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William A. Killinger, MD, FACS
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William A. Killinger, MD, FACS

Dr. Killinger was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University. He completed medical school at the University of Virginia. At the University of North Carolina Hospitals, Dr. Killinger completed his internship and residency in general surgery, serving as chief resident in general surgery from 1989-1990. He then completed his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he was chief resident from 1992-1993.

Dr. Killinger practiced for a year in Charlotte, NC before going to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for additional training. He completed fellowships in both thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery at The Cleveland Clinic where he was a clinical associate.

Dr. Killinger joined Carolina Cardiovascular Surgical Associates in 1996. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Wake Medical Center where he practices both adult cardiac and adult thoracic surgery. Dr. Killinger also performs surgery at Rex Hospital.

Dr. Killinger is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He has served as a guest reviewer for the scientific publication, Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Killinger and his wife, Joyce, have two children.

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