Paul M. Kirshbom, MD

Education

Education: BS, Johns Hopkins University, 1987
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1991
Residency: General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1991-1998
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1993-2000
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2000-2002

Board Certifications

Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery Congenital

Faculty Appointment

Chair, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine

Expertise

Paul Kirshbom, MD, is chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and chair of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Kirshbom joins Connecticut Children’s and University of Connecticut from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where he was the assistant chief of cardiothoracic surgery since 2009.

Dr. Kirshbom is board certified in cardiothoracic and general surgery. His clinical interests include neonatal and cardiac repairs, congenital heart disease, and neurological protection.

Dr. Kirshbom completed his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University and obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at Duke University Medical Center. During his residency, he served as a research fellow in cardiothoracic surgery. He then served a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Kirshbom also completed a research fellowship and fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Kirshbom is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, American Heart Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Congenital heart Surgeons Society, and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.