Gary M. Kirsh MD
President & CEO, Solaris Health
President, Greater Cincinnati Market
Member, Solaris Health Board
Dr. Gary Kirsh has served as the President of The Urology Group, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 2009. The group operates integrated surgical, imaging, laboratory, radiation, pharmacy, and clinical research services and is the largest provider of urologic care in the Cincinnati metropolitan region of over two million lives.
In 2020, Dr. Kirsh was a co-founder of Solaris Health, where he serves as President and CEO. Since founding, Solaris has grown to become the largest provider of urologic services in the U.S.
Dr. Kirsh has a long history of involvement in urologic health policy and advocacy. He is a past Chairman of UROPAC, urology’s national political action committee, and a past-president of the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the North Central Section of the American Urological Association, and the Ohio Urologic Society.
In 2008, Dr. Kirsh was instrumental in founding LUGPA, a national trade association representing independent urologists. Dr. Kirsh has previously served as LUGPA’s Secretary, President and Chair of its Alternative Payment Model Task Force, and he continues as Chairman of LUGPA Political Affairs.
Dr. Kirsh has frequently spoken across the country on practice management, and the socioeconomic issues facing independent medicine. He has provided legislative testimony in support of physicians’ issues at both the state level and in the U.S. Congress.
Dr. Kirsh earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his residency in urology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1989.