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10000 SE Main
Street Suite 365
Portland, OR 97216

Clinic Hours:

Monday through Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.



J. Pearce Beissinger, PA-C

Cardiac Surgery

Main Profile

Pearce Beissinger graduated from Florida State University and completed further studies at Yale University. He then received his master’s in physician assistant studies from Arcadia University. Following an initial practice focus in orthopedic 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, Virginia. He is proficient in endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting and He is also an instructor in advanced wilderness life support (AWLS).

Outside of the hospital, Pearce is involved with church ministry, rowing, cycling, ice climbing and mountaineering. His greatest adventure and most rewarding pursuit have been enjoying the blessing of his wife, Heather, and two children, Micah and Jonah.

Specialties and Procedures

  • Assist with open-heart procedures
  • Cardiovascular intensive care
  • Endoscopic vein and radial artery harvest
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Wound and pain management


Medical School

Arcadia University

Board Certifications

Physician Assistant

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2001