Paul Jubeong Chai, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon





Dr. Chai is the Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Acting Associate Professor of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He also serves as Co-Chief of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Heart Center.

Dr. Chai graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He completed his General Surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center and spent an additional 2 years of research at Duke investigating cerebral protection strategies during pediatric cardiac surgery. He completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center and his Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship at University of Michigan/ Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to joining Children’s, Dr. Chai was Associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and simultaneously served as Director of Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Assistance at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York/NY-Presbyterian.

His clinical interests include neonatal heart surgery, complex congenital heart defect repair, pediatric cardiac transplantation and pediatric mechanical support systems.

Away from the hospital, Dr. Chai enjoys time with his family, fly-fishing, and travel.


Childrens Physician Group - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Egleston hospital, 1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Get Directions 404-785-6330

Focus of Practice

  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Transplant
  • Pediatric Mechanical Support Systems

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society (CHSS)
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA)
  • World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS)
  • European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)

Research Interests

Cerebral protection during pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric heart transplantation, clinical and translational research