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Paul Kirshbom, MD, chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Paul Kirshbom, MD, chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Paul Kirshbom, MD, has been named chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and chair of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Kirshbom, board-certified in congenital cardiac and general surgery, joins YNHCH from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta where he was the assistant chief of cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include neonatal and cardiac repairs, congenital heart disease and neurological protection.

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


Dawn Shaddinger, RN, MSN, clinical research manager

Dawn Shaddinger, RN, MSN, clinical research manager

Dawn Shaddinger, RN, MSN, has been named to the new position in the Heart and Vascular Center of clinical research manager of the Interventional Cardiology Clinical Research Program.

Prior to YNHH, Shaddinger was the administrative director of the Center for Cardiac and Vascular Research at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland where she started the cardiac and vascular research center. At Yale-New Haven, Shaddinger will oversee the clinical research team and will be responsible for all aspects of clinical trial implementation and facilitate the ongoing development of clinical research for the Interventional Cardiology Program.

Shaddinger, a Pennsylvania native, earned her nursing diploma at Allentown Hospital School of Nursing and her BSN at Gwynedd Mercy College. She received her MSN in adult health and illness at LaSalle University.