Even after 40 years as a physician, Dr. Henry Hirsch continues to enjoy his job. "I still find patients and medicine exciting," he says. Being able to diagnose illnesses, formulate a treatment plan, and improve patients' lives is especially fulfilling. Seniors often have multiple conditions and medications to manage, which can be challenging, too. I make sure to educate patients about their health, so they can become a partner in their own care."
Dr. Hirsch specializes in internal medicine and cardiology, with specific interest in congestive heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation. He earned his B.S. degree and did post graduate study in microbiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He studied medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed his internship, medical residencies and clinical fellowship in cardiology at Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. Before joining Chen Senior Medical Center, he served in private practice for nearly 40 years and simultaneously taught medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine, which includes subspecialty certification in Cardiovascular Disease and Special Competency in Geriatrics. Dr. Hirsch is a member of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Council of Clinical Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and a Founding Fellow of the Council on Geriatric Cardiology.
Everyone in Dr. Hirsch's family is in the "helping" profession. His wife, Stephanie, is a retired teacher. They have two daughters, Jennifer, a psychologist, and Heather, a speech pathologist. Even the family pet, Callalily, is a pet therapy dog. In his free time, Dr. Hirsch likes to travel, run, attend plays and concerts and work with model trains.