Dr. Magda Kerschner graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Her love of horses brought her to beautiful Lexington, KY where she completed residency in Anesthesiology at The University of Kentucky. Providing anesthesia care for spine surgery patients awakened her love for helping patients with chronic pain. Later on, from her own experience as a Board Certified Interventional Pain Physician, Dr. Kerschner became convinced that although pain is undeniable, suffering is optional. This launched her dream to help people living with chronic pain to reclaim their joy of living through interventional techniques as well as complementary therapies.
Dr. Kerschner feels that staying involved with professional societies helps her keep abreast of new developments in her field. "I truly enjoy bringing new and evidenced based medical improvements to my patients." Dr. Kerschner currently serves as a Vice President of Ohio Interventional Pain Physicians Society and is an active member on Ohio Medical Association's Substance Abuse Committee – an advisory to Ohio legislature and Medical Board. Dr. Kerschner took part in the development of breakthrough legislature in Ohio – HB 93 known as "The Pill Mill Bill" that has resulted in closure of many rogue pain clinics that illegally distribute powerful narcotics. Dr. Kerschner's public service also includes yearly visits with members of congress in Washington DC to protect patient's access to interventional pain services.
Dr. Kerschner's compassionate heart reaches out beyond North American borders. She began her medical missionary activity in the 1990's with Franklin and Billy Graham's organization (World Medical Mission) where she spent six weeks providing free anesthesia care to hundreds in Kenya, Africa. Dr. Kerschner also traveled to India where she had an opportunity to work side-by-side with Mother Teresa in Calcutta. Other missions include trips to Brazil, the Philippines, and Belize. Dr. Kerschner was recognized for her work in local as well as international media. She received Humanitarian Award for her medical contributions from government of the Philippines. Additionally, Dr. Kerschner's Scotty Dog Foundation awarded many high school scholarships in Southwest Ohio and surrounding areas.
Dr. Kerschner feels that using good judgment in determining what procedures, medications and other therapies will benefit her patients is the most important thing she has to offer. " Each person is unique with different genetics, anatomy and psychological needs. I treat each patient as an individual – each requiring special treatment plan. She and her staff try to spend ample time with each patient during consultation allowing plenty of opportunities to ask questions.