Karen S Thompson

Karen S Thompson, DO

UFHealth Physician

Department: MD-SURG-TCV CFH LEESBURG
Business Phone: (352) 787-9838
Business Email: karenthompson@ufl.edu

About Karen S Thompson

Karen S. Thompson, DO, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon at UF Health Cardiothoracic Surgery – Leesburg.

Dr. Thompson graduated with honors, earning her osteopathic medical degree from Midwestern University of Chicago, and was the recipient of the Dean’s Commendation Award. After medical school, Dr. Thompson completed her osteopathic internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Thompson’s postdoctoral training included a five-year general surgery residency at Jewish Hospital Kenwood in Cincinnati. She then completed her residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University Hospital of Mississippi and continued to pursue a two-year adult cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, finishing in 2008.

In addition to her clinical and surgical expertise, Dr. Thompson has spent time as a clinical faculty member at Northwestern University in Chicago. There she received specialty training in mitral valve surgery, working with nationally renowned valve experts. She is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and holds memberships in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Cardiovascular Surgeons.

Accomplishments

Chief Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2005-2006 · University Hospital of Mississippi
Chief Resident in General Surgery
2003-2004 · Jewish Hospital Kenwood

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Subspecialties
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Areas of Interest
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic valve surgery – open
  • Atrial fibrillation or flutter
  • Cardiovascular
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery – minimally invasive
  • Heart disease
  • Mitral valve surgery – minimally invasive
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Education

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2006-2008 · Emory University School of Medicine
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2004-2006 · University Hospital of Mississippi
Residency in General Surgery
1999-2003 · Jewish Hospital of Kenwood
Internship in Osteopathic (Rotating Internship)
1998-1999 · Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Internship in Surgery
1998-1999 · Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Medical Degree in Osteopathic Medicine
1994-1998 · Midwestern University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts
1991-1994 · Saint Louis University
Attended
1986-1989 · Spokane Community College

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 787-9838
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
700 DOCTORS CT
LEESBURG FL 34748