- Recently retired pulmonologist with nearly 40 years’ clinical practice experience in pulmonary and critical care medicine, clinical research, focused interest in lung cancer screening for early detection, and many years in Medical Staff Leadership
- Previously served as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer of Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta
- Founding Partner of Atlanta Pulmonary Group, a Private Practice comprised of eight physicians Board Certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and/or Sleep Medicine, which was acquired by The Emory Clinic in 2013
Dr. Paul Scheinberg is the Founding Partner of Atlanta Pulmonary Group, a Private Practice comprised of eight physicians Board Certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and/or Sleep Medicine, which was acquired by The Emory Clinic in 2013. He has been actively engaged in the practice of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine at Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta since 1979. Dr. Scheinberg recently served as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and was responsible for guiding safety and quality initiatives in conjunction with his colleagues at the other Emory University Hospitals. He had previously held positions of Chief of the Medical Staff, Chairman, Department of Medicine, and Chief of the Pulmonology Section. He has been an active member of the Ethics Committee of Saint Joseph’s Hospital and has held leadership positions in Critical Care and Respiratory Therapy Departments. He continued to serve on Physician Peer Review as well as Patient Safety and Quality Committee of the Board among other hospital committees.
In prior years, Dr. Scheinberg had been directing Clinical Research efforts at APG. He has served as Principal Investigator in numerous studies involving Chronic Lung Disease (COPD), Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Bronchiectasis as well as sleep disorders and smoking cessation. APG had also undertaken inpatient research studies involving new drug therapies for Sepsis and Nosocomial, Ventilator Associated, and Community Acquired Pneumonia. He was Medical Director of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program and Principal Investigator in several preclinical studies in conjunction with Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) and St. Joseph’s Translational Research Institute (SJTRI). He was also Principal Investigator in two Lung Cancer Screening Trials and continues to participate in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP).
Dr. Scheinberg was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and attended the well known Science Magnet Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan before earning a BS in Biology at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He returned to New York, attending State University of New York Downstate Medical Center where he earned his M.D. after which he migrated south to Atlanta where he completed two years of internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital of Emory University. He then served three years in the United States Navy as a Flight Surgeon, including operational deployments with his squadron to the Middle East, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Following his military stint, he returned to Emory University in Atlanta where he completed a Chief Residency in Medicine at Crawford Long Hospital (now Emory University Hospital-Midtown) and Fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases. He entered Private Practice at Saint Joseph’s Hospital at that time.
Dr. Scheinberg is married and has three sons of whom he is very proud. In his precious spare time he enjoys family and travel.