About Karen S Thompson
Karen Thompson, DO, is a cardiovascular surgeon at UF Health Cardiothoracic Surgery in Leesburg.
Dr. Thompson earned her osteopathic medical degree from Midwestern University of Chicago and upon graduating was the recipient of the Dean’s Commendation Award. Following medical school, Thompson completed her Osteopathic internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Prior to joining UF Health, Dr. Thompson’s postdoctoral training included a 5-year general surgery residency at Jewish Hospital Kenwood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following completion of her general surgery in 2004, Dr. Thompson completed her residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2006 at the University Hospital of Mississippi. Dr Thompson continued to pursue a two-year adult cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, finishing in 2008.
In addition to community clinical practice, Dr Thompson has spent time as a clinical faculty member at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. There she received specialty training in mitral valve surgery working with one of the nationally known valve experts.
Dr. Thompson is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. She holds memberships in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and the Florida Medical Association.
Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
- Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Aortic dissection
- Aortic regurgitation
- Aortic valve surgery – open
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart bypass surgery – minimally invasive
- Heart disease
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)