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.
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- Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Aortic dissection
- Aortic regurgitation
- Aortic valve surgery – open
- Atrial fibrillation or flutter
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart bypass surgery – minimally invasive
- Heart disease
- Mitral valve surgery – minimally invasive
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)