June 15, 2017
The UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery welcomes Paul B. Tessmann, M.D., Pharm.D., who has joined the UNC faculty as an assistant professor of surgery. Dr. Tessmann is a cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in cardiac surgery for adults. He comes to UNC from the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.
At the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, Dr. Tessmann completed a two-year fellowship in Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support in 2014 and a two-year residency in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 2012. Earlier, he completed a residency in General Surgery (2009) and a fellowship in Critical Care and Extracorporeal Life Support (2010) at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. He earned M.D. from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, in 2003 and Pharm.D. (1999) and B.S. (1997) degrees from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and by the American Board of Surgery in Surgical Critical Care and General Surgery.