Director of Stroke Service, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Staff Neurologist, Nashville Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Consultant, St. Thomas Hospital
  • Book Review Editor, Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 2004-present
  • Fellow, American Neurological Association, 1986-present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology, 1984-present
  • Member, American Medical Association, 1982-present
  • Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education, 2005
  • Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education, 2005
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching (Teaching Medical Students, Residents, and/or Fellows in the Clinical Setting), 2004
  • Editorial Board Member, Neurology, 1996-2001
Education:
  • Clinical Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 1975–1978
  • Residency, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1972
  • BA, Williams College, summa cum laude, 1968
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Terri Schiavo's Feeding Tube Have Been Removed?