Ronald Kanner, MD
Ron Kanner was born in Brooklyn, New York and received his education at Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn College and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Madrid, Spain. His internship was at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia General Hospital) in 1975. His residency and chief residency in Neurology were at the Affiliated Hospitals of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York. Following residency, he did two years of fellowship in Neuro-Oncology and Pain Management at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, under the guidance of Drs. Kathleen Foley and Jerome Posner. He joined the faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1981, to pursue his interest in pain management and neurological education.
In 1981, he established the Pain Service at the Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1985, along with Dr. Russell Portenoy, he expanded the service to include Montefiore Medical Center. His publications have centered around pain management, both in cancer and non-cancer patients. His other major concentration has been in medical education. He served as an Assistant Dean at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and he now serves as Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Neurology.
He is currently Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the North Shore -LIJ Health System, in New York, and Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.