San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist, clinical medical ethicist and disability studies scholar. She is on the medical staff at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital on Chicago’s West Side and on the faculty at the University of Illinois in the Department of Disability and Human Development, and the Department of Medical Education. She is one of the founding partners of the Community Care Alliance of Illinois, a new not-for-profit health plan serving seniors and adults with disabilities in Medicaid and Medicare Advantage, where she serves as a trustee and Chief Medical Officer overseeing the model of care for people with physical disabilities. Dr. Kirschner’s clinical focus is on complex neurological disabilities, with particular interest in adult spina bifida, neuromuscular diseases and cerebral palsy. Her academic interests include medical humanities and bioethics with a focus on disability issues.