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Paul Kirshbom, MD

Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Levine Children’s Hospital
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

With nearly 100 peer-reviewed research publications to his name, Dr. Kirshbom has spent his career advancing pediatric heart care. At Levine Children’s Hospital, he oversees all congenital heart surgery on newborns, children and adults with congenital heart defects and supervises quality and research efforts. Before joining Atrium Health, he was the first chief to hold that title at both Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Dr. Kirshbom also served in senior leadership positions at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and held academic appointments at Yale University School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine.


Medical school
Johns Hopkins Medical School

Duke University Medical Center

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Specialty: Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery

Duke University Medical Center
Specialty: Cardiothoracic surgery


American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery – Congenital Cardiac Surgery