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Wilmington, NC 28403

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Whiteville, NC 28472

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CSM Physician Assistants

T. Shawn Fitzgerald, PA-C

Shawn was Dr. Esposito's physician assistant from 2002-2013. He became Dr. Messina's Physician's Assistant upon Dr. Esposito's retirement in January 2014. In addition to working in the Wilmington location, he sees patients at the Whiteville satellite office.

In his leisure time, Shawn enjoys water sports and competes in triathlons. He and his wife, Kerry, have 3 children.


  • B.A., Sports Medicine, Catawba College
  • B.S., Physician Assistant Studies, Marywood University


  • Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame – 2016

Professional Memberships:

  • Coastal Cape Fear Orthopedic Society
  • New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina Medical Society