Associate Director, Inpatient Psychiatry
UNC Medical Center
Paul is a second career nurse after being a middle school and high school science teacher. In 2008, Paul began his nursing career in a medical step down unit and progressed to the Cardiothoracic ICU, where he advanced through the clinical ladder over the course of 5 years. In 2016, eager for an opportunity to lead a team of nurses, Paul took a step outside his critical care box towards Inpatient Psychiatry. During his time there, he has managed Geropsychiatry, Adult Crisis, and Perinatal Psychiatry units, as well as the Electroconvulsive Therapy Clinic. In 2020, Paul was given the opportunity to serve in his current role as the Associate Director for Inpatient Psychiatry at UNC Hospitals with a primary responsibility at the Chapel Hill Campus. During his time in Psychiatry, Paul has served as Co-Chair for the Workplace Safety Program Council, started a Behavioral Response Team Oversight Committee and coordinated the opening of a COIVD Psychiatric Unit.