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Dr. Ronald Kirshner will lead ACH’s new Auburn Heart Institute

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Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) has appointed Dr. Ronald L. Kirshner as Chair and Medical Director of the newly established Auburn Heart Institute (AHI). This appointment aligns with the hospital’s multi-million-dollar investment to expand its cardiovascular services in order to better serve patients in the region.


Dr. Kirshner is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon with over 30 years of experience at Rochester Regional Health Sands‐Constellation Heart Institute, where he served as the Chief of Cardiac Services and Cardiothoracic Surgery. A graduate of Temple University Medical School, Dr. Kirshner completed his internship, residency, and fellowships in Vascular Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is board certified in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery.

Anthony Franceschelli, Chairman of the ACH Board of Trustees, warmly welcomed Dr. Kirshner on behalf of the board, praising his leadership and expertise in Cardiac Services. ACH President and CEO Scott Berlucchi shared his excitement about Dr. Kirshner advancing the hospital’s cardiac services and highlighted other significant transformations in healthcare for the community, including a new $15 million comprehensive cancer center and a robust orthopedic practice.

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Dr. Kirshner expressed his enthusiasm about developing a world-class heart institute in collaboration with his colleagues and the community. He aims to make the Auburn Heart Institute a healthcare destination for cardiac care in Upstate New York by recruiting top cardiologists and cardiac professionals to join the multidisciplinary team.

Initially, the Auburn Heart Institute office will be located in a newly renovated wing on the third floor of Auburn Community Hospital at 17 Lansing Street. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 315-567-0540.