Joshua A Hirsch, M.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Radiology, Research Institute
Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Radiologist
Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1991
evidence-based medicine; fractures, compression; injections, epidural; low back pain; medicare; neurosurgery; pain; pain management; patient protection and affordable care act; polymethyl methacrylate; spinal fractures; spinal stenosis; vertebroplasty 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.
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jahirsch@mgh.harvard.edu
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