Dr. Paul Thesiger was born in the beautiful island of Jamaica and attended Campion College, the top rated Catholic high school in the country. He graduated with distinction and was accepted at the Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Natural Sciences with a minor in Biophysics. Dr. Thesiger was accepted to Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1989 and earned his doctorate in medicine. Having always expressed a desire to blend art and science he sought a residency in Surgery with a focus on further specializing in Plastic Surgery where his goal could be realized. After doing an internship at Columbia Presbyterian in New York he came to Washington DC to study General Surgery at Howard University.
After five rigorous years of general surgery training he went on to the University of Miami where he completed a residency in Plastic Surgery in 2002. Then, he was chosen to be the third Jerome Webster.
Fellow in Pediatric Plastic Surgery by Interplast Inc., a philanthropic organization based in Mountain View California. This fellowship took Dr. Thesiger to nine countries in the space of a year spanning from South America to the Far East, performing cleft lip & palate as well as hand surgery for poor children. He identifies this as the finest year of his academic life. After working as an associate in private practice outside of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Thesiger opened his own specialized center of excellence in Washington, DC in January 2006. Dr. Thesiger’s interests are myriad and include foreign languages, particularly Spanish, French and Portuguese which he is conversant in. He enjoys art, music of all types and sports, particularly tennis and soccer. He is married with three children. He prides himself on being open minded, caring and generous and seeks only the best for each and every patient.