Paul Kirshbom, M.D.

Assistant Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Education and Training Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD, 1991
Residency: General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1991-1998
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Cardiothoracic Surgery, Research, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Professional Scientific Societies
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2010)
  • American Medical Association
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons Society
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Publications / Presentations

Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by Dr. Kirshbom are available at PubMed, the online database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health Publications.

  • Emory Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Outstanding Teacher, 2007
  • Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research Grant, 2000-2001 
  • Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 1988
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1987
  • Beneficial Hodson's Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University, 1984-87

Professional Interests
  • Neonatal and infant cardiac repairs
  • Congenital heart disease (CHD)
  • Neurological protection

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