J. Pearce Beissinger, MS, PA-C, graduated from Florida State University and completed further studies at Yale University. He then received his Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Arcadia University. Following an initial practice focus in Orthopaedic Surgery, Pearce transitioned to being a Cardiothoracic Surgical PA while working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital. He was a clinical instructor at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to be involved with academic medicine and teaching PA students.
Prior to moving with his family to Portland, Pearce has been involved with the growth and development of a cardiothoracic surgical program in Harrisonburg, VA. He is proficient in endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting and maintains certifications in BLS and ACLS. He is also an instructor in wilderness medicine (AWLS).
Outside of the hospital, Pearce is involved with church ministry, rowing, cycling, ice climbing and mountaineering. His greatest adventure and most rewarding pursuit has been enjoying the blessing of his wife, Heather, and two children, Micah and Jonah.