I became interested in medicine at a young age and decided to pursue it as a career during my childhood in Miami, FL, where I was born and raised. Flash forward to some years later, and I attended medical school and then became boarded in Internal Medicine, but later found my more natural niche in the "low tech-high involvement" specialty of psychiatry. My aim is to spend enough time with you in session to understand your issues and goals, rather than employ a "cookie cutter"" approach to psychiatry.
I attended the University of Pennsylvania, where I double majored in Philosophy and the Biological Basis of Behavior. I was fortunate enough to graduate Cum Laude. I then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine and moved on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. I then became Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, but I have since let this certification expire, since I much prefer Psychiatry and never went into practice in Internal Medicine.
I completed a one year fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, GA. I enjoyed working with mental health issues so much, that I then went to Baltimore, MD and took my psychiatry training at Sheppard Pratt Hospital and became boarded in Psychiatry. I chose Sheppard Pratt because of their emphasis on combining training in medication management with psychotherapy so that I could develop expertise in both. My wife, whom I met at Cone Hospital, finally put her foot down and insisted I get a real job, so I entered solo practice in psychiatry here in Jacksonville Beach, FL.
Ron Kirsner, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist
9822 Tapestry Park Circle Unit #206
Jacksonville Beach, FL. 32246
Country/Province: Duval County
Office Telephone: 904-564-2232
Office Fax: 904-207-7897
private practice since 1997
Adults mainly- but I see children for medication management if they also will work with a therapist.