Paul M. Kirshbom, MD

  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
Paul M. Kirshbom, MD
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Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats Only Children


Practicing Specialties

Pediatric Cardiac SurgeryThoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Congenital Cardiac DefectsCongenital Cardiac SurgeryCongenital Heart DiseaseNeonatal Cardiac SurgeryPediatric Cardiac Surgery


  • English
  • Spanish


“I find it incredibly satisfying to see critically-ill babies recover from complex procedures and then go on to lead normal lives.” 

Dr. Kirshbom is board certified in general, thoracic and congenital cardiac surgery. He is the chief of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital. 

He has been named a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine for multiple years. 

His father was a cardiovascular surgeon who was tremendously passionate about his patients. Dr. Kirshbom chose cardiac surgery because of him, and he is thankful to have had the opportunities his father did not. 

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. They are avid beekeepers and enjoy the outdoors. He also likes to read a wide range of genres.


Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery


Johns Hopkins Medical School


Duke University Medical Center


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Cardiothoracic SurgeryDuke University Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery


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