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Joshua Hirsch, MD
Joshua Hirsch, MD
Vice Chair Procedural Services and Service Line Chief of NeuroInterventional Radiology
Chief, Interventional Spine Service
Associate Departmental Quality Chair
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
NeuroInterventional Radiology, Department of Radiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Residency, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Fellowship, Lahey Clinic
- Fellowship, Lahey Clinic Medical Center
American Board Certifications
- Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
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Dr. Hirsch has multiple research interests and actively publishes extensively in the peer-reviewed literature. His research includes cerebrovascular disease and minimally invasive options to treat cerebrovascular conditions such as intracranial aneurysms (both ruptured and unruptured), arterio-venous malformations and large vessel occlusion leading to stroke. As a result of this research, Dr. Hirsch has led the development of multiple clinical guidelines for cerebrovascular disease and is invited around the world to lecture on these topics.
Dr. Hirsch's research includes many important projects related to percutaneous augmentation. He has authored one of the largest series in the peer-reviewed literature for the minimally invasive treatment of both malignant and benign vertebral compression fractures. Most recently, he has focused on futuristic elements such as treatment of new sites and new theories of treatment. Concurrently, Dr. Hirsch has been very active in defining standards for systematic reviews and meta-analyses in interventional pain management (IPM). To that end, he has published extensively in the IPM space.
Additionally, Dr. Hirsch has published extensively on socioeconomic issues, health care policy, interventional operations management, comparative effectiveness research and evidence-based clinical practice.
Dr. Hirsch is a founding editor of the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, has served on the editorial board on many prestigious journals and has produced multiple podcasts in association with these various publications.