The mission of SwiftPath is to develop the highest quality processes for Orthopaedic episodes of care. We endeavor to change the existing paradigm by advancing cost-effective, state-of-the-art joint replacement for all those who need it. Episodes of care start when the patient is deciding to have surgery and end with long-term follow-up. We analyze, restructure, and deploy quality programs involving all the providers of care. We believe that fostering education, training, and consensus with those working directly with patients in a wide range of medical delivery environments develops the necessary basis for programs that improve outcomes decrease complications, increase efficiencies, and elevate the patient experience. Integrity. Excellence. Collaboration. Respect.
Dr. Craig McAllister and Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum (Dr. K) first crossed paths 30 years ago, as orthopedic residents at Montefiore/Albert Einstein Hospitals, Bronx, NY. They had a strong kinship right from the start, recognizing in each other a fellow visionary, each with complimentary interests and skills. They are both nationally recognized experts, with numerous publications and TV appearances. They are both entrepreneurs who have started multiple businesses in addition to their surgical practices. Together they are a force to be reckoned with; Dr. K with a passion for programming and building state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, and Dr. McAllister focusing on research and development of minimally invasive surgical techniques and medical devices.
Dr. McAllister is President, Chief Medical Officer and a Founder of SwiftPath, LLC. His clinical and academic background includes a strong focus on surgeon education, patient education, minimally invasive surgical techniques, computer navigation, and outpatient joint replacement. Dr. McAllister has a proven track record of combining hands-on teaching methods, surgeon education, and instrument design. He is recognized for his lectures, publications, and research efforts in the areas of minimally invasive surgery and computer navigation in joint replacement. His research and publications demonstrate his extensive involvement in academic medicine and his commitment to lifelong education.
Dr. Kirschenbaum serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer and member of the Advisory Board of SwiftPath. He is an active clinical and academic orthopedic surgeon, and has over 27 years of success in developing systems that allow more people to access high quality, specialty care and enjoy high levels of patient satisfaction. Currently he is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He is also on the Advisory Board of Medscape. Dr. Kirschenbaum has had a notable career in information technology and is a leading authority on cloud databases, clinical apps, and online communication. Dr. Kirschenbaum’s experience covers a broad range of entrepreneurial, corporate and non-profit operations, leadership, process reengineering, information technology, and innovation design. He is an expert at developing and implementing efficient solutions to IT challenges, allowing for rapid business growth and nimble responsiveness to stakeholder concerns.