Stephen Kishner, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, PM & R Residency Program
Director, Electromyography Laboratory

Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1542 Tulane Ave Box T4M-2

New Orleans, LA 70112

Office: 504-568-2808

Fax: 504-568-2127


BS - 1977
McGill University, Montreal, QC

MD - 1981
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

MS Health Service Administration - 1998
University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL


After completing a mixed internship at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Canada and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Kischner joined the faculty of LSU School of Medicine in 1986. Since that time, he has served as Administrative Director of Rehabilitation Services at LifeCare of New Orleans and as medical director of several rehabilitation facilities. He has also given workshops on chemical neurolysis throughout North America.

Dr. Kishner is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Pain Medicine, and Neuromuscular Medicine. In addition, he has served on the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as an oral examiner in 2007 and 2009.

Research Interests Carpal tunnel syndrome
Peripheral neuropathy
Ankle dorsiflexion
Procrit, safety and efficacy of
DVT Prophylaxis in Post Stroke Patients
Committees & Administrative Responsibilities Institutional Committee for Graduate Medical Education
PM&R Education Committee
PM&R Research Committee
Selected Publications

Kishner S, Mahaney P. Elbow Joint. eMedicine from WebMD. February 10, 2011.

Kishner S, Moradian M, Morello JK. Lumbar Spine. eMedicine from WebMD. January 04, 2011.

Kishner S, Munshi S, Black JF. Shoulder Joint. eMedicine from WebMD. December 17, 2010.

Kishner S, Khan FA, Laborde JM. Osteomyelitis. eMedicine from WebMD. November 02, 2010.

Kishner S, McMyne RC, Comeaux JA. Dermatomes. eMedicine from WebMD. October 27, 2010

Kishner S, Ventre JM, Ioffe J. Brachial Plexus. eMedicine from WebMD. July 21, 2010.

Kishner S, Gündüz H, Munshi S, Gupta S, Goyeneche N. “Electrodiagnosis in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Review”, Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2010; 56:75-80.

Schlosser CE, Segura RC, Kishner S. “Scapulothoracic Joint Pathology”, eMedicine Journal, January 11, 2010.

Kishner S, Clodfelter JA, Rothaermel BJ. “Arthrocentesis, Shoulder”, eMedicine Journal, July 21, 2009.

Kishner S, Chowdhry M. “Injection, Sacroiliac”, eMedicine Journal, May 12, 2009.

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