Paul Brisson, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP

Paul Brisson, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP

Graduation Date: 1982
United States


Dr. Paul Brisson is the Chairman of Surgery at the new Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn, AL. It’s a position he holds after having spent 20 years in private practice in Schenectady, NY, as well as a nine-year stint with the United States Army.

Dr. Brisson came to St. George’s University from East Tennessee University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in environmental health. He then accepted a position as an Environmental Health Officer with the Indian Health Service, where he served for nearly two years prior to entering SGU. Upon graduating, Dr. Brisson was accepted into a rotating internship at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ, and then into a general surgery residency at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Brisson joined a private practice in Schenectady, serving as Chief of Trauma and Chief of Surgery. During those 20 years, Dr. Brisson took leave on two occasions, completing a two-year pediatric surgery fellowship in 1999 at the Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, and also to obtain a Master of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2006.

That same year, Dr. Brisson joined the US Army Reserves, and in 2008, he left his private practice to go on active duty with the US Army, assigned to Fort Belvoir Army Hospital in Virginia. Over a nine-year Army career, Dr. Brisson was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq four times.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Brisson’s research interests include general surgery, trauma surgery, global surgery, pediatric surgery, wound care, patient safety, and medical education.