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: 504-568-2577

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
  1. Kishner S, Griffee SR, Drakh A, Sterne EF, Kishner JL. “Pain Management in the Geriatric Population”. In: Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine. McGraw Hill. In press.
  2. Raj MA, Kishner S, Khoutorova E, Murphy CA. “Is It Possible to Diagnose Borderline Mild Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Nerve Conduction Studies with Normal Median Motor and Sensory Latencies Without Using the Combined Sensory Index?PM&RVolume 9, Issue 9, Supplement 1, September 2017, Page S164
  3. Kishner S , Murphy CP, Maxi MC, Cali MG, Mercante DE. “Stimulation Across the Transverse Carpal Ligament in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”. PM R. 2016 Sep;8(9S):S153.
  4. Kishner S, Mahaney P, Graffanino J. Williams K. “Medial plantar to radial nerve sensory amplitude ratio in the diagnosis of early diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy.” Muscle and Nerve, 52(2015) S24.
  5. Kishner S, Clevenger S. " Peripheral Neuropathy Associated With Drugs and Toxins", AAPM&R Knowledge Now. September 2, 2015,
  6. Lirette R, Courseault, J, Kishner, S. Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot. AAPM&R Online Case Study, MSK Case #48. September 2015,
  7. Kishner S, Tran JP. Opioid Medications. In: Pain Management and Palliative Care – A Comprehensive Clinical Guide, edited by Kimberly Sackheim. 2015. ISBN 978-1493924615.
  8. Patel N, Courseault J, Kishner, S. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II. AAPM&R Online Case Study, MSK Case #44. December 2014,
  9. Clevenger S, Kishner S. Generalized Weakness and Right Upper and Lower Extremity Numbness and Tingling For 2 Years, AAPM&R Case of the month, EMG Case #116, for March 2014.  Available at:
  10. Mahaney P, Kishner S, Koch B. Difference in Diagnosis of Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow Between Abductor Digiti Quinti and First Dorsal Interosseous. Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil 2014; 93 (23): a65.
  11. Kishner S, Rochelle J. Intermittent Priapism Related to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil 2014; 93 (23): a41.
  12. Morello J, Kishner S. Dog Bite to the Right Upper Extremity, AAPM&R Case of the month, EMG Case #115, for January 2014.  Available at:
  13. Drakh A, Kishner S. Low Energy Availability in Female Athletes. Medscape Reference. Updated January 16, 2014. Available at:
  14. Miller JP, Kishner S. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Medscape Reference. Updated January 16, 2014. Available at:
  15. Le QD, Kishner S, Clasby CD, Sharma N. Knee Injection. Medscape Reference. Updated November 08, 2013. Available at:
  16. Kishner S, Rothaermel B. “Cervical Spine MRI Abnormalities in Asymptomatic Subjects.”  PM&R Journal. September 2013; 5(9): S302.
  17. Kishner S. " Radial Nerve Mononeuropathy", AAPM&R Knowledge Now. August 30, 2013,
  18. Kishner S, Elliott L. "Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies", eMedicine from WebMD, July 2, 2013.
  19. Black JF, Kishner S. "Cancer and Rehabilitation", eMedicine from WebMD, March 19, 2013.
  20. Kishner S, Rothaermel BJ, Sterne E. Thoracic Spine Abnormalities in Asymptomatic Subjects.  Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil 2013; 92 (3): a26.
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